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Why it’s important to find the right OB

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Oct 17, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Sarah Hoops knew her OB/GYN physician was a good fit after the first appointment. 

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Topics: Women's Health

What do you need to know about breast cancer?

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Oct 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Just a few decades ago, little was known about breast cancer. It was a rarely talked about disease. Today, breast cancer is in the news almost daily, and much of what we read and hear involves breakthroughs in early detection, new drug therapies and the latest treatment techniques.

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Topics: Women's Health

Fertility treatment brings three babies, but four blessings

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 10, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Ellen Bartyzal and her husband, Tony, celebrated their twins’ first birthday in August, after planning the event with an extra sense of gratitude for their now family of five. “I have three very healthy babies, when—just a few years ago—I thought I might have none,” Ellen said.

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Topics: Women's Health

‘It’s time for a serious talk about HPV—the most common sexually transmitted disease’

Posted by Andraya J. Huldeen, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Aug 20, 2019 1:30:00 PM

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Currently, 79 million Americans are infected. Studies using blood tests have concluded that more than 80 percent of adults have been infected at some point in their lives—most unknowingly.* 

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Topics: Women's Health

Coughing, laughing or sneezing shouldn't cause peeing.

Posted by Michael Valley, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Jul 9, 2019 3:53:56 PM

If you experience leakage every time you cough, laugh, sneeze or jump, you aren't alone. Urinary incontinence is common and more frequently affects women than men. The chance of experiencing urinary incontinence increases as women age, but it is never “normal” and can be treated. 

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Topics: Women's Health

A patient's story: Baby Miles was in the right place at the right time

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 10, 2019 9:54:20 AM

Ridgeview has a long-standing reputation throughout the west metro and beyond as the place to have a baby. And for families with medical emergencies, it truly becomes the right place at the right time for special deliveries.

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Topics: Women's Health

Are you getting enough calcium and vitamin D as you age?

Posted by Heather Wilson, DO, Ridgeview Westonka Clinic on Feb 26, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Osteoporosis is something all women should prepare for no matter their age. After age 30, women begin to gradually lose the inner portion of their bones due to sensitivity to hormones, including estrogen, and the amount of calcium in their bones decreases. Osteoporosis weakens bones, leading to the likelihood of fractures, particularly in the hip, wrist and vertebrae.

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Topics: Women's Health

What to do if you receive a cancer diagnosis

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Jan 23, 2019 1:53:47 PM

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you're probably filled with questions and concerns about available treatment options, cost of treatment and fears about the future. The cancer care team from Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center has created the following information to provide guidance and answer questions to help you choose the best way forward.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

When you should begin screening for breast cancer

Posted by Sarah Bot, PA-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 9, 2018 1:30:00 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a women's health physician assistant at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, part of my job is to help my patients determine what approach to breast cancer screening is right for them.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

Six gynecologic cancers and how to avoid or detect them

Posted by Michael Valley, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Sep 4, 2018 1:30:00 PM

As an obstetrician gynecologist, I see women of all ages who are at risk for gynecologic cancers. I would like to give an overview of  gynecologic cancers affecting women, and how best to avoid them or detect them when they occur.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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