Blog Archive

The Link Between Early Menopause and Osteoarthritis May 4th, 2021

You’ve seen it on birthday cards and in email chains — we love to poke fun at menopause. But when you think about all of the changes your body goes through, you know that menopause is no laughing matter, especially when it comes to its impact on your bone and...

Most Common Risk Factors Associated With Fibroids Mar 26th, 2021

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign (i.e., non-cancerous) tumors affecting women, occurring in as many as 70 percent to 80 percent of all women age 50 years and older. Still, not every woman develops fibroids, and not all fibroids cause symptoms. Knowing your risk factors is a good way...

The Two Most Common Types of Urinary Incontinence for Women Mar 14th, 2021

No one likes the idea of incontinence, but it’s a fact of life for up to one-third of adults in the United States, especially as they grow older. While urinary incontinence can strike both genders, women have unique challenges that make them two times more likely to develop incontinence, and...

Who Needs an Ultrasound? Feb 9th, 2021

Most people associate ultrasounds with pregnancy, and while they’re often used during pregnancy, women at all stages of life can benefit from an ultrasound.  At the Center for Women’s Health, our experienced team of women’s health experts offers ultrasounds conveniently on-site — so you can have all of your care...

How Menopause Symptoms Are Treated Jan 13th, 2021

You struggle with hot flashes that leave you drenched in sweat in mere seconds, not to mention the problems you’re having with your sexual health. These are just two of the more disruptive and frustrating symptoms that often accompany menopause. The good news is that there are solutions for helping...

Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for You? Dec 1st, 2020

There’s no single “best” type of birth control that works for every woman. Luckily, you have options. From the pill to an IUD to condoms (and more!), you can find something that works for you. At The Center for Women’s Health in Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, our expert OB/GYNs...

My Pap Smear is Abnormal — Now What? Nov 9th, 2020

Preventive measures like a regular Pap smear are an important part of women’s health. The talented OB/GYN team at the Center for Women’s Health, a Division of Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, PLC, can monitor your health and help you understand the results of your Pap smear and other tests.  Our offices...

The Many Uses of Birth Control Oct 7th, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2015 and 2017, 64.9% of women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 49 used contraception. After sterilization, the most commonly used contraceptive method was the oral contraceptive pill. While there are many different types, brands, and...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Sep 1st, 2020

Even if you’re feeling great, you should keep up with regular screenings that can help maintain your good health.  Our doctors at The Center for Women's Health want you to make Pap smears, which detect early-stage cervical cancer, part of your health care routine. Years ago, women with cervical cancer...