Young women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

"Eight years after a school-based HPV vaccination program was initiated in Alberta, 3-dose HPV vaccination has demonstrated early benefits, particularly against high-grade cervical abnormalities, which are more likely to progress to cervical cancer," writes Dr. Huiming Yang, Medical Officer of...

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Click to view our pdf containing the basics about the Zika virus such as how it is spread, common symptoms, etc. 

According to US and UK data from public health authorities, morning sickness affects over half of all pregnant mothers. It is generally related to an increase in estrogen levels, low blood sugar counts, and a greater susceptibility to some smells. Often, morning sickness occurs in the early hours of the morning and will ease up somewhat as the day goes on.

At times, morning sickness can be mild. However, the pregnant mother may at other times feel so nauseous that she will vomit. In most cases, morning sickness settles down by the end of the first trimester.

Here are a few...

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Breastfeeding can be a challenge, especially for new mothers. However, it certainly has great benefits. Breast milk has the right nutrients for your baby, is easier to digest than formula and can increase your baby's immune system. Breastfeeding may even help you lose weights

  1. Ask for help

    Reading about breastfeeding and doing it are entirely different. From the first time you feed your baby, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Maternity nurses or lactation consultants can offer tips, starting from the basics. Your doctor or baby’s doctor can offer assistance also.  ...

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You've all probably heard about the Zika virus at this point. But do you know everything you need to in order to keep you and your baby healthy?

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus to be an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. It is predicted that 4 million people could be infected by the end of the year. The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus. Until now, almost no one on this side of the world had been infected. Few people here have...

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We are thrilled to be the first OB-GYN group in the world to allow you to share your baby’s ultrasound through your smartphone! The HIR mobile app for patients is a ground breaking solution allowing patients to see, view, and share their ultrasounds digitally. 
Be among the first to share these precious moments with family and friends. Download the app at 
Starting with your baby's ultrasound, a health network...
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Need to make some changes in your health? Have you been dealing with physical symptoms such as migraines, IBS, bloating after meals, joint pain, or simply can’t seem to lose those extra pounds?   Get 2016 off to a great start with a physician-supervised weight loss program!  Starting in January, Columbus OB-GYN will have a lifestyle educator/health and wellness coach here to help you structure that weight loss you have planned for the new year.  Come meet Francie Silverman, who has a master’s degree in human nutrition and has worked with clients for nearly 11 years to lose weight, address...

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It's no surprise that the holidays, although wonderful, can be a stressful time for all. Recently an expert warns that the stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems.

The pressure of tasks like cooking, buying presents,...

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A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cacner called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. ...

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awereness Month, we are featuring our Mammography Technicians throughout October. We asked each Tech to share what this month means to her individually. Diane shares her story below.

I have been providing mammograms since 1976. I have witnessed many technological advances over the decades and have had the privilege of being part of the COG team that has saved many lives. Throughout my career, I have been involved in numerous outreach...

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