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BRCA Gene Testing

NBC News reported that a new study published in the journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that women with certain mutations of the BRCA1 gene can cut their risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer by as much as 80 percent if they have their ovaries removed by age 35. According to the National Cancer Institute,

Study Links Secondhand Smoke to Higher Rate of Miscarriages, Stillbirths

A new study released by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and described in a story on www.foxnews.com found that the risks to unborn babies from secondhand smoke were almost as high as those from the mothers smoking themselves. Some of the results of the study showed that for women who were exposed

How Many Calories Are You Burning?

After we posted the (perhaps depressing) article on empty calories in foods, we wanted to show how you can redeem yourself after eating high calorie foods. Below is a table of activities and the number of calories burned per hour participating in them for people in four different weight classes. While you probably won’t participate

You Are What You Eat – Avoiding Empty Calories

Many of the foods and beverages we enjoy contain calories from solid fats and/or added sugars. While they can make a food or beverage tastier, they add calories with few or no nutrients. Some of the biggest culprits include: Cakes, cookies, pastries, and donuts – contain both solid fat and added sugars Sodas, energy drinks,

Your First Visit to the OBGYN: A Guide for Teens

Each doctor at Cheyenne Women’s Clinic is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN), which is a doctor that specializes in the healthcare of women. You should have your first visit to an OBGYN when you are between 13 and 15 years old. It is normal to feel nervous about your first visit. It may help if you talk

Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

According to WebMD, the average American consumes 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And that doesn’t include the special Thanksgiving breakfast, the cheese-and-cracker snack, the before-bedtime snack on leftovers, and any other eating that goes on during the day. And Thanksgiving is just the beginning of the traditional “holiday

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to offer some information about breast cancer based on the wealth of information available from the American Cancer Society. What is cancer? Your body is made up of trillions of living cells. Cells that are normal grow, divide into new cells, and then die. When you

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

What do you know about ovarian cancer? Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share some information: Statistics The American Cancer Society estimates that in the U.S. in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 14,030 women will die of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest

Ovarian Cancer: Silent Killer No More

Thanks to better awareness of symptom, advances in surgical techniques, and new chemotherapy regimens, ovarian cancer is no longer the “silent killer” that it used to be. Unlike the obvious symptoms of some cancers, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are more like whispers, and women need to learn to recognize them. The five most common

Cheyenne Women’s Clinic in the 2013 Wyoming Race for the Cure

A nine-member team — “Save the TaTas” — made up of staff members from Cheyenne Women’s Clinic will be participating in the 2013 Wyoming Komen Race for the Cure. The event will be held on Saturday, August 10 at the Capitol Building. The Survivor Celebration begins at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8.

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