Woman with abdominal painOvarian cancer kills about 14,000 women in America every year.  You should know the risk factors and warning signs for ovarian cancer because early detection greatly improves the survival rate.

Risk factors for ovarian cancer include being over 40, overweight or obese; having children after age 35 or never having a full-term pregnancy. A family history of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, or colorectal cancer also puts you at a higher risk for ovarian cancer.

pregnant woman taking vitaminsA healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need but if you're pregnant or hoping to conceive, prenatal vitamins can fill any gaps. Taking prenatal vitamins can help you maintain your own health during pregnancy and give your child the best start to life.

line of women varying in ages wearing pink ribbonsNearly a quarter-million women develop breast cancer every year but only about 3% of cases are linked to genetic mutations that were inherited. Genetic testing can uncover this risk but not every woman needs to be tested.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce a certain protein which is capable of suppressing tumors. If these genes are altered or mutated and the protein doesn’t do its work these genetic alterations can result in the growth of cancer.

pregnant woman drinking waterWe all know the importance of drinking water for better health and it’s doubly true when you’re pregnant because getting enough water each day is vital for mother and child.

woman shopping for car seatThink of the millions of miles traveled every day across America by vehicles carrying babies in car safety seats. Now consider this – research has shown that nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly and that puts children at-risk for serious injury or death in a vehicle crash.

Today’s car safety seat is more sophisticated than the one you rode in years ago. The connection between the vehicle and the seat is stronger now but installation and use may be confusing for a first-time parent or a caregiver such as a grandparent.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax