Women’s Health Articles

Autoimmune Diseases and Women

Autoimmune diseases affect people’s immune systems. These conditions cause immune systems to attack their own healthy cells by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every part of the body. Two of the most common types of autoimmune diseases are Type 1...

Women’s Health: Take Care of Yourself

Self care is more than a hashtag. Women’s bodies have unique health needs. Certain habits can improve and maintain health and well-being.   May S. Thomassee, MD, gynecologist and minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon with Lourdes Physician Group, shares her wellness...

Eating Well During Pregnancy

Should you eat for two when you’re expecting a bundle of joy?   Not quite, says Carmen Alexis Miller, MS, RDN, LDN, outpatient dietitian at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She shares some advice about how moms-to-be can approach nourishing...

Eating Well with Gestational Diabetes

Part of any pregnancy journey is the “orange drink test,” or a screening for gestational diabetes. This regular part of prenatal care usually happens sometime between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy, but what happens if you fail and are diagnosed with gestational...