WWHT: Wednesday's Women's Health Tips Last week we reviewed the non-modifiable risk factors associated with breast cancer. Today, lets look at those risk that we can control. Alcohol- studies show that regular alcohol consumption can increase your risk of breast cancer. Women who consume one drink per day have a small increased risk. Women who … Continue reading Breast cancer risks that we can control
Risk factors are things in life that make your chances of getting a disease greater. With all diseases, some risk factors are out of your control and some are decided by you and your lifestyle. Today let's go over the risk factors that we can not change. Aging- most women who have invasive breast cancer … Continue reading Breast Cancer Risk Factors
It is well known that there are many health disparities in America. Race is one of the unchangeable risk factors for not only getting breast cancer, but surviving it. White women have the highest incidence of breast cancer; however, they do not have the highest death rate. Below are some statistics about how breast cancer … Continue reading Breast cancer and minorities
WWHT:: Learning the physiology behind the menstrual cycle was the most challenging concept I had to master in grad school. There are so many complex interactions that have to function just right for any of it to happen. From the brain to the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland to the ovaries to the uterus! And … Continue reading The point of the period
WWHT: This marks the end of World Breastfeeding week. As most of you know, breastfeeding is something very dear to my heart. Nothing makes me more happy than a new mom who decides to nurse their new babe! It can be overwhelming to think of nursing for 6 months or an entire year. Those first … Continue reading Breastfeeding: tips for a successful start
Sometimes you just need to step away from work. This month I am working on "being present".
Since 49% of pregnancies in the US are unplanned, contraception should alway be a dependable option for women of child bearing age. My new favorite birth control is the Nexplanon. I love this method because it is 99% effective... you ain't getting pregnant with this one... it lasts for 3 years, it's discreet, placement is … Continue reading Nexplanon
Spent my last day of age 34 in the clinic... this is pretty much every day. Gotta love nursing!! 8:00am "Let's get this day started!" 12:30 pm "What did I just see?" 4:30 pm "Mercy."