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Women’s Health

Boost Your Immune System

Why is it that we have smartphones but still no cure for colds and flu? It’s because we’re dealing with smart viruses. Any one of dozens of viruses can infect you — and before you know it, you are coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. We only have immunity to those rhinoviruses that we’ve been infected with…

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Eat To Defeat Inflammation

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effects of certain foods, a healthful diet can help you fight off inflammation, (Regular exercise, not smoking, and losing weight are powerful tools, too.) Start by eating less of the “bad stuff”— fast food burgers, French fries, and sodas, as well as sweets such as cookies, cakes, and pies. These highly…

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Spring Clean Eating

You have many choices in regards to dietary intake. Choosing clean ingredients over additive-laden processed ingredients, combined with a greater emphasis on whole foods is the simplest way to start. Following the basic guidelines below will help you make conscious, informed choices in the best interest of the planet—and your health. Clean eating guidelines mean…

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What Is A Sonohysterogram And Why Am I Having It?

Saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS), a.k.a. sonohysterogram is an ultrasound test using fluid to evaluate the uterine cavity. Fluid instillation into the uterus coupled with high resolution transvaginal probes allows tremendous diagnostic enhancement with an inexpensive, simple and well-tolerated office procedure.  The goal of SIS is to visualize the endometrial cavity in more detail than is…

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Depression & Diet

Trying to find a diet to ease depression? Unfortunately, there’s no specific diet that works for depression. No studies have been done that indicate a particular eating plan can ease symptoms of clinical depression. Still, while certain diets or foods may not ease depression (or put you instantly in a better mood), a healthy diet…

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March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know… • There were approximately 143,460 new cases of colon and rectal cancer in 2012 • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US • An estimated 51,690 people died from the disease • More than 1 million Americans are currently survivors of colon cancer • Up to…

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February is American Heart Month

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S? Over 800,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every year. Women don’t always associate physical signs and symptoms with a cardiac event. As a result, the AHA reports that women are 15 percent more likely than men to die of a heart attack…

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New Year, New Beginnings!

At Women’s Wellness, we purchased and received a brand new GE Voluson E6 ultrasound machine for the New Year.  This equipment is state-of-the-art technology with 3D/4D capability providing extraordinary vision and exceptional image quality in both Obstetrical and Gynecological exams.  New buttons and dials to play with, new applications to discover…so much new technology.  I…

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Why should you use Women’s Wellness for your Pregnancy Care?

Our team here at Women’s Wellness can smoothly carry you through your pregnancy and help you in all the aspects of your everyday life.  Having Dr. Anne Rainville as your OB could possibly be the best decision you could make to bring your baby into the world.  When we asked our patients how they would describe Dr.…

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What Women Need To Know About Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month! Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US and all women have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.  Although may seem quite scary, in reality there is some good news regarding this disease.  Currently, the 5 year survival in localized…

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