Dr. Kevin Windom, MD

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  • OB/GYN Associates Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

    The draft mammography guidelines i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

    "Since breast density is associated with breast cancer risk, a better understand...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

    Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are "ER-positive" -- whic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds new mothers that breast-feeding provides many health bene...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Kegel exercises can help about 65% of women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A Kegel exercise is when a woman contracts her pelvic floor to stop her urine stream. Once someone is able to identify the correct vaginal muscles then she should practice these exercises 50-60 times a...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.

    These prescription painkillers, also called opioids, includ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- rose more than 40 percent...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday.

    Among teens aged 15 to 19, the use of long-act...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds.

    Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds.

    "Our findings show placental arsenic concentrations reflect both maternal and fetal biomarker concent...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although many women with breast cancer are concerned about their genetic risk for other cancers -- as well as their relatives' risk for breast cancer -- almost half of these patients don't get information about genetic testing, a new study finds.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests.

    "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved outcomes in breast cancer patients,...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Yes, I believe that if you have more than 4 vaginal yeast infections in a year, it is important to speak with your doctor about this because there could be an underlying medical problem that could be causing these infections.  Also, patients who have recurrent vaginal infections could be misdiagnosing themselve...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk.

    "Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk or infant formula, and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports.

    The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million breast cancer patients h...Full Article