VPFW is offering a free mammogram for every day in October for women without health insurance on an individual basis, please call to schedule at either Prince George or West Creek.
by Dr. Monica Washington, Virginia Physicians for Women
From physicals for school sports to new binders for class to new fall clothes, parents can all attest to the fact that it is officially back to school season. If you’re the parent of a teenage daughter, there’s one other item that should be on your to-do list—taking them to the gynecologist. Of course, this visit can happen any time during the year, but including it in your back-to-school preparations can help keep it at the top of your mind.
“How do you feel about your weight?” It sounds like such a simple question, but in my experience discussing this topic with my patients, I’ve learned that the responses are varied and far from simple.
If you’re an early morning or evening runner, walker, or cyclist, please be extra careful at this time of year (especially with the time change this weekend) when it’s dark during your workout. Wear light colors and reflective fabric.