Eight Superfoods for Women

You’ve likely come across the word “superfoods.” But what does it really mean and how do these foods affect your health? Superfoods contain high levels of nutrients and can help fight disease, prolong life, reduce the effects of aging, keep you at a healthy weight and help you feel better with improved energy. View the … Continued

When Should Teens See a Gynecologist?

Even if your teenager is healthy, it’s important to begin establishing a relationship with a gynecologist sooner rather than later. Being proactive can help set her on a healthier path for the rest of her life. Here are answers to some of the most common questions, including when to start seeing a gynecologist, why teens … Continued

Letting Go of the Supermom Myth

These days, being a regular mom isn’t enough. Today’s moms are expected to be supermoms who can do it all. They’re expected to be the perfect mom, wife, daughter, friend and employee, and juggle everything without breaking a sweat while wearing a beautiful outfit with perfect hair and makeup. It’s time for a reality check: … Continued

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Chances are, you or a loved one will experience or care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the … Continued

Eight Tips to Age Well

Thanks to smarter health choices, better nutrition and more access to healthcare, people are living longer. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double by 2060 with the age group’s share of the total population rising from 16 to 23 percent. All of this … Continued

What You Actually Need to Eat to Lose Weight

Many popular diets claim you can quickly lose weight if you just avoid eating certain foods. If only weight loss was that cut and dried. As a dietitian, here are some of the most common weight loss misconceptions I hear from my patients: Myth #1: You have to cut all carbs It’s virtually impossible to … Continued

What to Expect After Giving Birth

Congratulations – you’re a new mom! After months of careful preparation, you’ve just given birth. Now it’s time for you to recover physically and emotionally. Contrary to popular belief, recovering from childbirth doesn’t happen in a matter of hours or days. For most women, it takes six weeks for the body to recover enough to … Continued

Should You Choose a Midwife?

Today’s healthcare isn’t about providing a cookie-cutter approach. It’s about providing options to patients so they can find the treatment or care that’s right for their situation. For patients preparing for childbirth, this may include working with a midwife. Midwives are healthcare professionals who care for and support women through their reproductive years – mainly … Continued

What is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding?

Although it’s not often talked about, abnormal uterine bleeding is a common condition among reproductive-age women. In fact, about five percent of women ages 18-50 are affected per year. This number is likely even higher since the condition is often not reported. Abnormal uterine bleeding is an all-encompassing term to describe bleeding between periods, a … Continued

Five Tips to Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. You can’t control some risk factors, such as family history, genetics and ethnicity.  However, you can influence others by following these lifestyle tips: Maintain a healthy weight – Adults should aim to keep … Continued