The Uganda Fistula Fund

by | March 21st, 2017

The Uganda Fistula Fund brings hope to thousands of women Like the majority of American women, you have probably never heard of an obstetric fistula; that’s because they have been virtually non-existent in this country since the early 1900s. It is a devastating childbirth complication that leaves women with a hole between the vagina and

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Prevent STIs

by | February 21st, 2017

5 steps women should take to prevent STIs While it’s common courtesy to put others first, we believe you should focus on the “I” in STI. It is so important to prevent STIs, sexually transmitted infections, because not all can be cured, and they are spread through sexual contact. The Centers for Disease Control and

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Screening vs. Diagnostic Mammograms

by | February 7th, 2017

The difference between screening and diagnostic mammograms Our Austin obgyns encourage women to participate in yearly breast cancer screening to detect breast cancer in its early stages – when it is most treatable – by having annual screening mammograms. Under some circumstances, our physicians may recommend diagnostic mammograms. It’s important to know the difference between

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Lifestyle and High Risk Pregnancy

by | January 24th, 2017

2 important lifestyle choices that can cause a high risk pregnancy Making good lifestyle choices is an important way to prevent a high risk pregnancy. High risk pregnancy can cause complications for you and your baby. Our Austin obgyns want women to know how smoking and drinking can cause serious problems. How smoking leads to

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Calcium supplements and osteoporosis

by | December 26th, 2016

5 actions you can take to make your calcium supplements more effective Susan Stavinoha, PA, explains how women can get the most benefit from their calcium supplements 1. Take the correct dose of calcium. At Women Partners in Health, we recommend 1000 IU (international units)/day for women ages 18 to 50 and 1200 IU/day for

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