Tag Archives: OB/GYN

National Women’s Health Week: BRCA Testing

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate May 9-5, 2021 marks National Women’s Health Week and it is a good reminder to women of all ages that you are never too old or too young to start taking control of your overall health. That can include many things like maintaining a healthy diet, watching your weight, getting …

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 …

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 …

Is there a COVID-19 Risk for Pregnant Women?

By Carolina Boyd As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the globe, it has become important for everyone to take extra measures to stay safe. The coronavirus is especially concerning for pregnant women, many of whom wonder about potential risks from the virus. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: When Cramps Signal a Bigger Problem

By Dr. Wendi Monthy, Medical Director of OB/GYN It is not uncommon for women to experience pelvic pain during their lifetime. Sometimes it can be as common as menstrual cramps, but it can also be as serious as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. PID is often a complication of …

How Legacy can help you prepare for Becoming a Mom

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy can be an exciting yet anxious time for a woman. Whether it is her first pregnancy or her last, there can be a lot to learn about what to do before and after the baby arrives. Legacy Community Health offers Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien (BAM) classes to help our pregnant patients …

Taking your folic acid in 2020

By Carolina Boyd The New Year is starting off with a reminder for women to take their folic acid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the March of Dimes have partnered together for National Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020). Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper …