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Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

Toy and Gift Safety

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

 
Toys are fun for people both young and old. They also play an important part in a child's development.  Christmas is the time of year that most children receive an abundance of gifts, primarily toys.
 
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Emergency Rooms treated over 250,000 toy-related injuries in 2010. Most children were less than 15 years of age. Each year, toymakers recall millions of toys worldwide because of safety concerns such as lead paint and small parts which could pose a hazard to children's health. Choking accidents tend to occur in younger children.  Eye injuries can be serious and may lead to permanent blindness.  Age appropriate toys should be given to promote the safe use of each toy.
 
In the excitement of buying for Christmas, shoppers may forget about safety factors related to their toy purchases. Please take a moment to inspect toys carefully before giving them to the ones you love.
 

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.