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The Double Times, Volume 2

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

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

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 External Web Site Policy and its partners marked Preeclampsia Awareness Month External Web Site Policy 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.

 

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The Gyneco-(b)Logic is packed full of fun and informative articles. Some of the recent features include:

Stop by this site and check out all that it has to offer, fresh from your own Dr. McDonald

 

SS 5-24 event

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.

 

Red Nose Day

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!

Red Nose Day May 25 2017

 

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The Double Times, Volume 1

March is Endometriosis awareness month

Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside of the uterus. It occurs in 1 in 10 of women of reproductive age.

Check out http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis for more trusted information about Endometriosis disease.

Buzzfeed compiled:

27 Secrets Gynecologists Will Never Tell You

1. First, we REALLY don’t care whether you shave your legs or not.

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Click here to read the rest. Hilarious and true…

Health Update of This Issue:

samuel-zeller-113381Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.

You can help lower your risk of lung cancer in the following ways—

  • Don’t smoke. The most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking, or to quit if you smoke.
  • Avoid secondhand smoke. Smoke from other people’s cigarettes, pipes, or cigars is called secondhand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free.
  • Get your home tested for radon. The second leading cause of lung cancer is radon, a naturally occurring gas that comes from rocks and dirt and can get trapped in houses and buildings
  • Read more by clicking here

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Be sure to pick up our new WHC Birth Plan. It contains helpful tips and recommendations based on the latest data. You can trust our doctors to keep you and your baby safe.

Fun facts about the doctors of WHC…Penguins

Dr. Rubin has a poetic soul. She has written insiteful and creative poems that would impress a seasoned writer. Stay tuned for sneak peaks from her in future editions of The Double Negative.

Dr. Butler is an amazing chef. She makes meals from scratch that many would never attempt, even with the aid of Pinterest. A dinner at her house is better than a night out.

Dr. Blumenthal has the coolest dog ever. A gentle giant.

Dr. Kritzer once hand stenciled an entire wall of her cousins nursery. Her attention to detail is ingrained and she takes pride in it. The end product was amazing.

Dr. McDonald is in the process of publishing her first children’s book about girl power and positive body image. She hopes it will be the first of many children’s and adult books.

Stay tuned for more about the doctors at WHC.

Introducing The Double Times

The Double Times is WHC’s newsletter displaying positive advancements and latest news in women’s health. Double time, in military speak, means a very fast marching pace- 180 steps per minute. WHC’s Double Times is a play on the W and Times in reference to the news aspect of the newsletter. Here we compile trusted health information so that Dr. Google is not the only resource available. The only thing fast is the speed in which we discover and follow the latest literature and practice guidelines. You can trust the doctors of WHC to stay current. Read all about it in The Double Times.

The Gyneco-bLogic

Women’s Health Consulting’s own Dr. Wendy McDonald is creator and author of The Gyneco-bLogic. Women’s health, real life, and logic all collide in this educational, up to date and entertaining blog about all things human. Article types are divided into: Bio-Logic= Health Topics, Social-Logic= Life topics, and The Logic-al Choice= Awesome Products and Services. Click here to see our latest posts and take a moment to sign up to receive latest posts via email by clicking here. We hate spam and will never share your information with anyone outside of our practice.  Enjoy!