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November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Nov 20 2014
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November is Prematurity Awareness Month
November is Prematurity Awareness Month, a time when we hope to focus the world's attention and spread the word that premature birth is still a very serious health problem for babies worldwide.

November is American Diabetes Month

Nov 06 2014
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November is American Diabetes Month
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In 2010, diabetes was mentioned as a cause of death in a total of 234,051 death certificates.

FDA Guidelines: Increase Fish Consumption for Higher IQs

Oct 28 2014
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FDA Guidelines: Increase Fish Consumption for Higher IQs
Reports show that many pregnant women in the United States are not consuming fish in amounts recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Recently, the FDA and the EPA revised their joint Fish Consumption Advice, Questions & Answers guidelines to encourage pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and young children to eat more fish. 

Breast Cancer Resources

Oct 21 2014
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Breast Cancer Resources

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Providence OB/GYN is here to offer support and resources. We see National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Awareness: Breast Self-Exams

Oct 13 2014
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While mammograms can help you to detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare professional if there are any changes.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 07 2014
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many fail to take precautions to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Providence OB/GYN Provides Preconception Counseling

Oct 02 2014
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Providence OB/GYN Provides Preconception Counseling
Caring for your health before you become pregnant will help you learn about any risk factors and medical issues that you may have before you become pregnant. Planning for your pregnancy before you conceive will help you make healthy choices for you and your baby.

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Sep 23 2014
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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, September 24 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program – with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. – focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month!

Sep 16 2014
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September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month!
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to reach women who have not been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, and create awareness about the prevention and early detection of women's cancer.At Novant Health Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), we want to educate the Charlotte community and raise awareness for these life-altering diseases. 
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