Category: Preventative Care

How to Find Your LGBTQ+ Ally in Health

Blog How to Find Your LGBTQ+ Ally in Health May 10, 2021   Preventative Care, Wellness What if you routinely gave your healthcare provider half truths about your problems, or just avoided getting care altogether? For LGBTQ+ patients, a simple wellness visit can be stressful and oftentimes unhelpful. A lack of understanding on the part of the provider when it comes to gender identities and sexual orientations,… Read more »

Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visit

Blog Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visit March 31, 2021   Preventative Care, Technology The COVID-19 pandemic has shaped healthcare in many ways, one of which is the use of telehealth. We’re finding that many visits with healthcare providers can be productive virtually, however there are certain visits that are best suited in person. An appointment with your healthcare provider, either face-to-face or virtual, should be… Read more »

Is Your Seltzer Habit Bad for Your Bones?

Blog Is Your Seltzer Habit Bad for Your Bones? May 8, 2020   Preventative Care You’re probably aware of the importance of yearly physicals, flu shots, and mammograms — but have you learned about the significance of bone density tests? The purpose of the test is to look for signs of osteoporosis, which is a deterioration of your bones that can lead to breaks and discomfort. Following… Read more »

Inverted Nipples (!?) and Other Breast Cancer Signs You Didn’t Know

Blog Inverted Nipples (!?) and Other Breast Cancer Signs You Didn’t Know March 3, 2020   Preventative Care Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in American females, aside from skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her life. As women, we should be accustomed to checking our breasts for lumps regularly, as well… Read more »

When’s the Last Time You Had a Mammogram?

Blog When’s the Last Time You Had a Mammogram? October 3, 2019   Preventative Care, Technology October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and that pink ribbon you see people wearing symbolizes the fact that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Please keep the following breast health… Read more »

Ovarian Cancer 101: An Overview of Symptoms and Risk Factors

Blog Ovarian Cancer 101: An Overview of Symptoms and Risk Factors September 5, 2019   Preventative Care, Sexual Health Ah, September—the kids are going back to school, Starbucks has brought back its coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Sundays are filled with cheering on your favorite team and an abundance of buffalo chicken dip. While September may mark the beginning of a new season and bring about change… Read more »

Go Red for Women! Four Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Blog Go Red for Women! Four Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy February 1, 2019   Preventative Care, Wellness This month we celebrate Go Red for Women — an initiative by the American Heart Association designed to increase women’s heart health awareness. Cardiovascular diseases claim the life of a women every 80 seconds — and 80 percent of those are preventable. As women caring for women, we want to encourage you… Read more »

Healthy Is the New 40: Five “Secrets” for Aging Well

Blog Healthy Is the New 40: Five “Secrets” for Aging Well September 11, 2018   Preventative Care, Wellness Aging is an inevitable part of life. And we promise it’s not all bad! As we grow older, we become wiser, stronger, and more resilient. Just think of all that you didn’t know back in your twenties! However, we won’t pretend that everyone is excited to get older… we… Read more »

What’s Your Number? The 411 on Bone Density (And Why You Should Care)

Blog What’s Your Number? The 411 on Bone Density (And Why You Should Care) May 5, 2018   Preventative Care You’ve probably heard your doctor stress the importance of yearly physicals, flu shots, and mammograms — but what about the value of bone density tests? Bone density testing is one of the many screenings we perform here at Garrison Women’s Health. The purpose of the test is… Read more »