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Blog Category: Women’s Health

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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
How Optimism, Support and Expert Care Helped Kathy Through Treatment
Mother of two and global program manager at Microsoft, Kathy Vanichkorn, now 41, was on a business trip to Florida when she discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam. An otherwise healthy woman, Kathy was shocked when she was diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
Routine Mammograms Save Lives
Routine screenings are essential to maintaining breast health, preventing disease, and receiving early diagnosis and treatment. However, recent studies have shown a drastic decrease in mammograms due to the pandemic. Thankfully, Kathryn Hammer, 54, knew she was at high risk for breast cancer and did not postpone her mammogram because of COVID-19.
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Women’s Health - 1 Min Read
The Pregnancy Test Is Positive; Congratulations!
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! While you may have already contacted your obstetrician’s office to begin regular prenatal appointments, many expectant parents have questions about the first trimester before that appointment.
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Patient Story: Angel Leon
Angel Leon has always enjoyed good health, but in 2016, she was diagnosed with a precancerous condition. “Everything came back normal,” remembers Angel. “So it was a watch and wait situation.” Then, in 2019, a cluster of abnormal cells appeared.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
Patient Story: Kathryn Hammer
Kathryn Hammer knew she was at high risk for breast cancer. Her mother and sister both had the disease and recovered after treatment. Even so, she wasn’t especially concerned when a mammogram revealed an area that needed more scrutiny. Kathryn still “thought it would be nothing.”
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Patient Story: Jennifer Simon
Jennifer Simon, 47, has always paid attention to her health. But in the fall of 2018, she was several months late for her annual mammogram. Jennifer wasn’t too concerned about it because all her prior tests had been clear.
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Women’s Health - 2 Min Read
What Is Preeclampsia?
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and learning more about preeclampsia—the symptoms and potential risks—can help you have a healthy pregnancy.
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Women’s Health - 3 Min Read
Welcoming Baby During COVID-19
Traffic jam, snow storm or COVID-19, no matter what’s going on in the world, babies still need a place to be born. And, although COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, expecting families can feel reassured they will receive top-notch care during the birth of their little one at the Overlake Childbirth Center.
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Women’s Health - 5 Min Read
Birth Story: The Langenhop Family
"When we found out we were pregnant again, we had about a month of excitement before COVID-19 shut the world down. We faced endless uncertainties, except for one: We would be delivering our second baby at the Overlake Childbirth Center. We knew we would be receiving excellent care at a time it mattered most."