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Stay Up to Date! Patient education is extremely important to us at Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology.  We are excited to help provide you with the most up to date women’s health topics in our monthly patient newsletter. We will be periodically letting you know about happenings at our office, health issues and sharing family friendly recipes.

This month’s newsletter topics include:

  • Why we recommend an annual Well-Woman Exam
  • Join us on July 18 for Women, Weight & Menopause at the Paula Brown Shop!
  • MonaLisaTouch in the News!
  • Find out why there's no better time to drop pounds than right now
  • Healthy Lunch Idea:  Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad
Ten Reasons Why You Should Have an Annual Well-Woman Examination
  • Birth Control: Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you, if you are in need of birth control.
  • Cancer Screening: Learn more about breast cancer, colon cancer, and other types of cancer.
  • Vaccinations: Talk with your provider about vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and other pertinent vaccines for prevention of diseases.
  • Health Screening: Discuss screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis and more.
  • Depression Screening: Depression is a common but serious illness. The yearly visit is a time to talk with your health care provider about any concerns you may have about depression, anxiety and situational stresses in your life.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening: Sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, and genital herpes are infections spread by sexual contact, which can be screened during your pelvic exam at your visit.
  • Concerns about Sex: Discuss questions or concerns you may have about sexual intercourse, painful intercourse, or hormone changes that may alter your response to sex or interest.
  • Weight Control: Learn about ways to control your weight, prevent obesity, exercise, and prevent problems associated with being overweight.
  • Issues With your Menstrual Period: Discuss PMS, painful periods, your first period, heavy bleeding or irregular periods.
  • Preconception Counseling: If you are planning a pregnancy, talking with your provider about ways to have a healthy pregnancy or plans for conception which will include healthy eating, exercise, avoiding cigarette smoking/alcohol/drugs, past pregnancies, and prenatal vitamins.
 
Other Reasons: Get help with hormones, menopause issues, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, (our MonaLisa Touch™ laser for vaginal health).
 
So, the next time someone says “you don’t need your yearly pap smear any longer”—you are now better equipped to explain to them the value of a yearly well woman exam and the pap smear routine screening guidelines and the many reasons that your annual visit is very important.
 
Have a happy, healthy summer!
Join us for a women's wellness event on Wed. July 18 from 6-7pm at the Paula Brown Shop! We have 2 featured speakers and complimentary lite bites and refreshments!

Topics include:
WOMEN, WEIGHT & MENOPAUSE - Certified Health Coach Lori Werner will share health tips for feeling fit and fabulous in your 40, 50's and beyond.  

THINK OUTSIDE THE BRA - Andrew Croak, DO and Urogynecologist at Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology & Women's health will talk about how MonaLisa Touch can change your life for the better. Find out how you can be free of painful intercourse, dryness, itching and urinary issues for good!  

RSVP online below or Call 419-893-7134. 
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Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology offers a leading-edge treatment to resolve gynecologic health issues often caused by menopause.  The MonaLisa Touch™, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless, requires no anesthesia, and is FDA approved.

Washington Post

The Doctor’s

ABC News

Fox News Health

New York Daily News

And Many More Here

Ask us today if the MonaLisa Touch™ is right for you or email us to get on the list to be notified of our next informational seminar at Julieh@nwourogyn.com
Its Summertime!  
Find out why there's no better time to drop pounds than right now

What's not to love about summer? It's the season of relaxing vacations, sunbathing (just use your SPF!), and endless margaritas. And despite all the lounging and occasional overindulgence in umbrella-clad drinks, summer may be the time of year you find it easiest to achieve your weight-loss goals.

Here's why: 

Nice weather encourages you to be active. In 2012, Americans set a record for exercising frequently, according to Gallup poll data. Why? Because the year was unusually warm. Not surprisingly, data also consistently show that exercise tends to be seasonal—Americans are generally most active in the spring and summer and tend to slack come fall and winter. So take advantage of the pleasant weather, and forego the gym for outdoor workouts on occasion: Past research has shown that people who exercise outside at least some of the time are more active than indoor exercisers.

You may be less prone to bad-mood binges. Wintertime is dark and dreary—and for some people, that means it's the season of depression. In a new University of Pittsburgh study of people with winter seasonal affective disorder, 27 percent reported binge eating during the most depressing months of the year. And of these overeaters, 94 percent said they isolate themselves during the winter and 90 percent said they crave carbs more than normal when it’s cold outside.

Hot weather may help suppress your appetite. Yes, ice cream is the unofficial food of summer—but overall, you may find that you're less prone to pantry raids in the warmer months. Why? The heat may tamp down your appetite. Case in point: In a 2013 study, people who worked out in a hot environment (86° F) ate less afterward than those who exercised in a cooler setting (50° F). This suggests that sweltering temperatures may, in fact, reduce your desire to eat—even after you've done a tough workout.

You're showing more skin. Women consider wearing a bikini a bigger threat to their confidence than baring all in the bedroom, according to a 2012 study in Body Image. Read: Slipping into your bathing suit—and then, you know, actually wearing it on the beach—can equal serious motivation to slim down. 

Join us for our special event next week on July 18 at the Paula Brown Shop, where we will be discussing Women, Weight & Menopause!  

Healthy Lunch Idea:  Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad

Pack up this Mediterranean salad recipe in jars and bring to work for a healthy lunch or make a big batch for an easy, healthy dinner

Get the Recipe
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