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All Posts Tagged: Womens Health

Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week!

Mother’s Day, yesterday, kicked off the 19th annual National Women’s Health Week- and oh, we women are often taking care of everyone but ourselves, right?! The smallest changes often make big differences so we are encouraging ALL women to say “YES” to one step toward better health and it may be easier than you think. Here are some beginning steps to consider:
*Call and make an appointment for your annual well woman check-up and preventative screen.
*Eat healthier this week.
*Get some extra (or even normal) sleep.
*Think safety: wear your seatbelt and don’t text while driving!
For more tips, follow: #NWHW or share your story at #WhatIWishIdknown

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Immunization: A Powerful Way to Protect Your Health

Vaccinations are one of the greatest medical achievements in modern science because they prevent the spread of disease and save lives!

Vaccines contain antigens, or killed or weakened germ particles that cause disease and enable the body to produce antibodies to provide or boost immunity. Through vaccinations, we can improve immunity or become resistant to these diseases without having to suffer from them. And remember, vaccines are not just for children!

Why Should I or my Child Get Vaccinated?

  • Vaccines protect you from deadly or debilitating diseases without having to experience them.   Did you know we are within a few years of eradicating the polio virus from the earth?
  • Vaccinations are safe and scientific advancements continue to increase their safety over time.
  • Immunizations do not cause autism. Numerous clinical studies have disproved the idea that vaccinations can cause autism.
  • Side effects are low compared to the full effect of obtaining the disease!
  • They prevent the spread of disease to others. Smallpox has been eradicated. The flu has killed millions in prior pandemics.

Diseases Prevented from Vaccines

Many diseases that used to be common around the world are now preventable through vaccinations, including the following: Polio, Measles, Diphtheria, Rubella, Mumps, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Rotavirus, Pneumonia, and coming into the season in a few months – flu.

Over the years, vaccinations have prevented numerous diseases and saved millions of lives. And, don’t think vaccines are only for children! The elderly and pregnant women are at high risk for preventable diseases also! Immunization through vaccines is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your child!

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Telemedicine in Neurology and Beyond

On the Top Docs BusinessRadioX show, Women’s Telehealth CEO, Tanya Mack sat down with Emory Healthcare’s Dr. Gregory Esper. Gregory Esper, MD, MBA is currently Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology, and he also is Director of General Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases. He serves Emory Healthcare in the capacity as the Director of New Care Models. Dr. Esper shared his perspective of the role of telemedicine in neurology, as well as how Emory Healthcare is evaluating other areas of need for access to care where telemedicine can be deployed to simultaneously provide greater efficiency for patient and care provider, as well as improving the health of the population served.

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National Prematurity Awareness Month

On the Top Docs BusinessRadioX show, Women’s Telehealth’s Tanya Mack sat down with March of Dimes’ State Program Manager, Danielle Brown. Brown explained the extent of occurrence of premature births among Georgia women and how it ranks nationally on the low end of the scale. We explored some of the reasons behind these troubling numbers, research underway to address it, and strategies being employed around the state to bring needed screening and pre-natal care to expectant mothers.

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Women’s Telehealth Helping to Reduce Infant Mortality

Bradley George, NPR recently featured a story addressing the infant mortality health crises in the African-American south. Women’s Telehealth and their Centering Pregnancy partner, the Georgia Department of Community Health in Dougherty County. Dougherty County is a typical southern county in which about 40% of the residents are African American. Of Georgia’s 159 counties, it ranks 115th in health outcomes and has an infant mortality rate of 10.8/1000 live births- almost twice the national average. Centering Pregnancy is a way to deliver group prenatal care and adding high risk maternal fetal medicine services via telehealth, through Women’s Telehealth, has enabled this group of patients to greatly reduce their preterm birth outcomes.

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