National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.
Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out. » Read more about: Old Myths About Endometriosis Are Finally Being Dispelled »
Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect »
You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this: BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & » Read more about: Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You? »
The team at Associates in Womens Health will be participating in the 2017 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October 8th. We encourage all of you to join us in this cause! » Read more about: Join Us in Our Fight Against Breast Cancer »
As common as uterine fibroids are, it was only a matter of time before a month was dedicated to it in an effort to help raise awareness, research, and funding. If you’re not familiar with the condition, you may be surprised to learn that by age 50, as many as 70% of white females and 80% of African American females have had fibroids. And if you are familiar with it, you most likely know there are many powerful and successful treatment options available to conquer the condition. » Read more about: July is Fibroids Awareness Month »
Often times, uterine polyps and uterine fibroids are categorized as the same condition. However, these two reproductive health issues are very different in their nature and how they’re treated.
In order to understand the differences, we must first understand each condition. » Read more about: Differences Between Uterine Fibroids & Uterine Polyps »
Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health? » Read more about: How Is Stress Affecting Your Health? »
As a mom, you’re dedicated to knowing your child’s medical history to ensure they stay as healthy as possible. You probably even track what they eat, drink, and breathe, just to make sure you’re preventing every ailment you can. But, do you ever think about your own mother’s medical history and how it may affect both you and your children?
This Mother’s Day, take a step back and ask a few questions that can help gain valuable insight into your family’s health patterns for generations to come. » Read more about: Five Health Questions To Ask On Mother’s Day »
2017 Office Holiday Closings:
Monday, May 29, 2017 – closed all day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – closed all day
Monday, September 4, 2017 – closed all day
Thursday, November 23, 2017 – closed all day
Friday, November 24, 2017 – closed all day
Monday, December 25, 2017 – closed all day
Monday, January 1, 2018 – closed all day
During these times, patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible. » Read more about: 2017 Office Holiday Closings »
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, and 50,000 die from it. Since 2000, March has been designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with blue as its ribbon color. Each year, many organizations including the Colon Cancer Alliance join together to plan events, fundraiser, and spread the word. » Read more about: Colorectal Cancer Awareness »