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Author archive for Dr Sharon Thompson

  • End of Summer and Back to School

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on August 8, 2016
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    Many students around the country are getting ready to head off to college this week. They are buying sheets, books and desk lamps. Here are a few other for students and parents to add to the prep lists. Healthcare Do you have private health insurance? Are you covered under your parent’s plan? Does the school cover basic health care needs? […]
  • Osteoporosis Prevention

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on June 6, 2016
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    Osteoporosis is a condition where bones get thin and can break easily. About 54 million Americans have or are at increased risk for getting osteoporosis. Age, female sex and family history are  major risk factors for getting thin bones  But it is important to know, having thin bones is not the medical problem Fracture—breaking bones—is the problem.  Approximately one in […]
  • Women’s Health Week 2016: It’s about your heart

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on May 9, 2016
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      When you think of women’s health, you may think of breast cancer, ovarian cancer or your annual visit to get a pap smear.  But the leading cause of death for women is none of these. Heart Disease is the #1 threat to women’s health. Only 54% of women are aware of this fact. One in three women dies of heart disease each year and since 1984 […]
  • Endometriosis

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on March 3, 2016
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    What is endometriosis and what can you do about it?
  • Why I am Pro-Choice

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on January 22, 2016
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    I spent three hours with her on Wednesday. I held her hand, rubbed her back and reminded her to take deep breaths. Three hours later, it was over. She had made it through. She delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy. No epidural, no intervention, just like she wanted. In those hours, I was energized by the bonds that formed between […]
  • The Pill–Over the Counter

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on January 6, 2016
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    This is definitely something good. For those of you who worry: *birth control pills have fewer serious side effects for fewer women than many medicines currently available off the shelf *accessible, reliable birth control reduces unintended pregnancy *accessible, reliable birth control does not increase the percentage of teens having sex *the Oregon law got it right in requiring health coverage […]
  • When Should I Have my Next Baby?

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on April 17, 2015
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    A  study released by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics based on birth certificates from 2011, indicates that nearly a third of women have their children too close together. This matters because research shows that the timing between a live birth and the next pregnancy, may affect the risk of pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, low birthweight, and […]
  • Hormones and Heart Health Workshop

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on July 2, 2014
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    We had a great time on Wednesday June 26th learning about heart disease and what hormones have to do with it.  If you couldn’t make it, you were missed.  Here are the presentation slides. Make sure we have your email address so you can get a copy of the presentation with live links.  Hormones and Heart Health online We hope […]
  • Burwell vs Hobby Lobby

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on June 30, 2014
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    This morning I was glued to SCOTUS Blog awaiting the decision on the case of Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. To recap, this case was spurred by the Affordable Care Act which mandates health insurers to include contraceptive coverage as part of a panel of preventative health services (the contraceptive mandate).  Hobby Lobby–a corporation (and several other companies) objected to the […]
  • Invisible Pregnancy

    By Dr Sharon Thompson on May 10, 2014
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    So here’s a funny thing. Rape  and abortion are often in the news a lot. People opine about whether abortion is allowed in cases of rape, what god intended about rape, about a ‘life’ that is created from rape and how women’s bodies can fend off pregnancies after rape.  But is usually not in the news is pregnancy. I don’t mean the-test-is-positive I’m […]

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