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Health Central welcomes Arminda Callejas, MD

by |  July 30th, 2013
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Health Central is proud to introduce Dr. Arminda Callejas, joining our group August 1, 2013. Dr. Callejas is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She completed her medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, where she served as administrative Chief Resident. Her practice philosophy is to to treat each woman with the same compassion and…

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The End of the Yearly Screening Pap Smear

by |  October 27th, 2012

The END of the YEARLY SCREENING PAP SMEAR: HPV Tests with Pap in women over age 30 / Changed pap intervals for all age groups / NEW Recommendations from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists In gynecology, the HPV test and pap smear are often being used together to help us detect cervical cancer and pre-cancer.  Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus easily spread between people, and is implicated as the causative agent of…

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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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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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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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3 Pre-Pregnancy Steps that Help Prevent Birth Defects

by |  January 17th, 2012

You’ve lined up an ob/gyn and started taking steps to get pregnant. Congratulations! The odds are definitely stacked in your favor for conceiving a healthy baby. The fact that you have sought prenatal care indicates your commitment as a parent-to-be.  You know that the choices you make today can impact your unborn baby. The March of Dimes reports that 120,000 babies are born with physical and/or mental birth defects each year in this country. The most…

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