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Happy Father’s Day from Health Central Women’s Care

by |  June 15th, 2012

We devote our life’s work to caring for women, but today honor the men who stand beside them, as fathers and husbands. The Health Central Women’s Care team physicians are also fathers. If you’re looking for a special way to show your appreciation, Health Central Women’s Care offers our suggestions. Top 10 Ways to Delight Dad: Kick off the weekend at the Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party starting at 6 p.m. Friday. Lace up…

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What’s your summer sun IQ?

by |  June 12th, 2012

We have to admit that the ob/gyns at Health Central Women’s Care Dallas weren’t always sun savvy. Some of our women’s health professionals even recall blistering childhood summers when they reached for suntan lotion (before marketers rebranded it sunblock) or even sun accelerators like tanning blankets, baby lotion and (gulp) cooking oil. Summer won’t officially begin until June 20th, yet the Texas sun has already cranked up the heat and it’s primetime for damaging sunburns….

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Your Ob/Gyn Weighs in about Obesity and Women’s Health

by |  May 22nd, 2012

You know the long list of health problems associated with being overweight: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and cancer. Health Central Women’s Care Dallas weighs in on the impact that those extra pounds can have on fertility, and why watching the scale is important in the teen years and into menopause. Weight and Infertility No surprise here: Another study points to the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight when trying to…

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Happy Mother’s Day from Health Central Women’s Care

by |  May 8th, 2012

The ob/gyns and staff of Health Central Women’s Care Dallas share in the joy of parenthood. The family pictures in our Dallas women’s healthcare practice display over 60 babies and grown children whose parents work at Health Central! We know what it’s like to feel awestruck watching a baby take that first breath, and indescribable emotion of the first embrace between mother and child. Delivering babies and caring for their moms, during pregnancy and well…

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Menopause News from Your Ob/Gyn

by |  April 24th, 2012

Health Central Women’s Care wants to help you experience a smooth transition into menopause. Ask us about the latest news, and how we interpret the findings. For example: A new women’s health study out of Penn State linked attitude and exercise with fewer hot flashes. Researchers evaluated two groups of women: one experienced more hot flashes after moderate to vigorous exercise, and one felt fewer hot flashes after a workout. The study concluded that women…

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Let’s Talk about Infertility

by |  April 10th, 2012

Eggs hatching, grass growing, flowers blooming…so why can’t I get pregnant? April brings with it constant reminders of fertility, and an official call to talk about infertility. National Infertility Awareness Week occurs this month, and Health Central Women’s Care supports the mission. “The goal of National Infertility Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.” Your ob/gyn care should include fertility treatment options…

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Endometrial ablation can end your periods. Period.

by |  March 27th, 2012

Andrea decided she’d had enough of heavy periods. After the mother of three young children decided her family was complete, she talked with her ob/gyn doctor about finding relief from a heavy flow that sent her on hourly trips to the bathroom. Endometrial ablation is a common choice for women who have no desire to get pregnant again, yet suffer from heavy periods. Each month during menstruation, your body sheds the uterine lining, called the…

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PCOS: The four letters that spell trouble for women

by |  February 28th, 2012

Do you have a history of irregular or missed periods or ovarian cysts?  Do you struggle with unexplained weight gain, excessive body hair on your face, belly or back, or severe acne? Do your mother or sister have a condition called PCOS? The ob/gyn doctors at Health Central Women’s Care Dallas urge you to seek help in identifying the underlying cause of these red flags, particularly when symptoms emerge in the teen years. Polycystic ovary…

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Lovemaking or Babymaking? Essure can help you fall in love with spontaneous sex again

by |  February 14th, 2012

Today is Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate your sweetheart. No doubt you and your partner share common goals, dreams, hobbies and interests. If you have decided that your future together no longer includes pregnancy and babies, talk to your ob/gyn about Essure permanent birth control. How Does Essure Protect Against Pregnancy? Unlike a monthly oral contraceptive, Essure provides birth control without the use of hormones. The tiny inserts (made of the same flexible, soft…

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Straight Talk about Birth Control from an Ob/Gyn

by |  January 31st, 2012

Types of Birth Control Hormonal methods, including “the pill” that revolutionized birth control, work by preventing female ovulation. Today’s options for hormonal birth control include oral pills, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and emergency contraception. All oral contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots. A new man-made hormone (drospirenone) in some contraceptives seems to be associated with elevated risks. Intrauterine birth control, including copper and hormonal IUDs, offers another nearly 100 percent effective option. Your ob/gyn…

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