Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?
What is HPV?
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with nearly everyone being infected at some point in their lives. In fact, it is estimated that 79 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and around 14 million new cases occur each year. Continue reading “Should My Child Get the HPV Vaccine?”
Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease.
For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means that organizations and individuals will both do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
It’s a new year. Time to think about diet and exercise. Here are a few tips to help get you started…
Stick to a plan with your meals
Whether you’ll be cooking your next meal or eating out, planning ahead will benefit you. Look up the restaurant ahead of time to check out its menu and see if there’s a wide variety of foods that you’ll feel good about eating. You can also review the nutritional information about each item on the menu to know exactly what it will consist of.
As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended.
Here’s our office closing schedule for the holidays. We hope our patients have a wonderful holiday season!
November 24th and 25th – Closed
December 26th – Closed
January 2nd 2017 – Closed
Patients can still fill out our online appointment request form and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.
It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.
While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.
Exciting things are happening at Virginia Women’s Health Associates, and we want to share some important news! To serve our patients better, we are delighted to announce that an additional office location will be opening in Annandale/Fairfax, Virginia. Our new office will be conveniently located across the street from the new Inova Women’s Hospital and the Inova Fairfax Hospital Campus. We’ll have more details about the grand coming soon!
It will be our pleasure to provide you with our high quality services at our new location, and we invite you to come visit us there soon!
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells that are not normal grow in one or both of your ovaries. It most often affects women who are past menopause. Ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms such as bloating, pain in your belly or pelvis, trouble eating, or urinary problems. Continue reading “Understanding Ovarian Cancer”