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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

Eight easy steps to start meditating

Posted by Nina Hamza, MD on Nov 28, 2017 12:57:41 PM

I’m writing this piece about meditation not as a well versed, practicing for years, can float-in-the-air guru. I’m writing this as a wannabe. Because, come on, all the cool kids are doing it.

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Topics: Primary Care, Women's Health, Fitness/activity

Are you fueling your body correctly for exercise performance?

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties and Nichole Anderson, ATC, MS, MOAS, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Nov 7, 2017 12:33:27 PM

Food is fuel for your body! Your “fuel” choices influence how well your body will handle the stress of your workout, activity or competition. Timing of refueling also has an impact on your body’s ability to maximize the effect of your food choices. In other words, not only does it matter what you eat but when you eat and how much you eat.

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Topics: Diet and Nutrition, Women's Health, Rehabilitation

When should you start screening for breast cancer?

Posted by Sarah Bot, PA-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 17, 2017 12:34:43 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. In recent years, different organizations have offered sometimes conflicting recommendations in terms of when to start screening, how often to screen and which screening method to use.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

What is your thyroid and when should you be concerned about it?

Posted by Sara Maurer, NP-C, Endocrinology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Oct 4, 2017 2:32:33 PM

The hormones produced by your thyroid gland influence almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped, endocrine gland that sits low on the front of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. These hormones influence and regulate metabolism, growth and development and body temperature. Thyroid disorders are caused by either too many or too few thyroid hormones.

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Topics: Diet and Nutrition, Women's Health, Fitness/activity, Specialty Care

What is Heart Scan Calcium Scoring and how can it help you?

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Feb 21, 2017 1:02:48 PM

In addition to a heart-healthy diet, there are several steps you can take to ensure you're doing everything you can to avoid a cardiac event, such as knowing your risk factors. Unfortunately, many patients who experience a cardiac event never suspected that anything was wrong in the first place.

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Topics: Women's Health

Know the signs of a heart attack: They are different for men and women

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Feb 14, 2017 1:36:07 PM

Heart disease is a top killer of women. It's not just a man's disease. Unfortunately, studies show barely more than half of women recognize that heart disease is their number one killer. One contributing factor is the symptoms of heart attack can be different between the genders and not recognizing the symptoms can lead to greater risk of not surviving a heart attack.

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Topics: Women's Health

Do you know your numbers?

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Feb 7, 2017 1:19:21 PM

You may have heard the phrase "know your numbers" before but what does it really mean to you and your primary care provider? The numbers primary care providers discuss with patients include blood pressure, height and weight, triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose. These numbers, known as biometrics, can provide the information you and your health care provider need to make the right decisions for a healthier life.

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Topics: Women's Health, Wellness

What is a midwife and how do I choose one?

Posted by Shawn Johnson, CNM, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Jan 17, 2017 1:21:30 PM

The word's "Midwife" and midwifery" can both sound a little odd until you know their true meaning. The word midwife dates back to the year 1303 and literally means "with women." Being "with women" is the core of midwifery. Midwives are "with women" throughout their lifetime, from adolescence through menopause, through pregnancy, labor and birth and everything in between.

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Topics: Women's Health

Nine tips to help you lose baby weight after pregnancy

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jan 5, 2016 1:44:07 PM

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to manage your weight gain. Once you deliver your baby, it will be just as important to lose those extra pounds — but you need to do it wisely. These nine tips will help you lose baby weight in a healthy way.

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Topics: Women's Health

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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