B-o-t-o-x could spell relief for urinary incontinence patients

When you think of someone who’s had Botox, you’re probably imagining someone who could qualify for one of those Real Housewives shows. But, the wrinkle-reducer has also proven itself to help treat a number of medical problems, including urinary incontinence. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug to treat overactive bladders in people …





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Infertility: Find out what it is, how it’s diagnosed, and Scott & White’s treatment success rates

When College Station resident, Kristi Sikes, and her husband got married, they dreamed that they would be able to become parents. But after nine years of trying to get pregnant naturally, all they had was frustration and heartbreak. “Infertility is a very stressful situation, primarily because it’s unplanned,” said gynecologist Sheila H. Bonds, MD, Scott …





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Family pressures and phases of womanhood may be keeping you from losing weight

More than one-third of U.S. adults were obese in 2005-2006, according to a National Health and Nutrition survey conducted for the Center for Disease Control. Approximately 33 percent of those found to be obese were men and 35 percent were women. While many people know that eating healthier foods and getting more exercise can reduce …





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Postponing Pregnancy May Limit Chances of Conceiving A Child Later In Life

Standing in the line at the supermarket, it’s hard to miss the tabloid covers that scream back at me. While I don’t normally care what the cast of Jersey Shore is up to or who’s divorcing whom, one story seems to be repeating itself over and over—celebrities over age 40 having babies. Actress Kelly Preston, …





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Limited Training, Obesity Epidemic Causes High C-Section Rates in First-Time Moms

With my first pregnancy, I tried to do everything right. I ate fresh fruits and vegetables, exercised as regularly as my nausea would allow and I planned for a natural birth. But all of my careful planning and best efforts couldn’t stop me from developing Preeclampsia, a condition that produces dangerously high blood pressures. Going …





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Scott & White Healthcare employees support National “Wear Red Day”

On Friday, February 5, 2010, employees of Scott & White Healthcare will “Go Red for Women” to support awareness of heart disease and stroke in women, sponsored by the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute. Everyone can show support for the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. Men can show their …





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