Karen H. Reed, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
- obstetrics & gynecology
- obstetrics & gynecology
Location and Office HoursPartners In Women's Health
2355 Poplar Level Rd Ste 304
Louisville, KY 40217
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
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- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- First Health
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- Sagamore Health Network
- United Healthcare
- Baptist Hospital East
- Norton Suburban Hospital
What questions should I ask my doctor before having a hysterectomy?
One important question to ask a doctor before a hysterectomy is if they are board certified, says Lynn Kowalski, MD, gynecologic oncologist at MountainView Hospital. In this video, she explains the importance of knowing your doctor's experience.
Where can I get fitted for a bra?
Joy Larison , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Surprisingly, most women aren't wearing the correct bra size. I believe I recently heard only one in ten women is wearing her correct size. If you are constantly readjusting the straps, or pulling at it, you need to see a professional. Many department stores have specialists in the lingerie sections that have gone through training in this area. I have had it done at JC Penneys and at Dillard's stores. Hope this helps!
Are women healthier than men?
Harry Fisch, MD, Urology, answeredI know a lot of guys may not want to hear this, but men, in general, are less healthy than women by practically any measure. Life expectancy for men is currently about 75 years. For women: 80 years. About twice as many men as women die each year from heart attacks. And the rates of other major diseases such as stroke, diabetes and chronic lung disease are all higher for men.
Unfortunately, men themselves are part of the reason for this state of affairs. Not only do many men not take care of themselves the way they should, they don't have the same attitudes about disease prevention that women tend to have. Consider this: Compared to women, men make half as many visits to their doctors for preventive care.
These differences become more acute as men pass the 50-year mark.
How come? First of all, many men are in denial about their prospects for becoming ill. For many men, getting sick or having a disease is viewed as a sign of weakness or failure. If you think like this, you don't have much motivation to go to a doctor for an annual checkup, or to have some seemingly minor bump, rash or pain properly evaluated. Easier to just suck it up and drive on, so to speak. But, with this attitude, health problems, such as cancer or heart disease can get steadily worse. By the time a man finally seeks help, the problem is much more difficult to treat.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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