WHC has some exciting things happening. In this issue you will find information about the following:
- May Is Preeclampsia Awareness Month
- The Latest From The Gyneco-bLogic
- An Invitation to Attend our SculpSure event on May 24th
- A Fun Light-hearted Video About Good People Doing Good Things. We all need some good in our lives, especially these days! Red Nose Day is May 25th, 2017
The following information is courtesy of NIH.gov
Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. It can be life-threatening and can lead to serious short- and long-term health problems for the mother and her fetus.
Although the exact number of pregnancies affected by preeclampsia is not known, estimates suggest that the condition occurs in about 4% of pregnancies in the United States. The numbers are higher worldwide.
In May, the Preeclampsia Foundation and its partners marked Preeclampsia Awareness Month to raise awareness about the condition and its symptoms. As a follow up to those efforts, the NICHD highlights its research on preeclampsia, including its mechanisms and possible prevention and treatment.
NICHD research aims to improve understanding, detection, prevention, and treatment for preeclampsia, as a way to improve pregnancy outcomes and long-term health for women and their babies.
Some efforts to understand preeclampsia focus on risk factors and causes (or mechanisms). Understanding the “how” and the “why” of the condition could provide effective ways to prevent it from occurring or to slow its progress. Evidence shows that certain factors, such as pre-pregnancy obesity or a first pregnancy, put women at higher risk for the condition. A recent NICHD spotlight described some of the Institute’s specific studies on the risk factors for preeclampsia, including studies on reducing risk.
The Gyneco-(b)Logic is packed full of fun and informative articles. Some of the recent features include:
- One Size Does Not Fit All: An examination of the types of speculums
- Endometriosis: Causes and management
- Where Does The Time Go: A forensic look at how we spend every moment of our week and how to do better
- Vaginal Itching: That itch you just cannot scratch
- The Dirty Things In Life: How simple lifestyle and household changes can help prevent illness for you and your family
Stop by this site and check out all that it has to offer, fresh from your own Dr. McDonald
This event will be held our our office and is open to both patients and non-patients alike. We will discuss many types of body contouring, including our revolutionary SculpSure, which many of our doctors and staff have used ourselves.
Call our office at 312-263-5517, and dial ext 8 to reserve your space and be entered to win a free treatment.
Our special guest is Lawrence Iteld, M.D. Dr. Iteld specializes in the field of plastic surgery and will also be present to discuss all types of aesthetic procedures, both non-invasive and invasive.
We recently shared this amazing quote on our SculpSure page in response to a question about presenting aesthetics in the field of gynecology. Check it out below:
“I am absolutely of the view that, as a society, we have much to do to tackle the objectification and self-esteem issues that afflict young women in particular. But I think we have to do it through dialogue and discussion with young women (and young men) who are ever-more prone to the looks culture. … Condemning individuals for decisions they take to compete in a culture they themselves didn’t create is counterproductive and harmful, even if those decisions are ones we regard as medically unnecessary and politically distasteful. To me, the huge value of feminism has been the life-affirming value of women supporting each other in their choices. It is about understanding more, condemning less.”
-Angela Neustatter “I’m a feminist and I’ve had cosmetic surgery. Why is that a problem?” for The Guardian.
Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the kids who need us most, both at home and around the world.
Get ready—Red Nose Day returns May 25. Check out more at Rednoseday.org
Click this image to see a funny 2 minute video about regular people helping strangers, armed with 2 hours and $20. It’s so fun!
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