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Preventative health and screenings, reproductive health, and more. Our Health and Wellness posts provide helpful content to help you navigate all facets of preventative care, from reproductive health, exams and screenings, sleep, safety, and healthcare technology.

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How to Prepare for Your First Pap Smear

For most women, turning 21 has an odd caveat to go with the milestone: their first pap smear. A pap smear (also known as a pap test) is a vaginal exam that screens for cervical cancer.

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Bike Safety Tips to Ride Happier and Healthier

Spring is (finally) here, and with it all the fun outdoor activities we’ve been waiting for. Especially biking. But before you jump on Big Red (let’s be honest, everyone has a name for their bike) to get some fresh air and exercise, be prepared.

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Break the Insomnia Cycle, Without Pills

Nearly 38 million Americans take the sleep prescription for their insomnia. A significant fraction suffers strange side effects.

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When should you go to immediate care? Or the ER? Or your doctor?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had any health problems—or if, when you did have them, they always happened during the work week at around 9:30 in the morning?

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Menopause? There Is Hope!

Tips and tricks for dealing with the hot flashes, sweating, and sleepless nights of menopause.

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Birth Control Pills: Online, Easy, and Affordable

Birth control pills are popular among women who want to avoid pregnancy…

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Ovarian Cysts: They’re More Common Than You Think

Ovarian cysts are common, and if you’re a woman, there’s a good…

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Women Face Greater Risk of Stroke, but There’s Good News, Too

Most strokes are preventable. A whopping four out of five could have been avoided with the right information and a bit of effort. Read on to learn why stroke is so dangerous and what you can do to avoid one. 

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The Disease That Kills More Women Than Any Other Still Is Considered a Men’s Disease (Spoiler: It’s Heart Disease)

Recognizing the danger and especially the symptoms can help women avoid heart…

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Think you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome? A lot of people do.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions…

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Elusive Autoimmune Conditions: It’s NOT Just in Your Head

Autoimmune disorders can be tricky to spot, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek a diagnosis.

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10 Reasons to Schedule Your Colonoscopy Now

Regular colonoscopies can help prevent colorectal cancer. That’s one reason to schedule…

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Feel Better at Gateway Hancock Health’s Immediate Care

Gateway Hancock Health is a convenient, one-stop-shop for immediate care and affordable…

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Save That Face!

Want to know how to have an excellent spring sports season? Use proper #facialprotection to avoid injuries! Check out these important types of safety gear for all of your spring athletic endeavors.

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Remembering How to Spring Break

After taking a couple of years off, families are starting to travel…

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Creating a Safe Home for Those With Macular Degeneration

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Five Wellness Apps to Try This Year

Check out our list of great wellness apps to help you get centered, create better habits, and hit your fitness goals.

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Meet Gateway Patient Services Health Advocate Coordinator Kylie Austin

Your doctor orders a CT scan or an MRI or a blood…

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Blood Tests: A Bloody Good Idea!

We’re out for blood. Want to know why? Blood tests can tell…

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