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That Pelvic Pain Could Be Endometriosis

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 19, 2017 5:31:20 PM

When you feel pain, your body is sending a signal – usually indicating something is not right.

When women feel pain in their pelvic area, they should heed the warning and see a doctor. One of the most common causes, Endometriosis, needs attention.

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Topics: Women's Health

Signs You are Experiencing Perimenopause

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 3, 2017 1:59:23 PM

Can we talk? The first reaction to the signs that women may be transitioning to menopause is as varied as the women experiencing it.

Emotions can range from sadness to happiness; from doubt to denial. This part of your life signaled the beginning of womanhood and has been a constant for decades. However, with the advent of time, your body is changing and it’s trying to tell you that.

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Topics: Women's Health

Early Prenatal Care Important for You and Baby

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 26, 2017 1:27:36 PM

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you need to understand the importance of your health.

Proper prenatal care not only protects your body, it helps your baby’s development throughout gestation.

Women’s Health Specialists recommend talking to your physician or a nurse about preparing for pregnancy. They say you should definitely get engaged in a prenatal care program once you become pregnant.

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Topics: Pregnancy

Prenatal Tests Help Take Care of You and Baby

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 19, 2017 9:45:24 AM

Learning that you are expecting is exciting. The anticipation of caring for a precious baby makes you happy.

Remember, though, your pregnancy is a wellness journey that requires constant attention. Taking care of yourself is the best way of taking care of your baby. To help your doctor and other healthcare providers know what’s happening, you should undergo prenatal testing.

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Topics: Birth, Pregnancy

How to Have a Safe Time at the Fair

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 14, 2017 11:44:36 AM

Who doesn’t love one of our summer rituals – the local fair? The rides, the food, the games.

For children, a trip to the county or state fair is an experience they will remember forever. They get to pet farm animals, enjoy the amusements along the Midway and eat tasty treats.

While consuming corn dogs or getting a lift on the Ferris Wheel is a lot of fun, it’s also wise to be careful. You don’t want your day cut short by taking a trip to the local emergency room or immediate care center.

Here are a few fair and carnival safety tips from the Johnson Memorial Health Immediate Care Centers:

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Topics: Safety

Celebrate the Fourth of July...Safely

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 1, 2017 7:04:28 PM

The Fourth of July holiday is a special time in every community. We not only honor our country's independence, but enjoy time with family and friends.

Celebrations traditionally include cookouts and fireworks. A good time is had by all  until an accident happens. Nationwide, there are an average of 400 deaths and 41,000 injuries including car crashes, swimming incidents and fireworks accidents  during the July 4th holiday period.

The American Red Cross and the National Safety Council remind us to take some safety precautions with celebrating The Fourth. Here are a few:

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Topics: Emergency

Stress Urinary Incontinence Isn’t a Laughing Matter

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 29, 2017 10:18:14 AM

It can be very embarrassing.

You are with friends during your girls night out, and someone tells a funny joke. You laugh, and you accidentally urinate. And it’s not the first time this has happened.

The condition is called Stress Urinary Incontinence and it’s common. Laughing, sneezing, coughing, crying or lifting can cause the unintended release of urine. Even if you experience SUI just a little, you are not alone -- 1 in 3 women will experience it in their lifetime.

The emotional fallout from Stress Urinary Incontinence can be worse than the medical condition. You can become afraid to venture out with your family and friends, feel the need to wear adult diapers or not be too far away from a toilet.

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Topics: Women's Health

Stay Cool During Your Summer Pregnancy

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 20, 2017 10:01:41 PM

Summer means fun in the sun, frolicking in a pool and eating hot dogs and potato salad at family picnics – unless you are pregnant.

When expecting, you need to take precautions with your health - no matter the time of year. During the summer months, though, you need to be extra careful. Heat and humidity can cause additional stress on you and your baby.

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Topics: Birth, Maternity Care

How to Deal With High Risk Pregnancies

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 14, 2017 2:07:38 PM

Before picking out names or decorating a nursery, you need to consider the health of you and your baby before you become pregnant.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, up to 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States can be considered high risk.

A preconception evaluation can help your doctor determine if you could have a High Risk Pregnancy – a condition with the potential to cause health issues or even death for the mother and/or child.

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Topics: Birth, Maternity Care

Hysterectomy Reasons, Options and Information

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 6, 2017 1:56:23 PM

The female reproductive system is the remarkable and robust producer of life. Yet, it is fragile and requires constant monitoring and care.

When health problems arise or persist with a uterus and/or ovaries, a hysterectomy may be necessary for a woman’s long-term health.

The second most-common surgery among women in the United States, this procedure basically removes a woman's uterus. The surgeon also may remove fallopian rubes and ovaries – especially if tests indicate possible issues. The procedure ends the woman’s ability to become pregnant.

More than a third of American women older than 60 have undergone the procedure.

Here is some helpful information about hysterectomies:

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Topics: Women's Health