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HPV Cervical Cancer smCervical cancer affects nearly 13,000 women in the United States each year and it kills more than 4,000 of them. But it is one of the most preventable cancers and vaccination can greatly reduce the risk.

Cervical cancer develops slowly beginning with abnormal cell changes that occur years before cancer develops. These cell changes can be caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

pregnant fallWhen you think about the danger of falling we usually associate it with older women, but mothers-to-be also need to take care to avoid a fall that can injure you and your baby.

It’s estimated that one out of four pregnant women will suffer a fall. Luckily, the body is built to protect your baby against injury with cushioning amniotic fluid and strong muscles in the uterus, but don’t disregard the risks. Be sure to evaluate any symptoms you might have if you take a tumble.

smiling man womanBio-identical hormone replacement therapy (Bio-HRT) is the most natural way to overcome hormone deficiencies and hormone imbalances. Now, there’s a new way to get Bio-HRT from using pellet delivery from Northline Women’s Health Center, the leader in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in southeast Michigan.

Pellets about the size of an apple seed and made from hormones are placed just under the skin in an outpatient procedure. These pellets slowly release the hormone into the body's fat and then into the bloodstream.

pregnancy stressLife is stressful enough without the challenges of being pregnant. Add the pressure cooker atmosphere of the holiday season and you have a recipe for an expectant mom’s meltdown. But there are some simple steps you can take to cope with stress now and anytime during your pregnancy.

The first step is to accept that pregnancy is stressful. It’s okay to share your fears with your partner, because he’s probably feeling stress too. Communicating about your anxiety can help you both feel better.

incontinence smUrinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem that affects as many as one out of three women. It may be a few drops of urine that leak out when you cough or laugh, urine loss during sexual activity, or a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate.

UI is usually caused by problems with muscles and nerves as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause. There are effective medical treatments for urinary incontinence, but the first step is to talk about it, even if you feel shy. Many women across southeast Michigan suffer from urinary incontinence and our doctors at Northline Women’s Health Center have heard stories just like yours.

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