During the summer following my junior year in college, I completed an externship with the National Health Service in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from my clinical responsibilities, I was asked to help put together a grant application that would later provide health care services to underserved areas in lower Alabama. It was during this summer that I was first exposed to the issue of insufficient access to health care that has plagued our system for many years. That was twenty years ago, yet we still find this issue a hot topic in today’s discussions about the failings of our current health care system.
August is National Breastfeeding Month! If you didn’t already know, here are 10 reasons why you should consider breastfeeding your newborn.
Human Papillomavirus,or HPV is a large family of viruses that has the ability to infect the skin and mucous membranes in humans. At least 100 HPV types have been identified, about 25% of which infect the male and female anogenital tract. The lifetime risk of HPV infection in a sexually active person is approx. 80%.
Women are complex individuals and so is our health. From menarche to menopause, our bodies are constantly changing. Going from the adolescent teenage girl with raging hormones to the menopausal women with hormones we just can’t seem to control.
Understanding the natural changes that our bodies are going through is essential. Proper rest, diet, exercise, and stress management influence your body’s own hormonal regulation. Health care providers are faced daily with questions about whether hormonal manipulation will benefit and improve a women’s quality of life.
For several years, North Florida Women’s Care has been a key partner with the local March of Dimes office. As in the past few years, our CEO; Bill Hambsh is helping launch an awareness campaign for the “men”. It is called Men In Labor.
Men in Labor is a “spin off” of Jail and Bail, an event that originated with the March of Dimes over 18 years ago. Men in Labor highlight the important role of father before, during and after pregnancy. Being a dad starts before the baby is born.
Have you signed up for our secure patient portal yet? We are excited to offer our patients FREE online health services through our website for added convenience!
North Florida Women’s Care was announced as 1 of 3 finalists for a Chamber Award in the Health & Wellness category! The winner will be announced on May 8th at the Chamber Awards Ceremony in the University Center Club!
We are honored to be recognized amid a crew of fantastic Tallahassee organizations. Congratulations to all of the other finalists!
Approximately 12% of babies born in the United States this year will be born preterm. Unfortunately, this rate has increased over the last few decades (up from about 9.4% in 1981). Complications from prematurity account for the majority of neonatal deaths in our country every year. Babies born preterm face multiple potential health problems including respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, hearing, visual, behavioral and cognitive problems. Billions of dollars are spent annually on moms and babies who have been affected by preterm birth. In the U.S., 35% of health care spending for infants is used for treating children affected by prematurity.
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