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In medical school, many physicians aren’t formally trained to ask women about their sex drive. (I know I wasn’t.) Many women wonder why it occurs. And more importantly, what can they do about it?
Looking back on my daughter’s first year of life, I realize that so much of parenthood is trial and error. There are as many unique parenting styles as there are types of kids, and nothing about parenting is cut and dry.
No matter if you’re a crunchy mama, modern mama, by the book mama, stay at home mama or working mama, here are five things every new mom should know.
Women may not know where to turn after a mastectomy, breast reconstruction or custom prosthesis, especially when it comes to finding clothes that will make them feel good. The Healthy Reflections Boutique is one great resource for women seeking a little style after a less-than-glamorous procedure.
We use real, local people in our photos and videos.
A recent photo shoot at a house in Central Tacoma features Antonette Paulette, who is due to give birth Sept. 3 at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
Tami Kapule says early breast cancer detection saved her life.
Now, she’s working hard to make sure other women have the same chance of survival she did.
Looking at 9-year-old Madison today, you’d never guess she spent the first days of her life in MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
She loves gymnastics, hockey, soccer and the hospital that took such good care of her and her mom, Tiffany Lindsay.
What was MultiCare urogynecologist Dr. Danielle Price’s first thought when she saw the new Internet video circulating that highlights women who pee during extreme CrossFit workouts?
“I see all of those people doing heavy lifting and think of their poor pelvic floors!” exclaims Price.
Bellybutton breakthrough: At MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Dr. John Lenihan is among the first surgeons to perform robotic single-site gynecological procedure in the United States.
With three young children waiting at home, Janelle Winstead didn’t have time for a long recovery after surgery. So when her gallbladder needed to be removed, the Tacoma mother was thankful she had the option to choose daVinci robotic surgery just down the street at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.
Robotic surgery with the daVinci Surgery System means that people with abdominal pain who need their gallbladder removed can opt for surgery with fewer incisions, minimal scarring and faster recovery, according to doctors. Here are some answers to common questions, as well as some photos from inside the operating room.
August 2010 was a life-changing month for Angie Hart. On August 7, Hart’s brother-in-law Chadd was killed in Kentucky. On August 8, the expectant mother was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome and rushed by ambulance to MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. On August 9, Bailey Rainn Miller was born by emergency cesarean section – nine weeks early and weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park is perhaps the last thing you expect to see during a trip to the doctor’s office: a fully functioning medical day spa.
As a gal who’s never been able to resist a good trip to the spa, I knew I had to check it out.
Sunday's episode of "Downton Abbey," a PBS drama set in 1920s England, raised many questions about the dangers of eclampsia and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. For answers, we turned to MultiCare OB/GYN physicians and the MultiCare Health Library. (If you're pregnant, find an OB/GYN physician or other health provider here.)
Drop-in clinics are offering free immunizations this week for all children from birth through age 18 in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup.
Whether you are age 20 or age 40 or older, knowing the latest recommendations from the American Cancer Society can help you wade through all the conflicting information in the news and help you stay on track with your breast cancer screenings.