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A Women’s Health Blog from Summa Health System

In 2010, Dr. Vivian von Gruenigen, department chair of obstetrics and gynecology and system medical director for women’s health at Summa Health System, posted her first blog to

SummaFlourish™ was created to not only provide readers with valuable health and wellness information from the experts at Summa, but to also create a forum for readers to share stories and learn from each others’ experiences.

The blog has covered a range of topics of importance to women including pregnancy, sexual health, menopause, cancer prevention and screenings, and parenting with the goal was to engage women in health education and conversation.

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Flourish – Women’s Resource App

Helping women and their babies stay healthy

A generous contribution from Summa Foundation Circle of Women’s Health Philanthropists has made possible a new mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices, at no charge.

It offers interactive health dialogues about topics that affect the well-being of women and their families, beginning with pregnancy and childbirth sections. Sections on fitness, nutrition, menopause, breast health, cancer, gynecology, mental health and sexual health also are in development.

The Flourish – Women’s Resource App will have something for every woman during every stage of her life.

"The Flourishing Woman" eBook

Topics of interest for every woman

Containing a full assortment of topical news and research on healthcare for women, the eBook is available for Apple iPad for $4.99 through the iBooks Store. The proceeds benefit women’s programs for the Summa Health System.  

“The Flourishing Woman” eBook has a forward (including a video) with educational and fun chapters such as “A Women’s Body is her Temple” and “Our Lovely Lady Lumps”, as well as sensitive and serious chapters like “A “C” of Confusion – Cancer” and “Does Anyone Else Feel Like This?”

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