Thursday, April 18, 2024

HEALTHIER YOU: Reproductive concerns for women

March 18, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman’s uterus — the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus, on the bowels, or on the […]

Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare

March 18, 2022 by  
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Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Everyone living with a terminal illness should have access to high-quality palliative care, and be treated with dignity and respect. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness and approaching the end of life can be extremely difficult for […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Preventing infection during pregnancy

February 10, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Some infections before and during pregnancy can hurt both you and your developing fetus. They can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems. Here are some tips to help prevent infections before and during pregnancy … Protect yourself from Zika virus Zika […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Awareness of birth defects

January 22, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN As we usher in the New Year, many are ready to welcome new babies in 2022. There are many things to consider during pregnancy, and it is natural for couples to worry about the health of their unborn child. Those common concerns are why it is important to raise awareness […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Answering a common question about Pap tests

December 12, 2021 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Are Pap tests still needed after removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)?” I am often asked this question by women who have had hysterectomies if they should have their annual Pap smear test even if they no longer have a uterus. I often tell them: “It depends.” A Pap test is […]

Caring for those who served

November 6, 2021 by  
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By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Next month sees the beginning of the holiday season — and one of the things we remain eternally grateful for is the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe. On Veterans Day we honor those who have served, and we can never forget those […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Women and Diabetes

November 6, 2021 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN In November, our minds turn to our traditional menus for a Thanksgiving feast. We give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon us. As women, we might be undecided about whether to serve the grand meal with recipes that remind you of grandma’s cooking or those recipes that will be […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Addressing disparities in the impacts of breast cancer

October 14, 2021 by  
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Addressing disparities in the impacts of breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN As we acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October, it is important to also be aware of health disparities. Black and white women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer at about the same rate, but Black women are 40 […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black women and ovarian cancer

September 15, 2021 by  
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Black women and ovarian cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Ovarian cancer is perhaps one of the most dangerous diseases, because more than 80% of these cases are diagnosed in late stages. At that point, there’s also the chance that the cancer has metastasized — or spread to other parts of the body — very […]

Who is on the hospice care team?

September 15, 2021 by  
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Who is on the hospice care team? By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Caring for someone at the end of life can be overwhelming. It takes a variety of skilled professionals to deal with the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of a terminally ill patient. Most families would find it impossible […]

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