Search Results:  Women's Health (13)
Results 1 - 13 of 13

Take charge of your health gynecological health as you age

By Susan Parisi, MD  |  9/6/2018

As you age, your body experiences a variety of changes. Dr. Susan Parisi, a gynecologist with Sharon Hospital Medical Practice, discusses common gynecological health concerns and questions for women. Q1: Why do I need an annual wo...

Ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer

By Lyda Rojas, MD  |  7/23/2018

There is a common misconception that breast cancer is hereditary when in fact 15 to 20 percent of cases are the result of familial or genetic predispositions. That means that 80 to 85 percent of women who get breast cancer have no...

The benefits of 3-D Mammography

By Dr. Donald Lien  |  6/15/2018

There are presently 4,272 certified facilities in the nation offering patients digital breast tomosynthesis, more commonly referred to as 3-D mammography, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Last May, there w...

Midwives through the centuries

By Jenna Smith, CM  |  10/16/2017

Midwives have attended women during childbirth since the beginning of civilization, as far back as 5,000 BC. Through the centuries, midwives have held the same belief — that women’s bodies know what to do and babies know, too. We ...

Learn the Latch: Breastfeeding Tips

Nursing shouldn't hurt, but sometimes it does. Sensitivity and tenderness are normal, but painful nipples are a sign the baby is not breastfeeding correctly. By improving how the baby latches onto the breast, moms can get back to ...

Healthy pregnancy habits can prevent birth defects

By Kimberly Henderson, DO  |  1/20/2017

An infant born with a cleft lip. A child with Down syndrome. A stillborn with a heart abnormality. Many of us know someone affected by a birth defect. A baby is born with a major defect every 4 1/2 minutes in the United States, ac...

Let's examine your genes

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  11/2/2015

You are excited about the prospects of having a baby. Cute, warm and cuddly. Although there seems to be so much to learn, a parent’s main concern is “will my baby be healthy?” According to Dr. Donna Kasello, “We use cutting edge t...

Commonly asked questions during pregnancy

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  10/1/2015

Should I VBAC? This stands for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean. Most patients, but not all, can deliver vaginally after they have had a prior cesarean section. The first step in making this decision is finding out from your physician...

What is a midwife and what services do they provide?

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  9/1/2015

"Midwives are trained to provide medical care and they approach care and pregnancy in a holistic manner." What is a midwife? Midwife means “with women.” The modern midwife provides comprehensive women’s health care from adolescenc...

Exercise during pregnancy

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  8/1/2015

"It's important to maintain a certain level of fitness in pregnancy" Why exercise during pregnancy? Exercise helps keep a woman’s body in shape so that when it’s time to deliver, she is able to effectively able to push. In general...

Braxton Hicks contractions occur in about 70% of pregnant women

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  7/1/2015

What do Braxton Hicks contractions feel like? First of all, not every pregnant woman experiences Braxton Hicks contractions. Some will have these contractions in one pregnancy,but not in subsequent ones. This type of contraction i...

Where do you go for immediate care that isn’t exactly an emergency?

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  6/30/2015

Summer is here! Now’s the time to bring your little ones outside to enjoy running, jumping, swimming, hiking and exploring. Unfortunately, all these great activities increase the incidence of bumps and bruises, insect bites, minor...

Six percent of pregnant women in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes

By Ask the OB/GYN  |  3/10/2015

Having a baby should be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but imagine being pregnant and struggling to remain calm as your blood-glucose levels inch higher and higher. Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes can be al...