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It's time to make women’s health a priority.

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Annual Check-Ups

A healthier year is right here. Schedule your yearly checkup today.

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Mental Health

It’s always okay to #TalkAboutIt. Find mental health resources at Northside.

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Nutrition and Fitness

Staying active & healthy hasn’t been easy. Northside is here to help.

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Cardiovascular Health

With Northside, women’s heart health never skips a beat.

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It's time to #TalkAboutIt

Life for women has changed drastically over the past year, and you might not be OK right now. You might be spread too thin and struggling to take time for yourself.

Northside is here to support you by starting a conversation around your well-being and the care that can support it. We’re here to give you a safe space to prioritize your health, which so many women haven’t been able to do during the pandemic. Millions are going through similar struggles and we’re here to remind you that you’re not alone. So, let’s talk about it, together.

Listen to Northside Cardiologist Dr. Michele Voeltz

The Frank Ski Show with Nina Brown on KISS 104.1 featured Dr. Michele Voeltz, cardiologist with Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, to discuss the importance of self-care for women.

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Women's Health in the News

Women and Sleep: What You Should Know

Dr. Jill Rossrucker, sleep medicine physician with Medical Associates of North Georgia, discusses how much sleep women should get, what causes insomnia in women and the effects of menopause.

Moms: Even Warriors Need to Rest

The extremes of this past year are mind blowing and yet, here we are. How do we begin to process all that we went through — we can’t just put it behind us or sweep it under the carpet?

Perimenopause: The Women's Health Issue No One's Talking About Enough

Perimenopause can be a huge transition for many women — but they're still not prepared enough for it or given adequate support.

Naomi Osaka: 'It's O.K. Not to Be O.K.'

Life is a journey. In the past few weeks, my journey took an unexpected path but one that has taught me so much and helped me grow. I learned a couple of key lessons. Lesson one: you can never please everyone...

Some COVID-19 Survivors Are Asking Why They Made It While Others Did Not

Survivor's guilt is associated with soldiers who come home from war or first responders who survive a traumatic event, but now people who have survived COVID-19 are experiencing it, asking "why me?"

Podcast: Alix Klineman wants to destigmatize women’s health

Alix Klineman will add a new title to her impressive resume this summer: Olympic beach volleyball player. While in Tokyo, Klineman plans to use her Olympic debut as a platform to encourage women to talk about their health...

Northside GYN Oncologist Urges Women to Watch Out for These Cancers

Uterine, ovarian and other gynecologic cancers don’t get the attention they deserve. Yet many gynecologic cancers can be stopped. Here’s what women need to know about these diseases.

US Women Feel Guilty About This, but Men Don't

Sarah Damaske, associate professor of sociology and labor and employment relations at Penn State, discusses the guilt gap and why unemployed women are more likely than unemployed men to sacrifice their health before they ask their families to do without.

Stress During the Pandemic Linked to Poor Sleep

Many people likely lost sleep over COVID-19. A study of twins led by Washington State University researchers found that stress, anxiety and depression during the first few weeks of the pandemic were associated with less and lower quality sleep.

COVID Led More Women to Forgo Needed Health Care

Morgan Tebeau has struggled with debilitating back pain all of her adult life. The 38-year-old mother from Harrisonburg, VA, was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease when she was 18 years old. Her pain worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic...

4 Things To Do Now If You Haven't Seen A Doctor The Whole Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to recalibrate our routines in order to protect ourselves and others. That meant staying home most of the time and forgoing otherwise necessary doctors’ appointments, like annual physicals and follow-ups...

Link between depression and heart disease cuts both ways

The day 23-year-old Jordan Chaffiotte was discharged from the hospital following her successful open-heart surgery should have been a happy one. A cause for celebration. Instead, she found herself sobbing in the living room with her parents...

Cancer Trends: How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Cancer Screening?

Last March, when the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, many medical facilities shuttered themselves to everyone but those suffering from the virus or in need of necessary medical care...

NBC News: More screen time, more takeout, less 'mom guilt': How the pandemic changed parenting.

More than a year into the pandemic, the way we parent has changed, with mothers, in particular, saying they are allowing their kids — and themselves — a break from the busy schedules they once embraced.

Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To Cope

For nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in alcohol consumption, binge-drinking and alcohol use disorder.

How to Embrace Solitude, According to a Long-Distance Sailing Expert

Being alone can mean peace and satisfaction. Solitude can be a choice. If you find yourself resisting solitude, there are ways to learn to embrace it and reap the benefits of quality time alone.

Pandemic Takes a Toll on Women's Mental Health

The pandemic has caused loss, stress, and unemployment for people all over the world. However, women—mothers in particular—are experiencing the effects to a higher degree.

#HealthyAtHome - Looking After Our Mental Health

As countries introduce measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us are making huge changes to our daily routines.

Breast Cancer's Spread Is More Likely in Black Women, Study Finds

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, Black women face a greater risk of having the disease spread to distant sites in the body — a disparity that is not readily explained, researchers say.

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients

Experts are learning more every day about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is following the situation closely. This page features COVID-19 FAQs for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

Self-care Tips

  1. Acknowledge that you are overwhelmed.
  2. Give yourself some grace.
  3. Have realistic expectations.
  4. If possible, spend some time on a porch, in the back yard, a balcony, or wherever you can safely expose yourself to sunshine.
  5. Seek reassurance from the people in your life that are supportive. It is OK to set limits and avoid those people who are not.
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Our Partners

 

As Georgia's leader in women's health services, Northside Hospital enjoys partnerships with many of the state's top voices on women's issues. Some are directly involved in providing care, while others are strong advocates for family relations, economic opportunities, and social justice. In our effort to encourage women to #TalkAboutIt, these organizations are listening to the conversations being led by Georgia's women - and Northside is proud to support the resources they are providing as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

Take some time to learn more about them here.

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For nearly 100 years, The American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Their mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

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As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls. They strive to ensure that all women and girls in metro Atlanta live safe, economically self-sufficient, successful lives.

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The mission of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOCA) is to increase awareness and educate women, their families, as well as the healthcare community about risks, symptoms, and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection.

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Good Samaritan Health Center (Atlanta)

Good Samaritan Health Center is working to remove the barriers preventing low-income families from obtaining access to quality healthcare in the Atlanta area. Good Samaritan Health Center's services include medical, dental, behavioral, nutrition/health education, and wellness.

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia exists to improve maternal and infant health through advocacy, education and access to vital resources. Since 1974, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia has been the strongest statewide voice for improved access to healthcare and health outcomes for Georgia’s mothers and babies.

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March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every mom and baby can have the best possible start.

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Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)

The mission of Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. PADV is the largest non-profit domestic violence organization in Georgia providing professional, compassionate, and empowering support to battered women and their children in Metro Atlanta.

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Rainbow Village

Rainbow Village strives to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness by providing hope, housing and healing in order to instill initiative, self-development and accountability that will foster meaningful growth in the lives of each person that encounters their organization.

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Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta is the largest breast cancer-specific organization in the Southeast. They are the only organization with a 360-degree approach to fighting breast cancer on all fronts. They fund life-changing research, advocate for compassionate public policy and patient rights, empower people with fact-based information, ensure access to care, and provide the treatment assistance and emotional support patients need.

Additional Resources

Women's Health at the CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Women's health resources Learn More
Georgia Department of Health
Women's Health Resources from the Georgia Department of Health Learn More
Office on Women's Health
Women's Health Resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Learn More