• How to assess your risk for developing Ovarian Cancer

    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! Here are some facts about Ovarian Cancer and tips on what you can do to assess your risk for developing this disease.

    Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, accounting for 15,000 deaths annually. It’s estimated that 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer. Although only 19 percent are discovered at an early stage, the five year survival rate at this point is over 90 percent.

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  • Cyberchondria - The Dangers of Using Google to Self-Diagnose

    Nagging headache for 2 could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right? However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely caused by stress, fatigue or eyestrain, search engines have a tendency to list the most serious ailments at the beginning of the search results. This not only leads to people misdiagnosing themselves, it also leads to more anxiety than before a user ever logged on.

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  • After an Austin mother received a terminal prenatal diagnosis, she made the decision to carry the baby to term

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Twelve weeks into their pregnancy, an Austin couple received devastating news as they watched their baby through an ultrasound. The doctor said the baby had a birth defect, and wouldn’t survive long after being born.

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  • Central Texas Ob Gyn Associate
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • American Board of Obestrics and Gynacology
  • Thavis  Medical Society