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Blog: Women’s Health


BY: Melissa Ebbinghouse B.S. R.T. (R)(M)(CT), Lead Mammography Tech, Southwest Health Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the breast for screening and diagnosis. The goal of mammography is early detection of breast cancer. Regular mammograms, as a part of your yearly exam, aid in early detection. In 2016, breast cancer screening [read more]

Breast Cancer Prevention: Reduce Your Risk

By Dr. Melissa Carr, The Women’s Center at Southwest Health October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. It is also a reminder about the importance of early detection, education, and the perfect time to talk about routine exams. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, [read more]

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By Jaime Collins, Director of Marketing and Communications It’s been buzzing through social media like an angry hornet. News about recent sexual assaults and their clueless, sexist, misogynistic, violent, and criminal perpetrators is everywhere. And it’s shocking. But our goal should not be to make Facebook explode or to astonish people by detailing the damages [read more]

Is bladder leakage controlling your life?

by Kim Christopher Mackey, MD, OBGYN – Director of Women’s Health at The Women’s Center at Southwest Health It’s no surprise that as we age our muscles change and even weaken. This also includes the muscles in your vaginal wall that support your bladder. So it shouldn’t be a surprise either that over 40% of [read more]