• NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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    Steady Does It

    STEADY DOES IT Roller coasters make for amusement park fun, but when it comes to the scale, extreme ups and downs are neither fun nor healthy.   Medical experts state that reducing weight then cycling back up, like a yo-yo, is more harmful to your body than staying at the same weight, even if that weight

    • OCTOBER 29, 2015
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    Let’s Add Chicken Soup Back to Medicine

    Our very own Dr. Teresa Knight was featured on athena health’s cloud view blog. Check out her message here. Dr. Knight is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Born and raised in Northern California, Dr. Knight completed her undergraduate education at U.C. Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor’s

    • OCTOBER 20, 2015
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    Life on Default

      Life on Default “We either live by intention or exist by default.” ~ Kristin Armstrong, professional road bike racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist We all have a ‘default mode’ — a way of being on auto-pilot that kicks-in when we aren’t consciously paying attention. Considering the hectic pace of our lives, family and

    • SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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    What is a doula?

    The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”.  It is now used to refer to a woman, experienced in childbirth, who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and childbirth.   A labor and birth doula comes alongside a woman as she prepares to

    • SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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    WHS Health Coaching Blog

    The providers of Women’s Health Specialists are passionately focused on caring for the total woman. That’s a key motivation in expanding our practice to offer wellness center services. Our expansion news is something we’re very excited about: We’ve added three health coaches to our practice.  Please help us welcome Coaches Alison Allman, Gayle Rose, and

    • JUNE 25, 2015
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    WHS adds Doula Services- Welcome Tonya Gaither

    Tonya is a certified labor and birth doula and is also a postpartum doula and a lactation counselor. Along with courses in continuing education, she relies on experience as a mother of 5 in her care of mothers. Tonya’s personal history includes birthing with an epidural, naturally, and 60 months of breastfeeding spaced over the