Birth Control

A century ago, families with 10 or 12 children weren’t unusual. Married women often expected to have a baby every year. It wasn’t the best situation for a woman’s health, but our great-great grandmothers didn’t have much choice. Now, modern birth control methods allow women and their partners to make decisions about whether and when […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Estrogen is a hormone that develops and maintains womanly characteristics in the body. This is the hormone responsible for breast development, the reproductive cycle, and most differences between male and female humans. For example, estrogen causes women’s vocal cords to be shaped differently from men’s, producing a more womanly voice. It keeps women from going […]

Menstrual Cramps: Relief

Menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, may be your least favorite part of being a woman. Painful periods can include cramping pain in the abdomen, dull but steady abdominal pain, and pain that radiates up into your back or down into your legs. You might also experience headaches, diarrhea and stomach cramps, or dizziness. The bad news […]

Is It Time for Your Well Woman Visit?

Renaissance Women’s Healthcare is now scheduling convenient appointments.  Has it been a year since your last well woman visit? Maybe you can’t remember the last time you went to see a doctor for a wellness exam, or maybe you’ve never scheduled a well woman visit before. Wellness exams for women are important to maintaining good […]

5 Tips to Help You Choose a Doctor

Finding the right doctor can influence the quality of your healthcare. It’s not only important that you choose a doctor whose abilities you’re confident in, but also a doctor that you are comfortable with. A physician that meets this criteria can significantly improve the quality of healthcare that you receive. Choosing a new doctor can […]

Who Should Have a Breast MRI?

Breast MRI screening finds more tiny cancers than other breast cancer screening tools. The Breast Center recommends annual mammograms for all women starting at age 40. However, there are some women who should consider breast MRI screening. Dr. Steven Harms, a renowned expert on Breast MRI at The Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, discusses dedicated […]

Birth Defects Prevention

While some birth defects cannot be prevented, there are actions that you can take to decrease a baby’s risk for many birth defects. Birth defects can cause disabilities that affect a child for the rest of his life. Here are seven things that you can do to help prevent birth defects from happening. Don’t use […]

Screening and Cervical Health

The cervical cancer death rate is half what it was four decades ago, and cervical cancer screening is one of the main reasons for this decrease. The Pap test detects cancer when it is most treatable, and can even detect pre-cancers in cervical cells. Screening is essential to ensuring good cervical health. Decrease your risk […]

Is a Mammogram Right For You?

There’s conflicting information about mammograms circulating. This has led to some confusion over when women should get a mammogram, and how often women should get a mammogram. Mammograms help save lives. The Breast Center recommends annual screening mammograms for women starting at age 40. What is a mammogram? Mammograms use X-rays and provide radiologists with […]