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August 2017: Women’s Health Section

All the top women's health–related businesses in the Capital Region.

McGinnis Women’s Medical Care
Mary Joyce McGinnis, MD, FACOG
24 Computer Drive West, Albany
518.689.7548; mcginniswomensmedicalcare.com
If you’re a woman diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness, you have specialists to watch over your platelets, lymph nodes, and CT scans. It is unlikely that you have anyone to answer questions about the impact of your illness on you as a woman. Who will address questions like: – Will a blood thinner give me terrible periods? – Can the medications I need cause birth defects? – Will I be able to enjoy and give sexual pleasure? – Can hot flashes be controlled without hormones? My colleagues Mary Beth D’Aloia and Jennifer Iovinelli and I are experienced OB-GYN clinicians and breast cancer survivors. During and after treatment, let us help you move ahead with a full life as a woman.

Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC
59 Myrtle Street, Saratoga Springs
2105 Ellsworth Boulevard, Malta
518.587.2400; myrtlestobgyn.com
LARC–It’s a thing. By Bernice Moeller-Bloom, NP You know things are becoming mainstream when they get their own acronym. So, today’s acronym is LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception).This means birth control providing women with highly effective means to prevent pregnancy, while preserving the option for having babies later. These options are now recommended as first-line contraception for women from their teen years to peri-menopause. While it does not protect against STIs, LARC reduces unintended pregnancy and abortion. And they are cost-effective! Each has unique risks and benefits, so you should discuss the options with your health care provider at your next GYN appointment. Bernice Moeller-Bloom, NP, is accepting new patients at Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, 518.587.2400.

Advanced Audiology Services
27 Lower Hudson Avenue, Green Island
270.5802; advancedaudiologysvcs.net
It can be quite daunting, not to mention frustrating, to try to make a decision about which hearing aid to buy. This is where the services of the audiologist can be instrumental in achieving a successful outcome. The audiologist’s role in selection is to guide and advise the consumer regarding options such as style and level of technology. One should wind up with “the best hearing aid for me.” Carrying many brands does not necessarily translate into an advantage to the consumer. More useful information might be the answer to “What kinds of results do you typically get from the hearing aids that you dispense? Are your patients usually satisfied with the outcome?”

Glens Falls Hospital
100 Park Street, Glens Falls
518.926.1000 glensfallshospital.org
Moving from point A to point B, there’s a lot going on to make that happen. That’s why our board-certified orthopedic specialists at Glens Falls Hospital are behind you at every step with a full range of orthopedic care services. From joint replacement to pre- and post-operative care, and rehabilitation, you’ll receive the expert care you need all from one convenient place—Glens Falls Hospital Orthopedic services. Keep on moving! For more information visit glensfallshospital.org.

Capital District YMCA
Various locations
518.869.3500; cdymca.org
How to keep your heart healthy Did you know roughly 1 in 4 women in the U.S. will die from heart disease? If that statistic has you shocked and wondering “how can I avoid becoming part of that 25%?” here are a few recommendations to help keep your heart healthy: • Get up and move. Studies show that 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week can go a long way toward reducing your risk of heart disease. • Clean up that diet. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies, whole grains rich in fiber, and leaner sources of meat. Try to steer clear of foods high in saturated and trans fats. Provided by Christopher Wilson, Wellness Director of the Guilderland Branch of the Capital District YMCA. Learn more about the Y at CDYMCA.org.

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