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Navigating screening guidelines.

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Navigating screening guidelines.  By Dr. Patricia Petit The incidence of cancer in the US has declined by over 50% in the past 30 years.  The addition of HPV testing continues to change the screening guidelines. Pap screening in the mainstay for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical dysplasia…

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Exercise is key. By Dr. Patricia Pettit

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Exercise is one of the primary ways to working toward your goals.  Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.   Adults need at least 2 and 1/2 hours ( 150 min) of moderate -intensity aerobic activity every week.  They also need muscle strengthing activities on 2 or more days a week. …

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Travel in Pregnancy by Dr. Meredith Kasbohm

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Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, be sure to check with your obstetric provider ahead of time. If you have a healthy pregnancy, you'll likely to be able to travel with few limits. Be sure to follow any recommendations or restrictions you might be given.  Consult cdc.gov for most recent…

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Congratuations! Welcome to the wonderful world of multiples!

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Author:  Meredith Kasbohm, MD, and mother to twins.      If you're diagnosed with a twin pregnancy or other multiples, here's what you need to know to take good care of yourself — and your babies. How multiples are made Sometimes a twin pregnancy just happens. In other cases,…

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Fairview Health Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota have reached an agreement.

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We are pleased to announce that Fairview Health Services has reached an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota      As a result, patients with Blue Cross coverage will have uninterrupted access to Fairview providers and services at the in-network benefit levels of their.…

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Zika Virus

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Zika Virus can be passed from a pregnant Women to her fetus ;…

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AWH welcomes Allison Rivard P.A. to our clinic:

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Allison Rivard, P.A. Education UW-Eau Claire Graduate School UT Southwestern in Dallas Certifications and Specialties IUDs, and Nexplanons and assist in surgical procedures. Started with Associates in Women’s Health August 2016 Biography/Personal Interests A native Minnesotan, …

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AWH welcomes Myriah Hanno M.D. to our clinic

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Myriah Hanno M.D. Education Undergraduate University of Wisconsin, Madison     Medical School Doctor of Medicine, St. Louis University Residency Rush Presbyterian Certifications and Specialties American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow Started with Associates in…

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AWH Launches New Website

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AWH Launches New Website Associates in Women's Health is excited to announce the launch of our new website. This is part of the commitment by Associates in Women’s Health to provide our patients with the information they need. We will continue to update the site on a regular basis so be sure to share with us…

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis

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Normal or early menopause (brought about naturally or because of surgery) increases your risk of developing osteoporosis. In addition, women who stop menstruating before menopause because of conditions such as anorexia or bulimia, or because of excessive physical exercise, may also lose bone tissue and develop osteoporosis. …

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Exercise

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Exercise is good for your physical and mental health. You will be less likely to develop osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis and chronic diseases associated with obesity. If you need some extra motivation to start or continue an exercise program, you are not alone.  To learn more about exercise tips, benefits and, …

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Breast Cancer

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The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that treatment will work. The goal is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are the most important factors in predicting the outlook for the patient. Most doctors feel that early detection tests for…

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Sexuality

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Understanding the physical changes you and your partner will go through as you age can help you prepare Understanding the physical changes you and your partner will go through as you age can help you prepare for some of the challenges of maintaining sexual intimacy. (Mayo Clinic) To learn more about sexuality in midlife,…

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Heart Disease

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Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease. Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are devastating to women, too. In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the leading cause of death for American women. Many women believe that cancer is more of a threat, but they’re wrong.…

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Weight Management/Nutrition

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Having a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to help your overall health. Along with physical activity, your diet is the key factor that affects your weight. Having a healthy weight for your height is important. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood…

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Pregnancy and Exercise

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Exercise is good for your physical and mental health. You will be less likely to develop osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis and chronic diseases associated with obesity. If you need some extra motivation to start or continue an exercise program, you are not alone. To learn more about exercise tips, benefits and resources,…

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