Body – Women’s Health

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Women and Diabetes: Learn the Risk Factors and How to Reduce Them

By Paul J. Watkins   Diabetes is a chronic disease that can have serious, long-term effects on a person’s health. It is a contributing or exacerbating factor in a wide range of other health problems.   Aaron King, MD, is a family medicine/primary care physician who practices at MedFirst Primary …

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Breast Cancer and Infertility Treatments

By Jennifer Knudtson, MD One in eight women is affected by breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in adult females throughout the world. Better diagnosis and better treatment for breast cancer have allowed improved survival. Studies have shown that after completing breast cancer treatment, most young women would …

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Reporting Symptoms Promptly Empowers Women to Meet and Defeat Gynecologic Cancer

“The warning signs are different for each gynecologic cancer,” explains Georgia McCann, M.D., a board-certified gynecologic oncologist. Dr. McCann is an associate clinical professor and chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UT Health San Antonio and the leader of the gynecologic oncology program at Mays Cancer Center, home …

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Gynecological Cancer Is Occurring More Frequently, But Patient Education and New Treatments Are Saving Lives

  by Paul Watkins “In the United States, the gynecologic cancer that’s most commonly on the rise is endometrial cancer, which is a form of uterine cancer,” says James L. Wilder, M.D., a board-certified gynecological oncology surgeon at South Texas Gynecologic Oncology in San Antonio. “In absolute numbers, they’re all …

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We All Love Sunshine

By Bill Murphy MD, Medical Director, Turquoise Springs Medical Spa My favorite poet, Jimmy Buffett, wrote in his song, “Sunshine” the following lyrics:  “Sunshine, Can’t get enough sunshine, I’m following the sunshine, Beating down on me.  I never even mind the rain,  But life’s really driving me insane,  Here’s my …

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