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News & Articles From Randolph OB/GYN

Infographics Show Benefits of Exercise and Prenatal Care In Pregnancy

Check out these handy infographics, and print them for your own use:
Benefits of exercise during pregnancy – you’ll feel better and be more fit for childbirth and beyond
Pre-pregnancy and prenatal care – things you can do before and during pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby and your own well-being.
Immunization and Pregnancy - find out which vaccines are safe to take during pregnancy, and the best times to have immunization shots.
10 steps to successful breastfeeding - Guidelines from the World Health Organization

Randolph OB/GYN Earns Ultrasound Accreditation

Randolph OB/GYN has been recognized as an Accredited Ultrasound Practice by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
In announcing the accreditation, AIUM said Randolph OB/GYN “achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment and maintenance; documentation; storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.” Click here for PDF of certificate.
“Randolph OB/GYN has for many years focused on high-quality ultrasound practice,” said practice manager Nicole Herring. “We are pleased that this latest recognition is a demonstration of our commitment to excellence.”

Pregnancy Myths, with Dr. Colleen Cardella

Pregnancy is an exciting time, and you get lots of advice from family, friends, the media and elsewhere. Unfortunately some of that advice isn’t true. Here are a few pregnancy myths we would like to dispel. Read more

Preventing Cervical Cancer, with Dr. Kim Hopkins

Cervical cancer is caused by abnormal cells that develop on the cervix, typically caused by HPV, human papillomavirus. Symptoms usually do not appear until it is very late in development, which is why its good for women to get their Pap smears regularly so it can be detected very early. Read more

Dr. Cardella and Dr. Onwuchuruba Join Randolph OBGYN

Originally from New Jersey (the Jersey Shore), Dr. Cardella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lafayette College, Easton PA in 2006, with honors in biology for research in molecular biology, examining antibiotic resistance. She graduated medical school from Wake Forest University in 2010 with an OBGYN student merit award. Her residency at Carolinas Medical Center included research in the Gyn Oncology division focusing on catheter use in periteonal chemotherapy for ovarian malignancy. Learn more about Dr. Cardella here.

Originally from Edmond, OK, Dr. Onwuchuruba graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma, attended the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and conducted her residency at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She received the A.W. Diddle Award for Outstanding Resident Research and the AAGL Award for advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She also worked as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the last two years of residency. She recently completed a research project presented at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine in February 2014, which is being published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Learn more about Dr. Onwuchuruba here.

Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Health

By Dr. Phillip Harston, Randolph OB/GYN - Cardiovascular disease kills more US women than all forms of cancer combined. Here are some key facts:
• 4% of women die of breast cancer, 40% of cardiovascular disease.
• 75% of bad cholesterol originates in the liver and other cells. Be sure to have your doctor measure the cholesterol levels in your blood.
• Important numbers: LDL - bad cholesterol HDL - good cholesterol
• Estrogen raises HDL and is partially responsible for pre-menopausal women having lower potential for heart disease. After menopause, that protection decreases. Click here to read more about Women's Heart Health.

Sexual Dysfunction - How To Deal With This Very Common Problem

By Dr. Karen Horne, MD, Randolph OB/GYN - Sexual dysfunction is an extremely common problem that many women deal with, but are too embarrassed or afraid to seek help. Almost 50% of women have sexual concerns, and up to 70% of couples report difficulties with their sex life at some point during the relationship. Problems can stem from lack of desire, trouble becoming aroused and maintaining arousal, inability to achieve orgasm, and pain or discomfort during intercourse. Also, as the female body matures and transitions into menopause, new issues with sex can arise that may seem overwhelming and frustrating. Click here to learn more about sexual dysfunction and solutions.

Dr. Karen Horne Now Offers Robotic Hysterectomies

Dr. Karen Horne of Randolph Obstetrics & Gynecology (Randolph OB/GYN) has become one of the first OB/GYNs in Charlotte to become proficient in robotic surgery for laparoscopic hysterectomies. Robotic surgery utilizes the da Vinci Si™ surgical system that has revolutionized surgery for many specialties. For gynecology procedures, the da Vinci Si™ surgical system can be utilized to perform laparoscopic hysterectomies. Click here to learn more about our da Vinci surgery and see a video about minimaly invasive surgery.

