Health Matters

Nutritional Requirements of the Breastfed Newborn

Posted by Carol "C.K." Kristich on Oct 15, 2018 10:42:00 AM

The First Few Days of Feeding

At birth, a baby’s stomach is the size of a pea or small marble and can hold around 1 (5ml) teaspoon. At 2 days of age, a baby’s stomach is about the size of a walnut. Gradually, the stomach increases in size and by the time the baby is 7-10 days old, it is approximately the size of a golf ball and holds anywhere from 1-2 (30-60ml) ounces. 

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Women's Health




6 Things You Can do to Prevent Breast Cancer

Posted by Dr. Antonio Ruiz on Sep 24, 2018 10:11:00 AM

A More Healthful Lifestyle Can Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

An apple a day may keep the doctor away. It might seem simple, but the truth is that living a more healthful lifestyle has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer, as well as many other cancers, regardless of your family history.

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Topics: Breast Health, Women's Health




Should I See a Doctor for my Menopause Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Rebecca Ryder on Aug 20, 2018 7:49:00 AM

A patient’s guide to hormone replacement

If you’ve tried at home remedies to manage your menopause symptoms at home, but you’re still suffering, it may be time to see a physician for more options.

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Topics: Women's Health, Menopause, Hormone Replacement




Four Home Remedies for Treating Your Menopause Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Rebecca Ryder on Aug 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Hot Flashes Keeping You Up?

Is your air conditioner failing to keep you cool this summer? If you are a woman in your 40s, hot flashes and night sweats may have you wishing for winter.

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Topics: Women's Health, Hormone Replacement, Menopause




What New Moms Should Pack in Their Hospital Bag

Posted by Carol "C.K." Kristich on Aug 6, 2018 9:42:00 AM

Congratulations are in order, but are your bags?

Planning to bring home a new bundle can be a bit surreal, but packing for your hospital stay doesn't have to be. I've cared for new moms and newborns for more than 40 years,  so I've got some experience with what you'll need (and what you won't) while in the hospital.

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Breastfeeding, Women's Health




How to Choose the Right Place to Get a Mammogram

Posted by Dr. Antonio Ruiz on Jul 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM

There are A LOT of options out there

There are a lot of options out there, but choosing where to get your mammogram can often be as important as choosing to get one at all. That’s because your comfort, and the available screening technology, should be top priority. Here’s what I suggest you look for when choosing where to get your yearly mammogram.

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Topics: Health Care 101, Women's Health, Breast Health, Mammography




A Step-by-step Guide to a Mammogram

Posted by Dr. Antonio Ruiz on Jul 2, 2018 7:40:00 AM

A non-invasive X-ray of the breast

The word alone can conjure up anxiety in many women, but a mammogram is simply a non-invasive X-ray of the breast. Knowing what to expect during a screening mammogram may ease your panic just a bit.

While each woman’s experience is different, most women report the test as uncomfortable, but not intolerable. In all, the process takes about 20 minutes.


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Topics: Breast Health, Mammography, Health Care 101, Women's Health




The Most Common Questions New Moms Ask About Breastfeeding

Posted by Karla Johnson on Apr 30, 2018 7:36:00 AM

Breastfeeding is nature-made, but it doesn’t always come naturally

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offers lactation support in the hospital and in our Lactation Store, because it is only natural for new moms to need guidance with something they have never done before.  

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Topics: Mom & Baby, Women's Health, Breastfeeding




Am I Too Old to Have a Baby?

Posted by Dr. Khadijah Jordan on Mar 7, 2018 8:06:00 AM

The short answer: no. At any age, starting a family is a personal decision only you can make (with the help of your physician).

Today women are delaying their childbearing for various reasons. Many are marrying later in life, are furthering their education and having successful careers before starting a family. If you fall into one of these categories, do not be ashamed or afraid. Having a healthy baby may very well be in the cards for you.

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Topics: Women's Health, Mom & Baby




What are Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids?

Posted by Dr. Victor Lewis on Jan 24, 2018 8:02:00 AM

It’s something most women don’t like to talk about. It’s embarrassing and can be life altering. But having a heavy, painful menstrual cycle is something worth opening up about‒at least with your doctor.

If you are experiencing uncomfortable periods that are accompanied by back or severe abdominal pain, you may have symptomatic uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They are the most common type of tumor within the female reproductive system.

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Topics: Women's Health