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  • 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 […]
  • Dr. T talks Teen Pregnancy Prevention on Good Morning Arizona

    By CPOG Team on April 18, 2016
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    azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport
  • Dr. Thompson on Good Morning Arizona

    By CPOG Team on March 14, 2016
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    What is Endometriosis? (Click to watch the video.)  
  • 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 […]
  • But I Want a Pap Smear Every Year

    By CPOG Team on November 14, 2015
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    Recent changes to the guidance on cervical cancer screening has extended the interval between tests.  Women with no history of an abnormal test can go have three to five years between tests.  As a result, a common refrain we hear in the office is ‘but I want to have a pap test every year’.  The Pap smear test is the most […]
  • Should I come back next year?

    By CPOG Team on October 21, 2015
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    Doctor, Should I Come Back Next Year? With recent changes in the recommendations for how often pap tests and mammograms should be performed, some women are asking whether the annual visit to the doctor is needed. The short is yes. The vast majority of women should have an annual visit with a physician. The annual visit has important purposes besides […]
  • 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 […]
  • Heart Disease–a women’s issue

    By admin on February 23, 2015
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    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than die from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. Most women are well aware of the effect cancer can have in their lives  however we often overlook the role of […]

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