Maternal Obesity Increases Risks

By now, most of us are aware of the obesity epidemic in America. Obesity among both genders and all age groups is growing. In the early 1960s, 13% of Americans were classified as obese. By 2000, the number had skyrocketed to more than 30%. Today, almost 67 million Americans — [Read More]

Pregnancy During Cold and Flu Season

Women’s Care recommends flu shots for all women who will be pregnant during flu season, November to March. Because the flu shot is made from killed (inactivated) influenza virus, it’s considered safe at any stage of pregnancy. However, pregnant women should not use the nasal spray flu vaccine, which is [Read More]

Implantable birth control now available at Women’s Care

By Sue Trezona, CNM A new implantable contraceptive device now offers Women’s Care patients a new option in birth control. Implanon is a flexible rod the size of a matchstick that’s implanted on the inside of a woman’s upper arm. It releases a low, steady dose of progestin to prevent [Read More]

Women’s Care Continues Conversion To Electronic Medical Record

At Women’s Care, we’re converting medical records for patients from paper charts to an electronic medical record (EMR). The medical information we’ve gathered from you over the years must be transferred into our new system in a thorough, accurate, and timely fashion. The conversion is painstaking and time-consuming, but one [Read More]

Women’s Care Offers Online Bill Paying

Our patients can now benefit from the convenience of paying their Women’s Care bills online. Log on to our website at to use your credit card for payment. Our payment form is on a secure Web server to protect your credit card information. [Read More]

Weight Gain Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Ivanhoe Newswire Putting on pounds after menopause increases the risk of breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston wanted to know how weight gained by middle-aged women affected their breast cancer risk. Previous studies have shown women who [Read More]

Women’s Care Launches Electronic Medical Record

While old-fashioned warmth and compassion will always be essential to the care we provide, the physicians of Women’s Care realize that there is a place for technology in our daily lives. Women’s Care, along with five other local specialty offices, has undergone the largest of technological advances: we’ve moved from [Read More]

Using Family History To Promote Health

By now we’re all familiar with the typical New Year’s resolutions: Resolve to get healthy by achieving a healthy weight, stopping smoking, eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. But there are steps beyond those familiar health tips that can further ensure good health. Family history is an important influence [Read More]

Birth Control Now Available in Chewable Form

Women who rely on oral contraceptives for birth control now have a new and convenient option. The first and only FDA-approved chewable birth control pill is now available by prescription. The spearmint flavored daily tablet, Femcon Fe, is a convenient option for busy women on the go. It can be [Read More]

Considering Parenthood As Part of Life Planning

Getting an advanced degree. Pursuing a career. Traveling the world. Solidifying a relationship. Buying a home. These are just a few of the reasons American women are postponing motherhood in record numbers. An estimated 20% of them now delay pregnancy until after the age of 35. While motherhood at an [Read More]