Body – Women’s Health

Dr Paula Bilica

Minimizing Opioids in the Delivery Room and Beyond: Non-Opioid Pain Management for Women’s Health Surgeries

By Dr. Paula Bilica, board-certified OB/GYN, Legacy Women’s Health, San Antonio, TX Having a baby is an exciting time for a mother. However, it can also come with new concerns and considerations – both during and after birth. Cesarean sections, or C-sections, are a standard delivery method for women who …

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Mental Health Is a Critical Consideration in Bariatric Surgery Success

By Paul J. Watkins Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective tool for patients who want help achieving their weight-loss goals. However, an excessive amount of weight is not the only determinant of a patient’s eligibility for surgery. The patient’s mental health is another important consideration. “Anxiety, for example, can be …

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There Are Benefits to Choosing One Network for All Your Healthcare Providers

By Paul J. Watkins One of the best strategies to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of a person’s healthcare resources is to have all of their physicians within one network of providers. This is one of the reasons that patients enjoy using the Baptist Medical Network for their health needs. …

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Know the Warning Signs and Current Treatments for Endometriosis

By Paul J. Watkins Endometriosis is a very common condition that develops in women during childbearing years. According to Belinda Yauger, MD, who is dual board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, endometriosis is a disease where the endometrial tissue that normally lines the uterus …

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Simone Bailey-Brown, MD, Takes a Preventive Approach to Heart Health

By Paul J. Watkins  Simone Bailey-Brown, MD, a board-certified cardiologist and native of Jamaica, first decided to pursue a career in medicine when she was a high school senior. “I enjoyed studying the sciences and was fascinated with how the human body works,” she recalls. “I chose the medical field, …

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