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Perimenopause

Perimenopause

Women sometimes misunderstand perimenopause. Defined as the transition into menopause, it begins several years before menopause, as the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. For most women, perimenopause starts when they are in their 40s, but some women can start in their 30s or even earlier. Perimenopause ends, as you would expect, when you enter […]


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Your Skin Merits Attention, Too

At McDonald Murrmann, we’re all about women’s health. From obstetrics to gynecology, from hormone management to osteoporosis, we’re your resource. But we also are concerned about the overall health of our patients, and one area that is often overlooked is the skin. Although the days of slathering on baby oil and lying out in the […]


Prenatal Vitamins and Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamins and Pregnancy

Women who are newly pregnant sometimes wonder about all the attention paid to “prenatal vitamins.” It’s not empty hype put out by the vitamin companies; prenatal vitamins help cover various nutritional gaps in a mother’s diet, and many of them have the direct impact on preventing some birth defects. Here’s some more information on prenatal […]


Osteoporosis

Some FAQs About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition among women over the age of 50. Osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, when the condition becomes severe enough, even something as innocent as a sneeze. At McDonald […]


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New Year Can Mean New Attention To Your Skin

At McDonald Murrmann you know us as your resource for all things ob-gyn. But we’re also concerned about your overall health, and in line with that is skin cancer. In warm, sunny Tennessee we all spend a good deal of time outdoors. Because of that, we need to be aware of the need to protect […]


Welcome

Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website, we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in women’s health and aesthetic care. We believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to […]



Women’s Health

Some Women’s Health Tips for the New Year

Everyone thinks about things they’d like to change about their lives when the new year rolls around, and 2017, no doubt, is no different. Health is what we’re all about at McDonald Murrmann, so here are a few tips for the new year. Quit dieting Paleo Diet. South Beach Diet. This diet, that diet. Enough […]


birth control

Things You Need to Know About the Pill

Across the globe, there is only one drug that is so well known it is simply called the Pill. Birth control pills are the number one prescribed medication in the world. They have been on the market over 50 years. You may be surprised to know the percentage of American women who use birth control […]


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Understanding Your Colposcopy

Sometimes a Pap test can return abnormal results. While this usually signals changes in the growth of cervical cells, they are still usually benign. But they can be a signal of future problems that can lead to cancer. For that reason, we may ask to perform a colposcopy. What is a colposcopy? A colposcopy gives […]