It’s Mental Health Awareness Month: How to Be Your Best You
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means it’s time to talk about a sensitive subject: mental health. Though we’re making strides on becoming more open about our mental health, it’s still a taboo topic for many people. Your mental health is as important–if not more important–than your physical health. That’s because physical health and […]
OBGYN Associates of WNY Welcomes Renee Hansen, CNM
OBGYN Associates of Western New York is excited to announce the addition of Renee Hansen, CNM! She will be joining our Springville, NY office starting Monday, May 8th, 2023. Hansen began her career in healthcare as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at a long-term healthcare facility. It was there that she pursued–and received–a Medical Office Assistant […]
How to Celebrate National Doctor’s Day March 30th!
National Doctor’s Day is March 30th, 2023. First observed in 1933 by the Barrow County Alliance in Winder, Georgia, National Doctor’s Day is celebrated annually to recognize the tireless, invaluable efforts of physicians across the country. However, it wasn’t until 1990 that President George H.W. Bush signed the bill into law, officially designating March 30th […]
February is American Heart Month: Here’s What You Need to Know
Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, with roughly one-in-five deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease. While heart disease is most-often associated with men, the numbers don’t lie. Nearly as many women as men die from heart disease every year. Let’s talk about a few ways to stay […]
Welcome 2023: 5 Healthy Habits to Start The New Year Right!
Now that 2022 is safely in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to think about 2023. With the new year comes a world of possibilities. From goals to new year’s resolutions, there are plenty of ways to live healthier in the new year. Let’s take a look at five of the best healthy habits you can […]
T’is The Season: 5 Tips For a Safe, Happy Holidays
The holidays are a (not-so) perfect mixture of joy–and stress. But if you end up feeling run-down, overwhelmed, or simply less than festive, it can end up dampening what should be the most wonderful time of the year. Plus, no one wants to start the new year on a bad note. To keep you cheery […]
Pregnancy & Gestational Diabetes: What You Need to Know
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! According to the CDC, between 1-2% of pregnant women in the United States have either type-1 or type-2 diabetes and a further 6-9% will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. What’s worse, the prevalence of diabetes during pregnancy has risen significantly over the years. Let’s look at diabetes and pregnancy, including […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Is It Time For A Screening?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s time to talk about a tender subject: breasts and mammograms. In 2021 alone, more than 43,000 Americans died from breast cancer. That perhaps coincides with falling mammogram screening rates; during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, screening rates nationwide fell as much as 63.7% nationwide. While […]
Five Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot
Flu season is just around the corner. You know the misery of a fever, sore throat, coughing, body ache, and exhaustion that comes with the flu. Even worse is the knowledge that with a flu shot, you could have avoided it! Here are the top five reasons to get your annual flu shot and stay […]
Fact or Fiction: Debunking The Most Common Pregnancy Myths
From predicting genders to “twins skip generations”, pregnancy is full of myths, old wives’ tales, and misconceptions–all presented as fact. While not everyone is an expert on pregnancy, obstetrics and gynecology, and maternal care, we are! While some of these pregnancy myths and misconceptions are rather benign, others can have serious consequences for both you […]