What is Preeclampsia?

According to the website preeclampsia.org, preeclampsia impacts five to eight percent of all births in the U.S. The condition often occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy, and is characterized by persistent high blood pressure during pregnancy or postpartum. Preeclampsia is associated with high levels of protein

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Heavy Bleeding During Menstrual Periods–Could You Have a Bleeding Disorder?

by Annette Pinder Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem, and according to WomensHealth.gov, as many as one in 10 women with heavy menstrual periods have a bleeding disorder that, if untreated, can raise her risk for anemia and dangerous bleeding after childbirth. The most common bleeding

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Scheduling a Mammogram? Don’t Wait!

By Annette Pinder An interesting phenomenon is occurring in women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine — the lymph nodes in their armpits appear swollen and abnormal. Fortunately, this is not a cause for concern. It is actually a sign of a healthy immune system! However, since swollen

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What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis? By Annette Pinder   According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, endometriosis affects about 2 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. The condition comes from the word “endometrium,” which is the tissue that lines the uterus. During a woman’s regular menstrual

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Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women?

Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women? By Annette PInder Traditionally pregnant women have not been included in any clinical trials, including studies regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. However, many physicians and experts say that omitting pregnant women from clinical trials is a mistake, especially since pregnant women

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Menopause Increases Women’s Risk of Heart Disease

Menopause Increases Women’s Risk of Heart Disease Courtesy of the American Heart Association   During a woman’s late 40s to mid-50s when a woman experiences menopause, her risk for developing heart issues increases. Monitoring this phase of life and developing intervention strategies may help prevent heart disease,

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How to Prevent Infections Before and During Pregnancy

How to Prevent Infections Before and During Pregnancy    The physical and mental changes women experience during pregnancy can be a challenge unlike any other she has ever faced, particularly for first time mothers. Maintaining the health of a developing fetus is another challenge that expectant mothers

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Women and Stress Urinary Incontinence

Women and Stress Urinary Incontinence A New Treatment and a Game-Changer now available By Annette Pinder   Women are frequently reluctant to discuss their experiences in dealing with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but want desperately to do something about it. SUI affects up to 40 percent of

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A Partnership for Better Health

A Partnership for Better Health by Annette Pinder   The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has partnered with Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) to provide mobile clinical services at 608 William Street. “In March, we made an immediate decision to suspend most

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A Game-changer for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence

For Women with This Medical Issue, It is a Game-changer— And There’s Only One Place in WNY to Get It Women often do not want to talk about it stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but wish they could do something about it. For women living with SUI a

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