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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

  • Menopause

Menopause – Part of Life’s Journey

Menopause is seen as a perfectly natural part of life, and it is an easy transition for some and a more difficult one for others. Through a new openness to talk about menopause, there's more help available to women who are having difficulty coping.
  • Stopping Heavy Periods

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.
  • breastfeeding

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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