Women’s Health Through the Years: Screenings Key to Aging Well

Women’s health needs are always changing. From those tumultuous teen years to the night sweats of menopause, the female body is always in transition. As a family medicine physician, I often help women navigate these challenges through education and awareness. The most important advice for women of all ages is to get established with a […]

From surgeon to survivor: Breast specialist offers unique insight into treatment of breast cancer

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Those are odds breast surgeon Rebecca Baskin, M.D., knows all too well. At age 36, the Franklin provider was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer. “I’d never been on the other side, and it’s a scary place to […]

Is it endometriosis? Learn the symptoms, risk factors and treatment of choice

If you’re among the 10 percent of American women diagnosed with endometriosis, you understand all too well the pelvic pain, fatigue and frustration that accompanies the condition. As an OB/GYN who specializes in laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, I often see patients who’ve been suffering for a decade or more. Fortunately, treatment is less invasive and […]

5 Expert Tips to Set Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions up for Success

We’ve all been there. It’s a new year and you’re ready for a new, healthier you! You’ve signed up for a full-year gym membership and have your workout playlist ready to rock. Before long, a month goes by and those well-planned healthy New Year’s resolutions dwindle into an afterthought. It doesn’t have to be that […]

Healthier Holidays: Leaner Meal Substitutions, a Healthy Cookie Recipe and More!

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. One thing that can cause us this stress is food. It seems we start eating and don’t stop until January! If this sounds familiar, Williamson Medical Center dietician Lisa Mathews, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E, has some ideas for you. She and her colleagues have put […]

Study shows death rates from breast cancer are declining, thanks in part to early detection

The American Cancer Society has just released some new figures on breast cancer death rates and the news is very promising. The report finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. According to the report, that translates to 322,600 deaths that have been avoided during […]

WMC sponsors fashion shows for breast cancer patients, survivors in Murfreesboro, Franklin

FRANKLIN, Tenn.–Williamson Medical Center is proud to help make one of the most unique fashion shows in Middle Tennessee possible. The “ABC Heroes in Heels” show allows dozens of local breast cancer survivors to walk the runway. This month, shows will be held in Murfreesboro and Franklin. The events are put together by the “After […]