May is National Women’s Health Month. However, Southcoast Health recognizes the importance of raising awareness for health-related issues and topics important to women of all ages. It’s a great reminder for all women (and those who love them!) to make their health and well-being a top priority.
From screenings to wellness checks to implementing healthy changes to help you feel your best, Southcoast Health is here for you with the care, support and resources you need to be your healthiest self.
The Importance of Women’s Health
At Southcoast Health, we are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of women by supporting your health at every stage of life.
Women’s Health Screenings
Annual screenings are a key defense in the fight against cancer. Early detection means earlier treatment and improved outcomes.
- Prevention Guidelines for Women 40–49
- Prevention Guidelines for Women 50–64
- Prevention Guidelines for Women 65+
Breast Health and Mammograms
Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer – regular mammograms are your best friend in this fight. Our 3D mammograms improve the clarity and the depth of the imaging, giving you the clearest picture of your breast health and breast cancer risk.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
For compassionate and comprehensive women’s healthcare in Southeastern Massachusetts, you can count on Southcoast Health Obstetrics & Gynecology. Our experienced team of OB/GYNs works with women of all ages, whether you are visiting us for your first gynecologist appointment or are seeking pregnancy care. Our gynecologists offer many obstetrics and gynecology services and will help you stay informed and confident about your health.
We offer women who are going through menopause full support and care through our women’s health services, putting your health as a top priority.
Plan for a Healthy Start at Southcoast Health
Planning for children is a special time for families. Each of the nearly 3,500 annual births at Southcoast Health is as special as the new family that results.
With our wide array of locations and services, we are able meet just about any birth preference that a family might have.
Our maternity services in Fall River and New Bedford, MA offer a family-centered approach that provides the right combination of compassionate care and the latest technology. All of our hospitals offer extensive parenting and pregnancy-related classes and support groups.
Your Heart Health – Women’s Health
At Southcoast Health, we understand that with a strong heart you can get more out of life. That is why we help your heart be as healthy as it can be. Our Cardiovascular team includes cardiologists and other heart specialists in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have years of experience in the treatment of cardiovascluar disease and heart failure.
Caring for the heart requires an insightful mind, and our board certified cardiologists, structural heart specialists and cardiovascular surgeons are the best and the brightest. With exceptional training, our doctors deliver the compassionate, personal care that our heart patients deserve.
For your learning:
Heart disease has emerged as a serious risk for women, too. Read more about it here.
Staying Healthy and Active
Maintaining a healthy weight decreases the risk of chronic health conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
The Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs and a comprehensive team of specialists to guide and support you every step of the way with a plan customized for you and your goals.
Staying active is an important step towards living a healthy lifestyle. If arthritis, knee or joint pain is preventing you from living an active life, we have the surgical and non-surgical options to help.
Women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than men because the hormone changes that happen at the menopause directly affect bone density. Learn more.
Essential Care Tailored for You
A trusted partnership and regular visits with your Primary Care Provider is a proactive step for better management of your health. Visit Find a Doc to meet our hundreds of Primary Care Physicians, Specialists and Advanced Practice Professionals and to find the right provider for you.
When non-emergency illness or injuries strike, Southcoast Health Urgent Care provides quick and convenient medical care that you and your family need to feel better fast.
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