CWH Blog & Health Topics

Gardasil: HPV Vaccine

HPV (human papillomavirus) is an extremely infectious sexually transmitted virus that is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women.  There is no cure for HPV and since 80% of sexually active people have or will have HPV by the age of 50, it’s very difficult to prevent, so it’s important to consider becoming vaccinated… Read More »

Say goodbye to vaginal dryness with MonaLisa Touch

If you’ve been suffering from vaginal dryness or burning or painful intercourse, you should talk to your doctor about your treatment options. One state-of-the-art FDA-approved treatment called MonaLisa Touch uses laser energy to treat these and other unpleasant vaginal conditions that post-menopausal women experience. Here are some frequently asked questions about this treatment option and… Read More »

How can I stop urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a common problem that can affect women of any age, especially as they age. If you are a woman who is experiencing a loss of bladder control, you need to talk to your doctor to find out what’s causing the often-embarrassing condition. Read on to learn more about urinary incontinence and what… Read More »

What to expect during prenatal testing

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may be overwhelmed by all the appointments and advice promoting a happy, healthy pregnancy. Your prenatal care journey will include routine prenatal testing as well as genetic screening and testing. Here, we take a closer look at some of the tests you can expect during your… Read More »

Endometrial Ablation

What can be done for unusually heavy periods?

If you deal with the inconvenience and pain of unusually heavy periods, soaking through a pad or tampon every two hours or less, then you should talk to your doctor about your treatment options. Usually, doctors will prescribe medication or an intrauterine device, called an IUD, to treat it. If those treatments don’t work or… Read More »

5 reasons why you should get a mammogram

About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Regular mammograms are key to early breast cancer detection. It’s easy for life to get in the way and keep you from making that appointment, but it’s important to get regular screenings. Read on to learn reasons why you… Read More »

Two ways to make your eyes pop

Cosmetic treatments for the eye area have always been popular but are gaining in popularity even more with today’s mask-wearing. Cosmetic injectables and an FDA-approved treatment to help your lashes grow are non-surgical ways to improve the appearance of the eye area and help turn back time. Read on to learn more about these popular… Read More »

The importance of your annual well woman exam

Prevention is the best medicine. No matter your age or health, it’s important to see your gynecologist annually for your well woman exam. A good health-care partnership between you and your doctor is a great way to keep you healthy and ahead of any problems that should arise. Read on to learn more about what… Read More »

When Should I Start to Get Mammograms?

When you get older, you have to start going through more and more regular screenings for cancer, such as colonoscopies and yes, mammograms. So, when is the best time to start getting mammograms? Is age the only factor? Or what else should you be aware of when it comes to increased risk of breast cancer?… Read More »

The Facts About HPV

One of the most common sexually transmitted viruses is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections are so common that according to the CDC, nearly all men and women will have at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. Currently, nearly 80 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and about… Read More »

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