Stroke and Women: Do You Know the Facts?

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How much do you really know about stroke, especially when it comes to stroke and women? Let’s start off with a quick quiz.
Stroke strikes women more often than men. True or false?
If you said true, you are correct, but chances are you said false. Stroke is not something most people often associate with women, but according to the National Stroke Association, each year stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.


Are You Guilty of These Top Skin Care Mistakes?

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Your skin is one of the first things people see, but it can be hard to navigate through the sea of cleansers, wipes, scrubs, masks and other products to know what is best to use.
Suzi Bryant, master aesthetician at Carilion Clinic Cosmetic Center, shares some of the most common skin care mistakes so you can get on the right track to take great care of your skin.
Mistake #1: Not washing your face enough


Should Your Gynecologist Also Be Your Main Doctor?

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Many women, pressed for time, have started to see their gynecologist for all their health care needs.

It isn’t just pregnant women and young mothers, but middle-aged and older women too.

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen more patients who don’t have a primary care physician (PCP),” said Jaclyn Nunziato, M.D., with Carilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Can Your Weight Affect Your Fertility?

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Can being overweight hurt your chances of getting pregnant?

Or can it hurt your baby?

Unfortunately, those extra pounds can interfere with both.

“The more excess weight you carry, the more it can affect your fertility and the health of your baby,” said Emily Evans-Hoeker, M.D., chief of Reproductive Medicine and Fertility for Carilion Clinic. 


Are You Going Through Perimenopause?

Most women enter perimenopause in their 40s.

Are you going through perimenopause? You may be and not realize it.

This transition from a woman’s childbearing years to menopause usually begins after 40.

“Perimenopause is a time of transition before menopause, and it typically starts about four years before a woman stops having menses,” said Amanda Murchison, M.D., a Carilion Clinic obstetrician and gynecologist.  



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