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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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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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5 Fertility Enhancers for a Happy and Healthy New Year, from Health Central Women’s Care-Dallas

by |  January 3rd, 2012

When you make a list of resolutions for the New Year, does a well-woman visit to your ob/gyn office fall near the top? Maybe not, but the doctors at Health Central Women’s Care want you to consider us a part of your overall wellness plan for a healthier New Year. An annual wellness visit just takes an hour or so, but the recommendations Health Central doctors make during that one-on-one time can greatly impact your…

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Health Central Women’s Care Brings OncoVue Advanced Breast Cancer Screening to Dallas Patients

by |  December 21st, 2011

Conservative estimates suggest that one in eight women will face breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Though those numbers seem daunting, early detection and improved therapies have increased survival rates so that more women can beat this disease. A new screening tool called the OncoVue® Breast Cancer Risk Test allows doctors at Health Central Women’s Care Dallas to assess their patients risk for developing the disease. Health Central Offers new Oncovue Breast Cancer…

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Better than a Pap Smear? New Evidence Recommends HPV Screening

by |  December 20th, 2011

For years a pap smear, or pap test, has been synonymous with an annual well woman visit to your ob/gyn clinic. A recent study points to what may be the new standard in women’s healthcare: the human papilloma virus (HPV) screening test. If you are over 30, your ob/gyn will likely recommend HPV screening that checks for cervical cancer at the DNA level. Health Central Women’s Care Dr. Jay Staub was featured on Dallas WFAA Channel 8 in a news story…

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Well, woman? Why haven’t you scheduled a Well Woman Visit with your Ob/Gyn?

by |  December 7th, 2011

Once a year you will celebrate a birthday. Your Dallas Ob/Gyn at Health Central also wants to give you many happy returns. Why haven’t you scheduled your annual well woman visit so that you can get the support you need to enjoy life to the fullest? Rather than dread your pap smear, think of an annual well woman visit as a gift of preventative healthcare. Health Central Dallas will schedule a visit with your doctor…

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