Lower Your Risk!

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"You can make changes in your daily life which can lower your F2-IsoPs to safe levels.

  •  Reducing the amount of red meat and increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat can help lower your F2-IsoPs levels.
  • Adding one fish meal a week as part of a low-fat diet may also lower F2-IsoPs levels.
  • Your F2-IsoP levels may also be lowered by increasing the amount you exercise.
  • If you smoke, quitting will lower your F2-IsoPs levels."

Lifestyle changes are the best option to help lower your oxidized LDL levels.

 

  •  If you smoke, ask your medical provider to help you quit.
  •  Adjust your diet to include foods low in saturated fat and those with zero trans-fat. Fruits and vegetables are also great options as they contain antioxidants.
  •  Talk with your medical provider about over-the-counter supplements containing antioxidants.
  •  Increase your amount of physical activity."

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Inflammation Testing - Cleveland HeartLab

"We all want to age well, but far too many young Americans are having heart attacks or strokes and many are life-ending events. In fact, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 43 seconds.

Heart disease and stroke are not only the leading causes of death but can make it impossible for some adults to return to work and enjoy their favorite activities. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are more people under age 65 who are dying from preventable heart disease and strokes than those who are older than 65 years. Once thought to be a “man’s disease”, heart attacks and strokes kill more women each year than the next four causes of death combined, including cancer.

The inner lining of your arteries are damaged by things like smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and poor lifestyle habits. This damage allows cholesterol in your blood to more easily enter the walls of your arteries, leading to disease."

 

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Help Us, Help You!

"We realize your time is valuable and so is the time of our providers. Patients who consistently schedule appointments then do not come in or call to cancel/reschedule will be charged a $25.00 "no show fee" after two occurrences. Rescheduling these appointments for other patients who are wanting to come in earlier allows the Woman’s Clinic to keep “full” or “complete” schedules for our providers."

Cleveland HeartLab Introduction!

While routine lipid screening plays an important role in cardiovascular risk assessment it does not provide a complete picture of your health. In fact, nearly 50% of all heart attacks and strokes occur in patients with ‘normal’ cholesterol levels.Recent evidence goes beyond lipids to suggest that inflammation within the artery wall is the primary contributor to this residual risk for heart attack and stroke. Inflammation contributes to both vulnerable plaque formation and to plaque rupture.

Midwifery and Social Media

Midwifery and Social Media

Midwives love networking – whether sitting in the tea room, hanging out at the desk, having dinner out with colleagues or catching up at midwifery conferences, workshops and meetings. The buzz of midwives conversations and laughter is inevitable. The move to using social media as a way to stay in touch and keep connected has become easy for midwives.

12? There are more! This is a good start!

It’s easy to be confused by all the birth control options out there: Should you take a progestin-only pill or the mainstream combination pill? Can an IUD affect your chances of having children in the future? Is the female condom as effective as its male counterpart? 

Luckily, we have answers. Here are 12 of the most common birth control methods, and why you should or shouldn’t try them.

Checklist - Be Prepared!

Do I really need to see my doctor every year?
Yes. Many women only see their doctors when they are sick or injured, forming a negative connotation with doctor visits. Routine visits with your healthcare provider are imperative in helping prevent and recognize disease early when it may be easier to treat, identify health issues, establish wellness goals and build a relationship with your physician. 
 

Birth Control Issues?

Essure is a permanently implanted birth control device for women (female sterilization). Implantation of Essure does not require a surgical incision. In the procedure, a health care provider inserts flexible coils through the vagina and cervix and into the fallopian tubes – the tubes that carry the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. Over a period of about three months, tissue forms around the inserts. The build-up of tissue creates a barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, thus preventing conception. Essure is considered a permanent form of birth control and therefore is not intended to be removed.

Provider of the Week: Dr. Molly M. Rheney!

Dr. Rheney served as Chief of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from 1992 through 1994. She was also a member of the Credentialing Committee in 1992. Dr. Rheney is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association and the West Tennessee Consolidated Medical Assembly.