Month: February 2016

Zika Virus Guidance

Zika Virus Guidance

February 18, 2016

In this hectic day and age, it can be hard to stay fully informed. With so many different news outlets and ways to receive information, how do you know what is accurate? If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, then you surely have heard the words “Zika Virus.” While the virus has been […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness: You Deserve It!

Give Yourself the Gift of Mindfulness: You Deserve It!

February 17, 2016

“The wise use of leisure…is a product of civilization and education.” This quote is from “In Praise of Idleness,” an essay written by Bertrand Russell in 1932. The essay challenges the idea that “everything ought to be done for the sake of something else, and never for its own sake,” and points out that being […]

What is the Zika Virus?

What is the Zika Virus?

February 16, 2016

With the words Zika Virus spanning across headlines, news reports and social media outlets, it’s hard not to worry about the possibilities and proximity of the virus. If you suspect that you or someone you know has Zika fever from a mosquito bite, please contact a medical professional. If you are searching for guidance and […]

The Ultimate Guide To Treating Yourself

The OB-GYN’s Ultimate Guide to Treating Yourself

February 13, 2016

Learning to love yourself is easier said than done. Yet in this hectic day and age, pampering your inner-goddess is necessary. Here is OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch’s ultimate guide on how to treat the one and only. It’s not just face scrubs and soaking in the bath, it’s also appreciating your body, your […]

Home Remedies to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Home Remedies to Relieve Lower Back Pain

February 11, 2016

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the U.S. While there are many possible causes of lower back pain in women, it’s often related to some type of muscle strain or added stress, as is common with pregnancy. Fortunately, there are some simple home remedies that may provide relief from […]

Check Yourself: How to Perform a Breast Self Exam

Check Yourself: How to Perform a Self Breast-Exam

February 8, 2016

Women of all ages are encouraged to perform a self-exam of their breasts each month. While a mammogram is the best diagnostic tool for breast cancer, examining your breasts every month is the best way to become familiar with them so that any changes can be reported to your gynecologist. There are three ways to […]

4 Best Stretches to Relieve Cramps

February 3, 2016

Menstrual cramps afflict women of all ages. Many women mistakenly believe that they should rest during menstruation; however, resting can actually make cramps worse. Aerobic exercise and stretching can help relieve cramps. Here are a few stretches that can help with menstrual cramps. Yoga Stretch 1: Child’s Pose Child’s pose is a popular yoga move […]