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Breast Cancer Awareness

Dr. Ossanna
With October being breast cancer awareness month, this month’s blog focuses on breast health. Thanks to breast cancer awareness and early detection, women are more in tune with their breast health.  Most women understand the importance of regular exams, self-checks and mammograms. Self-exams are a woman’s first defense against undiagnosed breast lumps, but patients should...

Gestational Diabetes

Dr. Ossanna
The prevalence of diabetes in women of reproductive age is approximately 3%-7%. In pregnancy there is an increase in resistance to insulin. Much of this insulin resistance occurs in the third trimester when hormones produced by the placenta increase which increases resistance to insulin. Therefore, early intervention to help decrease the incidence of gestational diabetes...