What do you know about LARCs?

A LARC is a long-acting reversible contraceptive. Birth control is not one-size-fits-all, but a LARC may be right for you. They are a great option for a woman who perhaps wants a future pregnancy but desires effective, multi-year pregnancy prevention for now.

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Holiday Breastfeeding Tips

Are you breastfeeding this holiday season? Follow these tips from Certified Lactation Counselor, Libbie Stroud.

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Girl Talk with Dr. Vikki McKinnie

The next generation of Tallahassee women is growing up quickly, and I feel it is my responsibility as a healthcare provider to help them prepare for the road I know is ahead of them. The Girlology program provides the perfect method for this community outreach.

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Breastfeeding 101: Life-Inspired Lessons

As NFLWC’s Clinical Resource Coordinator, LPN, and Certified Lactation Counselor,  I host breastfeeding classes every 3rd Monday of each month in our OB lobby to give expectant moms the knowledge and confidence they’ll need to nourish their new babies.

This is my story, and why I am passionate about educating patients…

By: Libbie Stroud, LPN, CLC

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Binge Watching is a Dangerous Pastime

Have you binge watched Game of Thrones lately? You may think you’re safe in the comfort of your recliner and Snuggy®; however, binge watching and channel surfing are dangerous pastimes. According to the American Heart Association, binge watching TV (and other practices of a sedentary lifestyle) can increase your risk of dying from blood clots.

The inactivity and slowed blood flow can cause blood clots in your legs or pelvis. When these clots break free, travel to your lungs and become lodged in your small blood vessels, you risk death by pulmonary embolism.

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North Florida Women’s Care Receives Safety Certification

North Florida Women’s Care has been awarded Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  North Florida Women’s Care is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified.

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NFLWC Celebrates Breastfeeding

August 1st kicks off World Breastfeeding Week, in honor of the adoption of the Innocenti Declaration in 1990 to ensure the protection, promotion, and support of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding up to and beyond 2 years by the World Health Organization. Tallahassee had several events to celebrate and raise awareness for breastfeeding in our community. We attended some fabulous local events including the Big Latch On, the TMH Breastfeeding panel, and the Wic Walk for Breastfeeding to show our support and celebrate Breastfeeding in our community.

by Katie Bankston, CMA, CLC

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The Importance of a Well Woman Exam

I so vividly remember that fear I felt awaiting my first gynecology exam. I was a headstrong teenager at that time and much too proud to admit my fear, so I chose not to ask my mother any questions about this sort of exam. Instead, I read all about what to expect at that first visit in an article in Seventeen Magazine and felt I was completely prepared. That was until…I walked through the doors of the GYN office. With my heart racing and my hands shaking I thought to myself, “Is this really necessary?” Even then I knew that it was, so I proceeded on.

By: Anne-Marie Singleton, CNM, ARNP

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Gynecologic Surgery

Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgery performed on women in the United States, behind cesarean section.  By definition, hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, although it is often performed with removal of cervix, fallopian tubes and sometimes the ovaries.  It is used as a definitive treatment for many benign gynecologic ailments in women’s health, as well as for the treatment of certain cancers.  In 2010, there were approximately 600,000 hysterectomies done in the United States.  It is estimated that one in three women will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 60. 

by: Dr. David Dixon

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month!  The fact is, Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  That’s approximately one woman every minute. 

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