Norton Women’s Doula Program works to improve health outcomes for Black mothers

Norton Women’s Doula Program currently has three doulas who are actively working with patients, with plans for additional doulas to join the expanding program soon. “Our doula program is the first of its kind in […]

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Norton Breast Health offers 11 screening locations

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Fortunately, thanks to increased awareness, early detection and promising new tests and treatments, survival rates are on the rise. Patients age […]

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Seamless transition between maternal-fetal medicine team and other specialists, including neonatology and others

When a pregnant patient is referred for maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) care at Norton Children’s, they step into a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including obstetricians with expertise in high-risk pregnancies and pediatric specialists who can help […]

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Planning for postpartum birth control shared decision-making with patients

Postpartum birth control conversations with patients are best started prepartum as a conversation about the desire for and timing of any future pregnancies, according to Kathryn R. Bradley, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist with Women’s Care […]

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For people in their 40s, bone health becomes more important

Besides exercise, diet and lifestyle choices, bone health is of critical importance as we age. A house is only as strong as its foundation, and bones are the body’s foundation. People reach peak bone density […]

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HPV and your lesbian patients

Lesbians may be at higher risk for HPV because of historical health care barriers that may have caused reluctance to get preventive screenings. Making matters worse, much of the discussion around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) […]

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24/7 free lactation support for breastfeeding patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has had mixed effects for breastfeeding mothers. For some, the increased time at home, reduced pressure and drop-off in visitors was helpful, according to a study conducted by surveying 1,219 breastfeeding mothers [...]

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COVID-19 adding to stresses, substance use during pregnancy

As the nation’s attention turns toward the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, providers are seeing many pregnant patients engaging in unhealthy behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use, to cope with the stress of the […]

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Blake Russ, APRN, joins Norton Women’s Care urogynecology

Blake Russ, APRN, has joined Norton Urogynecology Center as a seventh provider treating pelvic floor disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and related conditions. Blake most recently served as an emergency department nurse practitioner at […]

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The latest in symptoms and treatments in menopause

Perimenopause brings vast changes to a person’s life that can begin months or years before menopause. This transition is in some ways more difficult due to the dramatic fluctuations in the reproductive hormone levels during […]

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Understanding menopause’s broad reach and responding to its many symptoms

Menopause affects bone health and sexual health. It can affect mood and emotional well-being, sleep and weight. It also can increase the risks for different cancers or for falls. The average person reaches menopause at […]

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Preventing fractures in postmenopausal patients

Bone health often is overlooked and undertreated in postmenopausal patients, even though appropriate management is critical to lower the risk of fracture and potentially catastrophic falls. Estrogen protects bones by inhibiting osteoclast cells, which break […]

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