A woman’s health concerns will change with her age and development. Women’s health concerns can vary from reproductive concerns, to cancer to mental health.
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By Rebekah Costello, DO
There are few things in life that I enjoy more than finding a cool, shaded spot on a warm summer day to sit back with a good book. Reading is a perfect summer activity for the whole family - keeping adult minds stimulated, providing an escape and adventure for teens, and an opportunity for quiet downtime for younger children. I have put together my family's summer reading list filled with books about health, food and self-care. I hope you find a title or two that fills your summer with relaxation, knowledge and inspiration.
By Susan Mitchell, MD
No one knows how much alcohol should be considered “safe” in pregnancy. However, binge drinking and drinking throughout pregnancy are generally considered dangerous. We know that women who don’t drink at all in pregnancy are not at risk. But where between none and daily can be considered “safe”?
By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, largely due to the fact that if heart disease is left untreated, it can cause a heart attack. Thanks to increased awareness and prevention efforts, most people are familiar with the traditional warning signs of a heart attack including squeezing, tightening or pressure in the chest, sudden dizziness, breaking out into a cold sweat or pain in the left arm. Over the last several years there has been a steady reduction in the number of heart-related deaths in males; however the mortality rates for women are declining at a much slower rate. This may be because the disease can manifest differently in women and produce other, more subtle symptoms. Did you know women are more likely than men to experience smaller, nonfatal or “silent” heart attacks? To learn more, read about other ways heart attacks may differ in women.
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
Most people take precautions to cover skin up to protect against frostbite in colder weather. Did you know the cold air can put your lungs and health at risk?
According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes each year. On top of that, nearly 84 million adults in the United States have what’s considered pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is classified as elevated blood sugar that is not quite high enough to be considered diabetic. Once diagnosed, it is important to take action to control blood sugar to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues.
By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Did you know that approximately one in three women will experience urinary incontinence after giving birth? DMG's Urologist share some helpful tips to address postpartum UI. Read our infographic to learn more!
By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
For many women, getting a mammogram can be nerve-wracking. Getting called back for additional testing can cause even more anxiety. However, it is important to remember that most women who are called back do not have breast cancer, and most women are happy to get the additional testing to be sure.
By DuPage Medical Group Nephrology
When thinking about our overall health, kidneys are not most peoples first thought or focus. In fact, kidney health often does not come up until there is a problem. Kidneys actually play a very essential role in keeping our bodies operating at their best. When your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, it has a significant impact on your health and can cause several unpleasant side effects. Read on to learn some simple ways to improve your kidney health.