Your First Mammogram: Common Questions Answered

Is it going to be painful? Do I really need to get this done now? I’m too young to be going for a mammogram. What if they find something? These are all very normal concerns a young woman might have before getting her first mammogram. Your first mammogram can be a nerve-wracking experience. But … [Read more...]

Is the HPV Vaccine Dangerous?

If you have a daughter approaching her preteen years, you may be wondering if she should be vaccinated against HPV (human papillomavirus). According to the CDC, HPV is currently one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, with approximately 14 million people newly infected each year. … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Daughter for Her First Gynecology Visit

As a mom, you want to make sure you’re supporting your daughter as she moves from childhood to womanhood. One of the best ways to do that is by encouraging her to choose a gynecologist and set up her first exam. It can often be a scary and confusing time for a teenage girl as her body and … [Read more...]

The Importance of Regular Breast Self-Exams

Breast self-exams (BSEs) are not something many women, especially those who are younger, remember to do on a regular basis. However, it should be a monthly priority for every woman. These exams can help you detect any abnormalities and some types of breast cancer early, allowing for treatment to … [Read more...]

Gainesville’s All About Women Celebrates American Heart Month

Heart disease can be scary to talk about, but it's important: according to the American Heart Association, heart attack and stroke kill one in three women – more than all cancers combined. In honor of American Heart Month, the physicians at All About Women encourage you to learn about the unique … [Read more...]

Will You Run for Fun…and Women’s Health?

Exercise at any stage in life is important, whether you’re still a teenager, 5 months pregnant, or already through menopause. However, when life gets busy, exercise and fitness seem to the first things that get pushed to the wayside. It takes planning and encouragement to keep a regular … [Read more...]

Should Pregnant Women Get the Flu Shot? Absolutely

Pregnant women are often discouraged from many things, such as eating too much, exercising too hard, or drinking and smoking.  However, there is one thing that is not discouraged: getting a flu shot – no matter which trimester you are in. The CDC states: “Flu is more likely to cause severe … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Month Recap – All About Women Sponsors the Eastside Striders

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month now behind us, our physicians and staff would like to applaud a group of local high school students that are working in a big way every year to rally for the survivors and fighters of breast cancer. All About Women is proud to sponsor the Eastside Striders, a … [Read more...]

Feminine Washes: Friend or Foe?

We’ve all seen the commercials for different feminine wash brands. Each one displays positive outcomes for women who are looking for a way to keep themselves feeling more fresh, clean, and confident. Washes also are said to promote healthy pH levels and control embarrassing odor. However, not … [Read more...]

Common Signs of Ovarian Troubles

Ovarian cancer affects anywhere between 20,000 and 200,000 women in the United States each year. While ovarian cancer can be deadly if contracted, listening to your body and taking steps to ensure wellness can improve your chances of surviving this deadly disease that so many are fighting. Since … [Read more...]