Posts Tagged ‘Brookwood’

Medical Minute: Depression

Medical Minute: Depression
We all know someone who has suffered from depression. Depression affects every race and gender. It is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood, and thoughts, and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, feels about himself or herself, and thinks about things. It is not the same as being unhappy...
May 31st, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Breastfeeding Difficulties

Medical Minute: Breastfeeding Difficulties
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy for everyone. There are obstacles that you may face such as insufficient milk supply, sore nipples, mastitis, and plugged milk ducts. Most mothers worry at some point that they do not have enough milk. A delay in the time when milk “comes in” sometimes...
April 24th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Osteoporosis

Medical Minute: Osteoporosis
  I had a proactive health screening a few months ago and was shocked when the nurse told me I needed to follow up about my bone density. Surely I’m too young for this I thought! This month, our friends at Brookwood Medical Center share some knowledge about Osteoporosis. It’s a disease...
March 26th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Are you high risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer?

Medical Minute: Are you high risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer?
Risk factors are different for different cancers. Women need to pay attention to these in particular: Age- The risk is higher with age. Ovarian cancer is rare in women under 40, usually occurring after menopause. Obesity- A body mass index (BMI) over 30 has been linked to a higher risk in developing...
January 24th, 2013 | featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Guide to Gynecologic Cancers

Medical Minute: Guide to Gynecologic Cancers
How much do you know about the cancers that affect women? There are five main gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar). Cervical Cancer All women are at risk for cervical cancer, though it occurs most often in women over age 30. Each year, about 12,000 women in the United...
November 26th, 2012 | featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Pregnancy and Weight Gain, What to Know

Medical Minute: Pregnancy and Weight Gain, What to Know
  Everyone wonders how much weight they should or shouldn’t gain during pregnancy. It really all depends on your weight before pregnancy, but the real goal is always to eat healthy and do what is best for baby. Many Moms will use pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever they want, or to “eat...
August 27th, 2012 | featured, to live | Read More

What to Expect When Baby Comes Home

What to Expect When Baby Comes Home
The first few days and weeks at home with a new baby can be overwhelming. So Brookwood Medical Center and BirminghamMommy have assembled a great group of moms – one is an OB/GYN and another has been called the “baby whisperer” – to share tips and tricks that will help you survive...
August 23rd, 2012 | featured, to do | Read More

Medical Minute: Infertility, Truths and Myths.

Medical Minute: Infertility, Truths and Myths.
  Infertility is a very sensitive and complex issue and because of that, can be a very misunderstood issue among women, their partners and even family members. Here some facts to dispel any myths you may have heard: It’s the Women’s fault: While women are quick to point the finger at...
March 28th, 2012 | featured, to live | Read More

GenBump: Waiting for Baby!

GenBump: Waiting for Baby!
Waiting for Baby – Whether you’re just beginning the journey to conceive or you’ve been trying with no luck, questions about your fertility and getting pregnant have probably crossed your mind. Join our infertility specialist and moms who have been in your shoes, in an open conversation about...
March 22nd, 2012 | featured, This Week, to do | Read More

Medical Minute: Exercise During Pregnancy

Medical Minute: Exercise During Pregnancy
Regular exercise, with the approval of your physician or midwife, can often help to minimize the physical discomforts of pregnancy and help with the recovery after the baby is born. There is evidence that physical activity may be especially beneficial for women with gestational diabetes. According to...
February 28th, 2012 | featured, to live | Read More