Tag Archives: women’s health

Physical Therapy Helps Many Reach Better Health

Physical therapy helps thousands of people every year recover from surgery. It also helps many avoid surgery in the first place. Indeed, physical therapy offers several health benefits. A diverse health care practice, physical therapy prevents pain and injuries while promoting health and mobility. Physical therapy programs also help people who have concussions, sports injuries, […]

Eating Fruits, Vegetables During Adolescence May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Parents of young daughters may want to keep their fridge stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. A new large-scale study suggests that women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood have a “significantly lower breast cancer risk” than those who eat less dietary fiber. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public […]

Hospital Bag Checklist for New Moms (infographic)

As you get ready for your little bundle of joy, be sure to have these items packed for the hospital!

Bon Secours to Offer Free Seminar on Pelvic Floor Issues

Join us for the first My Health Café, an informal and informative panel discussion to answer the question, “What’s Up Down There?” If you’re having questions about continence, pelvic pain, gynecological surgeries or pelvic floor rehab and therapy, this is the place to get answers—and find out how you can prevent problems and get the […]

Four Women’s Workout Myths Debunked

This blog was written by Aaron McKissick, MS, CSCS, PES, CES, USAW with Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance. Lifting weights will make me look like a man.  First off, women only have 1/10th the amount of testosterone that men have. Testosterone is a hormone that helps build muscle. Because women have less testosterone, women […]

Are My Breasts Normal?

During October, women are reminded to perform self breast exams, schedule mammograms and keep an eye on their breast health. It can leave many women with questions about what it actually means to have “normal breasts.” Dr. Jessica Colwill of Western Branch OB/GYN helps answers some frequently asked questions about breast health. My breasts have […]

Bon Secours Brings Nationally Recognized Fitness Program to Busy Moms

Many women today face challenges in balancing full-time careers, a busy home life and raising their children, with little time left for their own fitness and exercise. Bon Secours Virginia Women’s Services, recognizing that women can be better mothers when they care for themselves first, is introducing a leading women’s health fitness program to communities […]

Is hysterectomy the right treatment for you?

If your physician has suggested you receive a hysterectomy, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. It’s important to get these questions answered to ensure a hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Discuss the following questions with your gynecologist before having a hysterectomy. Are you done having children? After your hysterectomy, […]

Protecting Your Heart During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, your body, including your heart, goes through tremendous changes every day. During pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body goes up 30 to 50 percent to help nourish your growing child. This increased blood volume means your heart pumps 30 to 50 percent more blood every minute, which may lead […]

3-D Mammography Technology Comes to Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View

Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View is pleased to announce the expansion of the Millie Lancaster Women’s Center to include an additional mammography room with 3-D mammography technology. 3-D mammography allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time to inspect for any abnormalities in the tissue. During a 3-D mammogram, multiple […]