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CKO: Winter Blues Beat Down

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:00
Having a case of the winter blues is—literally and figuratively—no laughing matter. "The winter blues" is a conversational term for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression due to seasonal fluctuations throughout the year. Do you have SAD? Read on to learn about popular symptoms and how to escape your cold-weather routine. Read more...

Your Best You in 2016!

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:18
Looking to get your new year off to a healthy start? Meet with a nutritional consultant and women's health pharmacist for a discussion focused on you—learn about how hormones, detoxification and nutrition affect weight and overall well-being. Read more...

Kick It!

Monday, 14 December 2015 10:52
New Year's resolutions on your mind? Planning on getting back on track, fitness-wise? Read more...

Breast Biopsy and Second Opinions

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00
Sandra Cottingham, MD, Ph.D., pathologist with Spectrum Health explains what a breast biopsy is, and what to consider about second opinions in this West Michigan Woman magazine Q&A article. Read more...

Still Doing Your Monthly BSE?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00
For years, monthly breast self-exams (BSEs) were touted as paramount to early breast cancer detection. So, why aren't we hearing much about them anymore? Read more...

Healthy Habits to Prevent Heart Disease

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:17
Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women—more deadly than all forms of cancer, according to the American Heart Association. But there are many factors within your control to help keep heart disease at bay. Read more...

Female Viagra

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00
We at Grand Rapids OB/GYN are thrilled to share the announcement made by the FDA in August that the first medication for Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) has been approved! Read more...

Smoother Skin: Collagen Induction Therapy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is used to tighten skin of the face and neck. This new therapy will reduce pore size and fine lines, as well as soften both traumatic and acne scars. Read more...

Face Cream: Doctor’s Office or Drugstore?

Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00
Is it worth a special trip to the dermatologist or aesthetician for medical-grade skin care products—or can you purchase what you need at the local drugstore, or the beauty counter at your favorite department store? Renewal Skin Spa co-owner Jon Gill explains the benefits of purchasing medical-grade products. Read more...

Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:44
What is normal? What is healthy? Should I be concerned? According to the Mayo Clinic, persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, or orgasm—that distress you or strain your relationship with your partner—is recognized medically as female sexual dysfunction. Read more...