Great question. NPR’s “Health Shots” explains the benefits of 3D mammography, including new research that shows better detection of cancer with 3D images for women as young as 40 and women 65-plus (two separate studies). “If a breast cancer screening facility offers 3D, women should choose that,” NPR concludes, quoting radiologist Liane Philpotts, MD with Yale Cancer Center: “‘It's really a no-brainer. We just get so much more information with 3D, it seems an obvious choice.’”
Busy women – especially those who care for kids and perhaps aging parents – tend to put their own health last.
We invite you to put yourself first for an evening.
Our first-ever Women’s Health Fair is an evening of health information for women at every age and stage. We invite you to celebrate your best health . . . your best self.
Staff and providers from 15 departments across NH+C welcome you with exhibits and activities, seminars, tours, refreshments – and a prize drawing for some pretty delightful gift baskets.
Plans are moving forward to expand both the Northfield Clinic and the Birth Center in 2019. The Northfield Clinic has outgrown its space, with new providers and more patients for family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and specialty care. We need more space for these growing services, and any new services.The Birth Center now welcomes about 550 babies a year. The current space would be great if babies came on a steady schedule two or three at a time – but babies come when they’re ready, and more space will let us accommodate more births at the same time.
If you're pregnant, you may be wondering: Should I get a flu vaccine while pregnant?
Yes, you should.
Our OB/GYN team in the Women’s Health Center explains why:
Influenza causes severe cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, sometimes nausea/vomiting. This is NOT the stomach flu.
We’re proud to introduce plastic surgeon Valerie Lemaine, MD, MPH who is working with our general surgeons to provide breast reconstruction at Northfield Hospital. It’s part of NH+C’s complete breast cancer care.
Are your hands aching from yardwork and gardening?
Here’s some advice from certified hand therapist Kathy Heimer OTR/L, CHT:
“Your garden is not usually a dangerous place, but any time you work with your hands, there is a risk of injury or strain. A hand therapist can help with seasonal injuries – and with chronic conditions like arthritis or tendonitis.
“Hand therapists provide non-operative interventions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.