Women’s Health

When does a woman’s lifetime start? When is her health care important? Is it during adolescence, when she experiences first periods, her first gynecologist appointment, and buds turning to breasts? Is it during college and post-college/pre-family time, when women are trying to conceive, or trying NOT to conceive, experiencing STDs and UTIs, realizing the importance of breast exams and Pap smears? How about during in her 30s, with first mammograms, babies and breastfeeding, becoming more aware of a family history of diabetes or heart disease? Could it be as she enjoys mature adulthood, relaxing with friends and enjoying the empty nest, while experiencing a breast exam scare, high blood pressure, or “dribbling” when she laughs, coughs or jumps? Or perhaps the golden years, as she starts to move more slowly, experiences more memory lapses, requires more medication and more frequent tests and screenings?

It’s all of these times – and Care New England has information and services specifically for women at all ages and stages of their lifetime.

Featured Posts in Women’s Health

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Don’t Suffer in Silence

It is important for women to know that they do not have to suffer with their heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding, treatments are available.

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Don’t Feel Guilty, Mommy

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your new baby can be one of the most difficult decisions to make as a new mom. The experts at Women & Infants Hospital say that it is okay no matter what you decide.

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Hepatitis C – The Silent Health Threat

The liver disease Hepatitis C has become one of those silent health threats that some have labeled a national epidemic. An estimated 3.2 million Americans are infected with the virus, but only 1.6 million are diagnosed.

Recent Posts in Women’s Health

Don’t Suffer in Silence

It is important for women to know that they do not have to suffer with their heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding, treatments are available.

A Father’s Message to His Newborn Son

While so much of pregnancy and the newborn stage is focused on Mom, this Father’s Day, we want to share a beautiful, inspiring, straight-from-the-heart message from a father to his newborn son, Lucas.

Finding a Positive Attitude, Confidence After Breast Surgery

As an increasing proportion of women across the country opt for total and sometimes bilateral mastectomy to treat cancer, a research team based at Women & Infants Hospital discovered that the surgery has significant effects on a woman’s sexual pleasure and ability to be intimate in survivorship.

Salute to Moms: Preeclampsia – What All Pregnant Women Should Know

Paige had never heard of preeclampsia. Now she still has nightmares from the effects it had on her two pregnancies. Women & Infants has brought the PRESERVE-1 trial to area locations to educate and learn more about the pregnancy complication with no known cure.

Pregnancy and Immunization

Your health comes to the forefront of your mind when you are expecting a child. Is the flu immunization still the best thing to do when pregnant?

Gardens of Hope & Healing

Gardening has long been viewed as a therapeutic, feel-good activity for a variety of reasons. This warm sensory feeling needn’t be fleeting if you grow your own garden.

Cancer Survivorship

The word “survivor” is a bit of a mystery in the cancer community – is one a survivor as soon as being diagnosed or after surgery and treatment have eliminated the cancer?