The leading New Orleans area OB/GYN & Women’s Health Clinic
Our team of Obstetrician-Gynecologists and support staff understand that your health is most important, and you deserve the highest quality individual attention and discrete treatment. Under our care, you’ll feel comfortable and safe as we continue to be sensitive to you and your needs. Throughout the course of your life, we’re here for you—from childbirth to menopause treatment and everything in between.
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So much to celebrate this month!
- February 3 is National Women’s Physician Day! The event celebrates Elizabeth Blackwell’s birthday; she was the first female medical doctor in the U.S. Let us celebrate our 7 wonderful women physicians here at WMC!!
- In February, we recognize the central role that African Americans have made in shaping American history. This month we honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation.
Read more about Black History Month: Black History: Facts, People & Month | HISTORY
- On Friday, February 2, we are wearing red to recognize American Heart Month. February is a month when all people, especially women, are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in this country. Take more walks, eat less red meat, and monitor your blood pressure!
Read more here: American Heart Month 2024 Toolkits | cdc.gov
Read about a program designed to help women understand and reduce their risk for hear disease and stroke: WISEWOMAN Home | cdc.gov
- Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are conditions that are present at birth and can affect the structure of a baby’s heart and the way it works. They are the most common type of birth defect. As medical care advances, many born with CHDs are able to live to adulthood. February is a month to recognize this and raise awareness.
Read more here on Congenital Heart Defect Month: Learn about Congenital Heart Defects | CDC
- Lastly, February is National Cancer Prevention Month. In 2023 alone, an estimated 2 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer and more than 600,000 people died from their disease. This month we promote awareness of preventable causes of cancer: smoking, excess body weight, physical inactivity and excessive exposure to the sun, to name a few. Here at TWMC, we promote routine screenings for breast cancer and cervical cancer, among others.
Read more here : February is National Cancer Prevention Month | The AACR
And of course, Happy Mardi Gras!!
Wishing you a happy and healthy February. ❤️