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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

Eight easy steps to start meditating

Posted by Nina Hamza, MD, Ridgeview Clinics 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

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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