The Dangers Faced By Women Who Delay Preventive Care
When you feel that something is off about your body or health, it’s easy to make the decision to get checked out by a healthcare professional. But, if you only see your doctor when you notice a change in your body, you could be missing important clues to your health that your doctor might discover in a preventive care checkup.
There are many things that can get in the way of making those regular, preventive appointments - scheduling conflicts, transportation issues, or just a busy life. Or in many cases, people believe doctors are only for the sick or injured, not realizing it’s possible to be sick without knowing it.
True, access to healthcare when sick or injured is critical, but preventive healthcare is just as necessary. Maybe more, as preventive care aims to prevent illness and negative outcomes.
Incontinence is Not a Normal Part of Aging
Do you leak a little when you laugh or sneeze? You’re not alone. Over 25 million people have some degree of bladder leakage or incontinence in the U.S. every day. Most don’t mention it to their doctors because they feel embarrassed or write it off as a normal part of aging.
It’s true that urinary incontinence is more common as we age, but it’s not a normal part of aging and it’s definitely not something you have to live with.
Whether you leak in your sleep, only when you laugh or sneeze, or all day – tiny drips or full bladders – your body is letting you know that something isn’t right. Urinary incontinence is a health program, not an aging problem.
Most people with urinary incontinence have a treatable or manageable condition.
6 Myths About Hospital Births
Giving birth is one of the most memorable and profound experiences in a parent’s life. You want it to be perfect – safe, loving, and memorable. And that’s why there are so many options about how and where to give birth. Unfortunately, there are just as many opinions and it can be difficult for a soon-to-be new parent to know what to believe.
Urinary Incontinence and Treatment Options
Urinary incontinence, or leakage of urine, is something that affects millions of us. It is so common that many feel it is a fact of life, and we simply have to learn to adjust. But that’s not true - there are several treatment options available.
There are three common types of incontinence: urge and stress, overflow. Many times, a mix of the three!
Hormone Replacement Therapy Offered At Women’s Health Center of South Oregon
While menopause can represent a wonderful transition for women, it can also lead to a variety of uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms. While menopause may be completely natural and something all women experience, debilitating symptoms do not have to be a part of it. (more…)
Our providers and staff went all out for Halloween! Check out these pictures...Come by and enjoy the fun!
Sara Brelsford, WHCNP, joining Women’s Health Center
Women's Health Center will welcome Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Sara Brelsford in mid-October. Sara has a master’s degree in nursing and was a registered nurse for ten years in a rural hospital in Kansas prior to moving to Grants Pass and becoming a WHCNP. Sara is also a certified menopause practitioner. She is married to her best friend, Steve, and together they have two daughters, three sons, and a spoiled beagle that thinks she is a daughter, too.
WHC Wins Boatnik Float Awards!
With it's Candyland themed float, Women's Health Center won two awards at the Boatnik Parade on May 28! WHC was awarded 1st place as the best Commerical business float and received the 4th place Mayor's Award. The float committee worked tirelessly for weeks and all the hard work paid off. What a fun and rewarding day!
76 BABIES WELCOMED IN AUGUST!
Our patients kept our doctors busy in August! 76 new boys and girls were welcomed into the world in the month of August. For 2013, 466 babies have been born to moms who have had Women's Health Center care for the during their pregnancy.
Happiness and congratulations to all the moms, dads and families!