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Last Week • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Diabetes, Health and Wellness, Women's Health
​Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. An expectant mother’s blood sugar levels become too high, which can cause health risks for the mother and baby.
10/25/2022 • Posted by Dr. Sharon McLaughlin, Dr. Kathie Rones, Dr. Nicole Belanger-Reynolds • in In The Community, Women's Health
Although significant advancements in early detection and treatments have reduced the overall mortality rate, not all racial groups have benefitted equally. The incidence of late-stage diagnosis and overall mortality remains higher among certain minority groups, especially Black women.
10/17/2022 • Posted by By Dr. Nicole Belanger-Reynolds, Dr. Sharon McLauglin, and Dr. Kathie Rones, Fidelis Care Medical Directors • in Health and Wellness, In The Community, Women's Health
About 12%, or 1 in 8, women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer among U.S. women, behind skin cancer.
1/24/2022 • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Health and Wellness, Women's Health
Cervical Cancer affects over 14,000 women per year in the United States. The age of cervical cancer varies, but in the United States the average age of diagnosis is 50 years old.  In many cases, this is a curative disease, however in advanced stages the five year survival is less than 50%. 
1/7/2022 • Posted by Dr. Thomas Raskauskas, Senior Medical Director at Fidelis Care • in Health and Wellness, In The Community, Women's Health
The main cause of cervical cancer is due to an infection called human papilloma virus (HPV) passed on by sexual contact. The virus causes the tissue cells to grow abnormally and turn into cancer.
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