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3 09, 2015

How to Manage an Overactive Bladder

By |2018-05-11T08:37:29-05:00September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overactive bladder (OAR) is a condition that affects the bladder-storage function which causes a sudden urge to urinate which may be difficult to control and result in the involuntary loss of urine. This is also known as incontinence. You may also be experiencing overactive bladder if you urinate frequently, 8 or more times a day, [...]

20 08, 2015

3 Common Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

By |2018-05-11T08:37:30-05:00August 20th, 2015|Women's Health|0 Comments

 At some point, all women may experience menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding during their periods. However, what women often think is abnormally heavy bleeding is not excessive enough to be diagnosed as menorrhagia. The best way to know if you are experiencing menorrhagia is by monitoring how often you change your pad or tampon. If [...]

21 07, 2015

How to cope with hot flashes

By |2018-05-11T08:37:30-05:00July 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause and can be present for a short or extended period of time. Hot flashes can feel like a quick feeling of heat, coupled with a red flushed face and sweating. They are caused when blood vessels near the surface of the skin dilate to cool off. Hot [...]

8 06, 2015

Fight lines and wrinkles with Botox: Available today!

By |2018-05-11T08:37:32-05:00June 8th, 2015|General Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

There are plenty of reasons we get wrinkles–aging, skin changes, smoking, sun exposure, and much more. In some cases, wrinkles can be fine and others are deeper and more noticeable. But there is help. Dr. Hessel is proud to offer the first FDA-approved wrinkle treatment of its kind to address moderate to severe frown lines [...]

13 05, 2015

What is a well woman exam?

By |2018-05-11T08:37:32-05:00May 13th, 2015|General Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

What is a well woman exam? Your well woman exam (sometimes called a yearly or annual exam) focuses on preventing illness or problems only. During this visit, Dr. Hessel will counsel you about your overall health, current birth control, sexual practices, and refill appropriate medications. Your physical examination will include: Height and weight Body mass [...]

16 04, 2015

5 Online Resources for Reliable Health Information

By |2018-05-11T08:37:34-05:00April 16th, 2015|General Health|0 Comments

90% of Americans have trouble processing health information. It doesn’t matter how educated you are or aren’t, or what your background is. The reality is that medicine and healthcare is complicated and you deserve clear answers. Research also shows that patients feel more satisfied and experience less fear when they understand what’s happening with their [...]

26 03, 2015

Understanding autoimmune diseases

By |2018-05-11T08:37:35-05:00March 26th, 2015|General Health|0 Comments

When your body is operating normally, your immune system should defend against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses to keep you healthy. But for approximately 50 million Americans who develop an autoimmune disease, the immune system turns against the body--believing that normal, healthy cells are foreign and then attacks them. Autoimmune diseases can affect a [...]

11 02, 2015

Am I too young for breast cancer?

By |2018-05-11T08:37:35-05:00February 11th, 2015|Women's Health|0 Comments

Each year, only about 5% of all breast cancer cases are in women under the age of 40. It may seem like a small number and perhaps even make you think that you are "too young" to worry about the disease. But nothing could be further from the truth. Being vigilant to check your breasts [...]

2 02, 2015

Cervical Cancer Screening Myths

By |2018-05-11T08:37:36-05:00February 2nd, 2015|Women's Health|0 Comments

Cervical cancer used to be the number #1 cause of cancer deaths in women just a few decades ago. Since that time, the Pap smear has become instrumental in lowering these numbers and making cervical cancer detection extremely effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 12,000 women were diagnosed with [...]