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On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

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How Can Your Thyroid Affect Pregnancy?

We learn from Mitchell West, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN) specializing in women’s health at INTEGRIS Health Medical Group Women's Baptist in Oklahoma City, about why thyroid issues happen, what complexities can develop and how to treat these conditions.

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Cervical Health: Do Pap Smears Hurt?

The words “pap smear” can be a cringe-worthy phrase for many women, especially young women who have yet to experience their first cervical cancer screening. While this test is an important part of women’s health that can mean catching precancerous cells and other abnormalities early, the uncertainty and personal barriers associated with a pap smear can leave many women scared or hesitant to schedule a visit with their OBGYN.

Lainey Townsend

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Does Breastfeeding Make You Hungry?

Mothers who begin breastfeeding often experience a newfound sensation – the hunger for more food. Breastfeeding is hard work, and you can expect to burn several hundred more calories per day. But there are also other reasons why breastfeeding makes you hungry. Read more to find out why these changes occur and which foods to eat to replenish the lost calories.

Lainey Townsend

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Postpartum Anxiety: What are the Symptoms and Treatment Options?

Postpartum anxiety describes anxiety – intense, excessive and persistent worry – that mothers or new parents experience in the first 12 months after the birth of their child. Many parents worry about their newborn, whether it’s health or development.

Lainey Townsend

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What to Know About Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Yeast infections, a type of fungal infection, are one of the more common ailments you can deal with during pregnancy. This blog will shed light on what causes these infections and how you can safely treat them without worrying about harming your baby.

Lainey Townsend

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Foods That Fight Hot Flashes

This blog will explain the role of food and hot flashes and compile a list of foods to add to your diet.

Lainey Townsend

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Winter Skincare Tips for Women Over 50

We’ve assembled some tried and true measures you can take right now to soothe and smooth throughout the colder months.

Lainey Townsend

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Who Should Get Screened for Cervical Cancer?

This blog will share the latest cervical cancer screening recommendations and guidelines and explore what your test results mean.

Lainey Townsend

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Why Can't I Lose Weight?

We explain how weight loss works and cover some of the most common reasons why people can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Lainey Townsend

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How to Get Rid of a UTI

Urinary tract infections are common among women, so common that many think they can treat them at home and go about their day. But are at-home treatments enough or do antibiotics provide the best remedy? This blog will explore why it’s important to treat UTIs early, which bacteria causes UTIs and which antibiotics may be prescribed to treat an infection.

Lainey Townsend

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