Highland Hospital

WIN 2017

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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16 PELVIC PAIN By Maria Varonis Get rid of Spirit of Women hospitals offer local O /GYN resources. To locate your nearest Spirit of Women affiliated hospital, go to pages 12-13. Gynecologic Health for good Y ou may associate pelvic pain primarily with menstrual cramps, but pelvic discomfort can originate from other places too—and it can have wide-ranging effects on your overall health and wellness. Located at the base of the spine, the flat, wing-like pelvic bone is part of an entire system—the pelvis—that encases female reproductive organs, hip bones and bowels. "A woman's pelvis is part of her core, and having a strong core is the backbone to good health," says Dr. Constantine Scordalakes, an OB/GYN specializing in female pelvic floor disorders at The Women's Hospital in Newburgh, Ind. Be proactive. Listen to your body and have awareness. " " ~ Dr. Mary Ellen Wachter, Baptist Medical Center

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