Posts Tagged ‘Medical Minute’

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: Incontinence after pregnancy

Medical Minute: Incontinence after pregnancy
  Giving birth is magical, peeing a few drops accidentally… not so much magical! One of the surprising effects of pregnancy can be urinary incontinence. Our pals at Brookwood Medical Center have some tips that can help: 1. Try a schedule. Making a point to relieve yourself at regular intervals...
February 25th, 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: Coping with Breast Cancer

Medical Minute: Coping with Breast Cancer
Overwhelming is one way to put it. Being diagnosed with breast cancer is shocking and scary. As a mother, you have people who need you. It can be so hard to stay strong for them when you just need to cry. And at the same time, you’re being asked to make some crucial decisions. There’s no...
October 18th, 2012 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Medical Minute: Guide to Gynecological Cancer Symptoms

Medical Minute: Guide to Gynecological Cancer Symptoms
A staggering fact can be found on the CDC’s website: In the US in 2008, 83,662 women were told that they had a gynecologic cancer. Education is imperative in awareness and diagnosis of these cancers. There are five main gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar). This symptom...
September 28th, 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

Medical Minute: How Hot is Too Hot?

Medical Minute: How Hot is Too Hot?
The temps are rising, you’re melting, and your iphone is giving you that scary “over heated” exclamation point. But have you tried telling your kids it’s too hot to play outside? I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t fly with my kids. Most kids just don’t...
June 29th, 2012 | featured, to live | Read More