Ever wonder if you’re at risk for a type of gynecologic cancer? Find out what can increase your risk of cancer and the steps you can take to improve your lifelong health. We’ll outline 8 things you can do to reduce your risk and stay healthy for years to come.
Just as your teen's cell phone is important enough to her social life that she seems attached to it at the hip, what's between her hips is just as important to her, but in a different way—for her gynecologic health. It might be the last thing on her mind, or her parent's mind, but it is crucial that young women come in for an initial gynecologic appointment for awareness, education, and guidance about their gynecologic health.
Unsure when you or your daughter should visit a gynecologist for the first time? Andrea Bushaw, MSN, WHNP, APNP, explains when and why young women should make their first appointment with an OBGYN. The team at Beaver Dam Women’s Health is committed to providing each patient with a comfortable and informative first-time visit.
Pap smears are an important part of preventive health for every woman, but many may wonder how often to get one. In this video, Andrea Bushaw, MSN, WHNP, APNP at Beaver Dam Women’s Health explains the most up-to-date recommendation for Pap smears.
Perhaps you are mentally prepared for your pregnancy but are not sure what you need to do to deliver a happy and healthy baby. What can you eat? How much should you exercise? How much do you need to sleep? These answers, and more, are included in the 10 simple tips below that will help you deliver a bouncing baby.
Midwives have evolved their services and practices from the days of old. Today, certified nurse midwives like Cindy Stippich, CNM, MSN, APNP at Beaver Dam Women's Health, provide well-woman care for preteen girls to postmenopausal women. Certified nurse midwives offer everything that a physician does for patients except for a surgical approach, and typically provide one-on-one care in many areas of women's healthcare, including physical exams, pap smears, breast exams, menstruation and birth control counseling, hormonal care, and care throughout all stages of pregnancy.