Category Archives: OB/GYN & Maternity

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Impact of COVID on Life Saving Screening Tests

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year preventative screenings are more important than ever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented a huge drop in breast cancer screenings during the pandemic. A CDC report showed that the total number of breast cancer tests by women …

The COVID impact of sleep issues on a woman’s health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Sleepless nights are all too common for many people, especially those suffering from sleep disorders. It is an especially difficult situation for women who, according to the National Sleep Foundation, are more likely than men to struggle with sleep. Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well …

World Breastfeeding Week 2021: The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Every year since 1992, August 1-7 has been set aside as a time to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding. This year’s global theme is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.” With the world still in the midst of a global pandemic, it is …

The COVID-19 Delta Variant and What You Should Know

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate After more than a year spent in pandemic lockdown, life seems to be getting back to a pre-COVID-19 activity level. However, the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant is causing growing concern about a resurgence of the virus. First identified in India in December of 2020, the delta variant (also known as B. …

Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Pregnancy is often thought of as a joyous time in the life of a family—the addition of a new member bringing happiness and anticipation. However, this is not always the case. The reality is very different for those who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. According to the Centers …

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

By Dr. Katherine Bolt, OB/GYN Physician It is common for women to suffer from pelvic pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes for this; but for those diagnosed with endometriosis the pain can be debilitating. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, an event created to increase awareness and education about this painful …

February and Women’s Heart Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Updated: Feb. 5, 2021 February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for women in the United States and accounts for one in three female deaths every year. Fortunately, education and prevention …

Reducing the Risk for HPV Infection

By Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, Associate Medical Director—OB/GYN The Human papillomavirus virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly all men and women will get HPV at some point in their lives.  Most HPV infections go away by themselves within …

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Rachel Robinson, Medical Director OB/GYN Every year in the United States, 13,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Before the end of 2021, more than 4,200 will have died from the disease. January is designated Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. Cervical cancer …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This yearly event is more than just a way to raise funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Every year in the …