Maternity Myths— Fact or Fiction? Part 1 of 3

by Guest Blogger May 26, 2015
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Summa Flourish is presenting a three-part video series on maternity myths. We know there is a lot of information out there; what can you believe and who can you trust? Does sex induce labor? I want to breastfeed, but isn’t it painful? By breastfeeding do I exclude my partner from bonding with the baby? Guest […]

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We Keep Our Moms and Babies Safe

by Dr. von Gruenigen May 22, 2015
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Quality healthcare for women. That is our “true north” at Summa Women’s Health Institute, one of the largest women’s health teams in the region with more than 100 gynecologists, obstetricians, surgeons, gynecologic oncologists and women’s health specialists. We are here for the ladies. And when one of our ladies is pregnant, we are here for […]

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Here’s to Keeping Dry

by Guest Blogger May 20, 2015
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Recent feminine hygiene product advertising campaigns are reaching out to thousands upon millions of women and their pocketbooks with a common message that bladder leakage is normal. You may have seen slogans such as “It happens.” This is a clever adage, to make millions of women believe that they aren’t alone, and that when you […]

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Don’t Be Embarrassed to have a Potty Mouth

by Guest Blogger May 19, 2015
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My patients frequently express embarrassment during their visits with me in regards to their pelvic floor disorders. Most people don’t like to discuss, even with their physician, symptoms like urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. I grew up in a family of seven, with two brothers and two sisters. We were (are) a rowdy crew, […]

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Spot a Stroke FAST

by Summa Flourish May 12, 2015
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According to the American Heart Association, one out of six people will suffer a stroke in his or her lifetime. One out of six! How many people do you know? Now think about more than 15 percent of them having a stroke. That’s a lot of people, and part of the reason why stroke is […]

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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

by Summa Flourish May 11, 2015

It’s all about the women this week! National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. It kicked off yesterday, Mother’s Day, and is celebrated until May 16, 2015.We know it is not always easy, but the goal this week is to empower all […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

by Dr. von Gruenigen May 7, 2015
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Happy Mother’s Day! This day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. No, not because it’s about me but because I see it similar to Canada’s national holiday, “Family Day.” It’s a day to reflect and cherish Mom and family.  In 2012, I blogged about certain phrases I say just like my Mom. […]

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Mammograms Save Lives- Have you had Yours?

by Guest Blogger May 5, 2015
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“I am very grateful for Summa Screens. I lost my husband in 2007 and I am now on widow’s pension with no insurance. Without help I wouldn’t be able to have the healthcare I need.  I appreciate it more than you know.” ~ Summa Screens Patient As the Project Director for Summa Screens, this is […]

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Advocating for Women’s Healthcare in Washington D.C.

by Guest Blogger April 30, 2015
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The healthcare policies in this nation have the potential to create a more inclusive healthcare system that will extend accessibility and improve the lives of families everywhere. Obstetricians/gynecologists (ob-gyns) are placing themselves at the forefront of important issues, stepping away from their office and into the national debate so that all patients receive quality healthcare. […]

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