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Health Wise

Health Wise is our blog to help you be more informed about important health and wellness matters for you and loved ones.

Facing Menopause and Managing Its Effects

While it’s a normal and natural event in every woman’s life, menopause is still sometimes misunderstood. The changes it brings to one’s health are even occasionally perceived as an illness or disorder without better knowledge of the signs and factors surrounding it. The following outlines the medical definition of menopause, common symptoms, and ways to gain some relief. Read More

Finding the Right Pediatrician for Your Child

There’s no single model for a pediatrician that fits all families. If you’re looking to change physicians, have moved to a new area, or are still trying to make up your mind, be sure to gather the following information before making a final decision. Read More

Gynecologic Cancer: What All Women Need to Know

Every woman, unfortunately, is at some risk of developing gynecologic cancer. Approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynecologic cancer every year in the U.S. Read More

Preparing Your Child for Puberty

Getting a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty can go a long way in helping you provide the support your child needs during this period in their life. Read More

Weight Loss Surgery: A Patient's Story

For nearly two decades, Kay struggled with her weight. She tried various measures to get it under control, all without success, and increasingly found everyday activities such as walking or simply crossing her legs to be a challenge. Read More

Steps Leading Up to Weight-Loss Surgery

The most important element of the process for weight-loss surgery is consultation with a team of health professionals. In addition to your primary care physician, you will likely need to be evaluated by a surgeon, a dietitian, a psychologist, and possibly other specialists to ensure that you are fully prepared for the procedure. Read More

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?

If you or a loved one suffers from obesity, without success in addressing it by diet or exercise, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery could be a viable option for addressing this condition. Read More

Heart Disease: A Serious Matter for Women

When you think of all of the major health issues facing women today, heart disease is rarely at the top of the list. Breast cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and lupus are many things that come to mind. However, heart disease is actually the number one cause of death among women—and African American women—today. Read More

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