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Obese Couples May Take Longer to Get Pregnant

The various health challenges posed by obesity — Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer — are well-known thanks to numerous research studies. But now comes another health issue for obese couples, getting pregnant. That is the finding of a recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In the study, whose […]


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What’s the Number One Health Risk for Women?

Many women think heart disease is the realm of men. We’ve all heard stories of this woman’s husband who went in to take a shower and died instantly from a massive heart attack. Simply change the setting, and almost everyone could relate a story of her own. But heart disease is also a women’s problem. […]


Putting an End to Heavy Periods

Putting an End to Heavy Periods

If you suffer from heavy periods, you’re not alone — one in five women experience heavy menstrual bleeding according to a survey conducted by the National Women’s Health Resource Center. But with heavy periods you can feel alone, as you avoid sex, social or athletic events, even work. And your periods take an emotional toll. At […]


Minimally Invasive Tubal Sterilization

Minimally Invasive Tubal Sterilization

At McDonald Murrmann, we love minimally invasive surgery when appropriate: it reduces scarring, trauma, blood loss, and the need for pain medication. Recovery is far faster and easier, usually just a couple weeks. In most cases, we can perform tubal sterilization surgery using minimally invasive methods. What is the goal of sterilization? It may seem […]


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The Stress of Urinary Incontinence

While it’s not something that comes up much in discussions, plenty of women have had an issue controlling their bladder at one point or another. In a large study conducted in 2005 involving 23 million women, 38% said they’d suffered at least one episode of urinary incontinence in the last year. At McDonald Murrmann we […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]