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Q&A On The Menstrual Cycle with Dr. Dunsmoor-Su

Menstrual Cycle Stages: In Conversation with Dr. Dunsmoor-Su

For women, our menstrual cycle is just another aspect of life. It’s something we’ve come to accept as a normal part of our bodies, and we may not give it much thought beyond that. But when you think about it, our menstrual cycle is actually quite remarkable and well, intense. We asked the amazing Dr. … Read more

Understanding GSM and how it relates to menopause - learn more in our blog!

The Reality of Menopause with GSM

Most women have never heard of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), formerly known as Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) even though it affects up to 45% of peri- and postmenopausal women. It is caused by the lower estrogen levels that occur after menopause which cause thinning of the vaginal and vulvar tissues, which is also known as … Read more

Give seasonal viruses the cold shoulder! Read more in our blog.

Give Viruses The Cold Shoulder this Flu Season

Fall and winter can be joyous seasons filled with holidays, good food, and the company of loved ones. However, fun isn’t the only thing that peaks during these colder months. As the seasons change,  environmental and social factors make  us more susceptible to illnesses such as the  common cold, the flu, and RSV infections. But … Read more

Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought individuals together every October to support survivors and those fighting the battle. Read our blog to learn more about the significance of this month and how you can be a helpful ally! Don’t Face Breast Cancer Alone Every year in the United States, approximately 264,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease in which malignant cells form in one’s breast tissue. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women worldwide. On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes, but no one should have to face it alone. Therefore, October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, allowing room for us to give back, reflect, and even celebrate what some have been fortunate to overcome. The Origin of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month first came to be in 1985 when a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries came to fruition. Former first lady Betty Ford kicked off a week-long event since she was a breast cancer survivor. Her diagnosis occurred while her husband, Gerald Ford, was in office, shining a necessary spotlight on this serious illness. The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month was to inform women about this disease and of early detection in hopes of promoting breast health. This month is also a time for breast cancer survivors to celebrate and share their unique stories while raising funds for breast cancer research. Beyond The Pink Ribbon – Ways You Can Help It’s always heartwarming to witness the support of women and men alike wearing pink ribbons in honor of breast cancer, but how can we contribute further? Here are a few ways you can get involved: • Become an ambassador – The National Breast Cancer Foundation allows you to sign up to become a community ambassador. This will allow you to push local, state, and federal legislators to back and fund breast cancer research and awareness programs. • Partake in Fundraising Events – Events such as Race for the Cure or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk help raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Volunteer, participate or donate to show your support. • Share Survivor Stories – Honor and share the stories of those who have survived breast cancer. Whether via a Facebook share or a column piece in your local newspaper, inducing hope in those experiencing the problematic effects of this illness is incredibly helpful and inspiring. • Spread the Word on Mammograms – Remind loved ones of the importance of routine mammograms; these breast screenings allow for early detection and more effective treatment. Simply stated, mammograms save lives! • Raise Awareness Regarding Risk Factors – Be aware and in the know of risks that increase your likelihood of breast cancer and be sure those around you do as well. For example, excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, and obesity have all been linked to breast cancer. At Seattle Clinical Research Center, we aim to provide compassionate care while advancing health options! Click here to browse our currently enrolling clinical studies for a chance to start advancing women’s health for tomorrow, today! For more information, please get in touch with us at (206) 522 – 3330 – we look forward to hearing from you. Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/index.htm https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts https://www.benefits.gov/news/article/214

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought individuals together every October to support survivors and those fighting the battle. Read our blog to learn more about the significance of this month and how you can be an ally! Don’t Face Breast Cancer Alone Every year in the United States, approximately 264,000 women are diagnosed … Read more

Cease Yeast Infections! Tips in our latest blog.

The Challenges of Yeast Infections

If you have a vagina, chances are you’ve encountered the challenges of a yeast infection and all the discomfort it comes accompanied with.  Typically, vaginas maintain a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast, but like everything in life, moderation is key. Learn more in our blog about how excess yeast can lead to yeast infections … Read more

Birth control benefits beyond the basic - learn more in our blog.

Birth Control: Benefits Beyond Contraception

There’s more to birth control than initially may meet the eye. The benefits go beyond that of just contraception and that is exactly what we want to discuss.Birth control is an effective and safe way to prevent pregnancy, but much like the women taking them, contraceptives are multifaceted. Many birth control options are now readily … Read more

August is national immunization awareness month!

It’s Time to Talk Vaccines

https://youtu.be/sYHdMUrwF8g It’s time to talk vaccines, considering what the world has been through over the last few years, taking the time to speak on vaccines has never seemed more relevant. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, we wanted to take the time to discuss the importance of mRNA vaccines and the role they play … Read more

The dangers of RSV in older adults.

RSV in Older Adults

https://youtu.be/sYHdMUrwF8gRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a disease that primarily affects infants and children. While more children and infants contract the virus, over 177,000 adults over the age of 65 are hospitalized with severe RSV infection in the U.S. each year. Understanding the impact of RSV in older adults has opened the doors to potential new … Read more

Bone density and estrogen

Bone Density and Estrogen

Bones are living, growing tissue that allows us the freedom to move by supporting our bodies and protecting our brain and other organs. Bone density is an essential component of overall bone health, with several contributing factors. One of those factors is estrogen. About half of women over 50 will break a bone due to … Read more

The connection between birth control and endometriosis

The Connection Between Birth Control and Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It can impact all aspects of life and overall well-being in severe cases. The search for a cure continues, but treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Birth control therapy is one option that targets the same factors involved in the development and progression of … Read more