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Recognizing National Infertility Awareness Week

Recognizing National Infertility Awareness Week

This month we’re standing with the N.I.A. to recognize infertility awareness with a focus on preconception counseling, because that’s where education begins.  With preconception counseling at W.H.O.C., Dr. Cothran follows your journey from planning to your first positive pregnancy test or, if needed, referral to a specialist after 12 months of trying without success. Whether…

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A Bouquet of Honors for Breast Cancer Awareness

A Bouquet of Honors for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Brings Autumn’s Bouquet Among the multi-colors of Autumn this month is a beautiful streak of pink. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor victors in the battle against breast cancer, and cherish the memory of brave heroes we’ve lost. Women’s Health of Chicago supports survivors, many who’ve fought breast cancer multiple times,…

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The Fight Against Pelvic Pain

The Fight Against Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain, and related painful syndromes, which can be more difficult to describe, require thorough diagnostic protocols to determine the cause in each specific case. Therefore, it’s important that your primary care physician have a good relationship with a women’s health specialist who is following your overall health as well as your OB-GYN needs. That’s why…

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The Fight Against Breast Cancer: A New Milestone

The Fight Against Breast Cancer: A New Milestone

Last October, Tara Parker-Pope’s article in the New York Times “Well” Section highlighted a troubling milestone in the decades-long rise in breast cancer in African American Women.  In fact, incedence of breast cancer has been on a steady rise for the past quarter century due to a complex array of trends, both nationally, and in…

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PCOS – What You Should Know About One of the Most Common Women’s Health Issues

PCOS – What You Should Know About One of the Most Common Women’s Health Issues

PCOS – A Diagnosis So Common It’s Been Called an Epidemic Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrinopathies in women of childbearing age, affecting between 6.5 and 8 percent of women worldwide.  Its prevalence is strikingly similar across all cultures from southeastern United States to the Greek Isles of Lesbos and…

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