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Cervical Cancer Awareness MonthCervical cancer affects approximately 13,000 women in the United States each year but it’s also one of the most preventable types of cancer. And there’s new evidence that prevention might be just one shot away.

Most women and men carry human papillomavirus (HPV) which is believed to cause up to 90 percent of cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine can protect against several strains of HPV and is recommended for girls and boys in middle school. The goal is to provide protection before sexual activity begins that can spread HPV.

woman sitting on couch with hot beverageGetting a new job or losing 10 pounds or finding that special someone or starting a family. These may not be your resolutions for the new year but we can all resolve to improve our wellness in 2020.

Think about the basic steps you can take to be healthier. No giant mountains to conquer, just some smaller hills to climb that will raise you up and improve your wellness.

Yoga class 200x200For many of us, a new year means a new goal to get fit, but can you do that without bringing home a treadmill, buying that set of fitness DVDs or signing up for a gym membership?

Yes, you can because the goal is simple. Health experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five times a week and this can include things like walking at a brisk pace, household cleaning, or actively playing with children.

Mother Daughter baking in kitchen 200x200The classic holiday song says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” but we all know this can also be a stressful time. Here are some tips for a more-relaxing holiday season.

Woman with menopause and diabetesThe onset of menopause is difficult enough, but for women with type 2 diabetes it can be even more challenging. That’s because the hormonal changes that bring the symptoms of menopause can also affect your body’s ability to respond to insulin.

During the transitional years of menopause when menstrual cycles slow down but haven't stopped, the hormones estrogen and progesterone are unstable and that could have a roller coaster effect on your insulin levels. More estrogen can improve insulin sensitivity and higher levels of progesterone can cause resistance.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax