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ACOG Pause Magazine

Menopause – The Group for Women can help you face these natural changes with grace and strength. When you consult with any of our doctors, we will provide thorough information on hormone replacement therapies available to you, and determine the best course of action for your continued health. Hormone replacement treatments are designed to help… Read more »

A Push for HPV Vaccinations

The Group For Women recommends getting vaccinated against HPV.  See this article for more info. Gardasil is the only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types… Read more »

Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventive Services for Women

Before health reform, too many Americans didn’t get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives, and reduce health care costs. Often because of cost, Americans used preventive services at about half the recommended rate. Yet chronic diseases – which are responsible for 7 of… Read more »

Menopause—Hormone Therapy

The Experts Do Agree About Hormone Therapy Ten years have passed since publication of the first results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials. The debate that followed gave women and their providers the impression that the experts don’t agree on the topic of hormone therapy. Top women’s health organizations have now issued… Read more »

Understanding Breast Density

Frequently Asked Questions What is breast density? The term “breast density” describes the composition of a woman’s breasts. High breast density means that there is a greater amount of milk producing, milk transporting, and connecting tissues, as compared to fatty tissue. What are some factors that affect breast density? Genetics: high breast density tends to run… Read more »

Vitamin D & Pregnancy

Vitamin D and Pregnancy By Jeffrey M Wentworth, MD Appropriate nutrition in pregnancy is vital and vitamin D plays one of these crucial roles within our body. We now realize how important normal vitamin D levels are for good health. Most people are aware of vitamin D’s association with absorption of Calcium for strong bones,… Read more »

Add Tdap to Your Mom-to-Be To-Do List

By Dr. Holly Puritz All pregnant women have to-do lists – find a pediatrician, register for classes, sign up for a hospital tour… Let’s add Tdap to every expectant parents list of things to do before the baby arrives. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis) is a safe vaccine that will protect you and pass… Read more »

Congratulations Dr. Puritz, Dr. Crockford, & Dr. Groves for being selected “Top Docs”

The September issue of Hampton Roads Magazine features Dr. Holly S. Puritz on the cover! Also, Drs. Crockford and Groves were selected “Top Docs” by their peers.  Look for the magazine on newstands today! Read the article here: Hampton Roads Magazine – September 2012

Accepting Anthem HealthKeepers HMO Effective Sept. 1, 2012

We are pleased to let you know that effective September 1, 2012, The Group For Women will once again be participating with Anthem’s HealthKeepers HMO plans.  Please call to schedule your appointment 757-466-5751.

Gold Award Best of the Best

FIRST, THERE WAS BEST OF. In March, residents voted for their favorite businesses in each city, and winners were announced in May. Then residents voted again as those winners competed in a region-wide contest of the most popular categories. Now, here is your Best Of The Best – Hampton Roads: Gold Award – OB/GYN – The… Read more »