Ask Sofia: What is a 3-D Mammogram and Do I Need One?
3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis or tomo, takes images of the breasts from multiple angles, which are then used to recreate a 3-D picture of the breast; this option may increase detection of cancer and decrease the possibility of a false positive. It may also be more useful for women with dense breast tissue. While the 3-D test takes a few seconds longer than 2-D mammography, it uses less radiation and most women do not notice a difference between the two options.
How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that moms work a lot of hours – when you factor in paid work and family duties, the average woman clocks about 98 hours a week or 14 hours a day, according to a recent study from Welch. Busy work, sports, activity and school schedules sometimes leave little time for family time – another recent study indicated that families enjoy just 37 minutes of quality time together during the work and school week.
Ask Sofia: Pap Smear or HPV Test?
You may have heard that you have more options available for cervical cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently offered up three options for this crucial screening. While Pap smears are still recommended for women ages 21 to 29, HPV tests alone may be used for women ages 30 and up, according to […]
Ask Sofia: Should I Do a Cleanse?
From talk shows to gossip magazines to friends trying out the latest fad, detox diets or “cleanses” are everywhere. The typical cleanse can last anywhere from a couple days to several weeks, in theory clearing your body of toxins.
But does that mean you should try one?
How to Plan a Sensational Summer Staycation
Minnesota is pretty magical in the summer. From lakes and rivers to festivals and fairs, there is so much to see, do and experience. Whether you are saving your pennies for a rainy day, need to stay close to home to care for a new baby or aging family member, or simply enjoy summer without so much travel, a “staycation” (or stay-at-home vacation) can be a perfect antidote to a big summer trip. You can stay at – or close to – home while getting out of your everyday routine and enjoying some fresh sights and delights.
Ask Sofia: Do I need vaginal rejuvenation?
We have had a wealth of great discussions with many of you over the past month about vaginal health — what this means and how to achieve it. Ever since Clinic Sofia added the MonaLisa Touch® to our list of services, and with actress Jada Pinkett Smith sharing her story about her own vaginal rejuvenation, many of you may be wondering if this non-surgical treatment is a good option for you.