Gardasil: The HPV Vaccine That Reduces Cervical Cancer Risk

By Dr. Karen J. Horne, MD, Randolph OB/GYN - As a practicing OB/GYN physician, I receive many questions everyday regarding Human Papillomavirus (HPV), abnormal Paps, and Gardasil, the vaccine against HPV.  Most patients are interested in ways to reduce their risk of cervical cancer, but a basic understanding of the mechanism by which HPV leads to cancer is the first step to prevention. Also, proactively receiving Gardasil is crucial in further reducing risk. Click here to read Dr. Horne's complete article on Gardasil and see a video interview by Fox News.

Randolph OB/GYN Opens New Cornelius Office

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Randolph OB/GYN has moved its Cornelius office to a more visible and convenient location at 17810 Statesville Road, Suite 321 in Cornelius, in an office park that includes the popular 131 MAIN restaurant. Dr. Cathryn Crosland will be the primary physician at this location on a daily basis, with other physicians serving patients there one or more days a week. To make an appointment at the Cornelius office, call 704-895-7224.

How Our Obstetric Practice Works at Randolph OB/GYN

By Dr. Janice Naumann, MD, Randolph OB/GYN In many practices, once a patient becomes pregnant, she immediately goes into a "rotation" in which she sees a different doctor, or other practitioner (nurse practitioner or nurse midwife) at each office visit. She no longer has a main physician who follows her. At Randolph, we continue to see our own patients, primarily, realizing that our patients will likely spend more time with doctors in our office over eight months than with any single doctor at the hospital. Click here to read more.

Pre-pregnancy And Prenatal Care

By Dr. Cathryn L. Crosland –If you are thinking about getting pregnant, caring for your baby begins even before conception, and of course continues throughout your entire pregnancy. In a recent video on WCNC TV, we discussed a number of precautions and medical steps to take before and during pregnancy for the health of your baby and yourself. Here are some highlights:
• Vitamins – take prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid and other vital nutrients not found in adequate quantities in regular vitamins.
• Talk with your doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, as well as any current medications
• Be sure your immunizations are up to date, and sometimes additional shots are recommended, including TDAP, rubella, hepatitis A & B, and influenza. Click here to read more.

See and download, print or copy our infographic on pre-pregnancy and prenatal care here.

Contact our office at 704-333-4104 or use our online contact form to discuss your health care needs.

Learn about the benefits of caring for yourself and your baby with these handy infographics:
Benefits of Exercise
Prenatal Care;
AIUM Certificate
Certificate from The AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council. Click image to view full size PDF.
Dr. Cardella
Has won awards in molecular biology and as an outstanding OB/GYN student. Her research has focused on catheter use in periteonal chemotherapy for ovarian malignancy. See Dr. Cardella's bio page here.
Dr. Cheyrl Onwuchuruba
Her professional interests include:
vaginal and pelvic reconstructive surgery, uterine fibroids, contraceptive management and robotic surgery. See Dr. Onwuchuruba's bio page here.
Dr. Harston
The belief that "All People are Created Equal" is apparent in the way Dr. Harston relates to his patients. He has been a medical team volunteer on mission trips.
See Dr. Harston's bio page here.
Dr. Horne
She has won numerous honors, including graduating magna cum laude from Clemson University and being named Outstanding Chief Resident at UT Medical Center. See Dr.Horne's bio page here.
new Cornelius office
New Cornelius Office
Dr. Naumann
The primary focus of Dr. Naumann's practice has always put the patient first. She believes that what is going on in her patient's life is just as important as the medical approach. See Dr. Naumann's bio page here.
Dr. Crosland
Serving patients in our Cornelius office, Dr. Crosland was inspired to enter the medical field by her mother, a Med-Tech in Kentucky. See Dr. Crosland's bio page here.
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