Preparing for A New Addition to Your Family

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The nursery is draped in pink complete with a crib, rocker, stuffed animals, diapers, a diaper pale and a closet full of adorable, tiny clothes.  Your baby’s name has been chosen and has been monogrammed onto blankets, pillows and dresses.  Your hospital bag is packed, ready-to-go and sitting by the door.  You have filled out … Read More

Hot Flashes

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If you wake up in the middle of the night soaked in perspiration and experience an intense flushing sensation starting in your head and neck and then spreading throughout your body, you may be experiencing hot flashes.  Hot flashes or “night sweats” are the most common symptom experienced by women prior to Menopause (perimenopause) and … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

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If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you are not alone.  Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control is a common problem and can be very embarrassing for the patients who suffer from it.  The severity can range from mild (occasionally leaking urine when you sneeze or cough) to severe (not making it to the bathroom … Read More

Uterine Fibroid Removal

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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the uterine wall.  They occur in up to 1/3 of all women and are currently the leading cause of hysterectomies.  Symptoms may include excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. An abdominal myomectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids.  An abdominal myomectomy is performed … Read More

The Evolution of Infertility Treatments

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On July 25, 1978, Louise Brown of England was born.  She was the first human to be conceived outside of a mother’s uterus and was coined the world’s first “test tube baby.”  This was after her mother and father had tried unsuccessfully to have a baby for over nine years.  Their overwhelming desire to start … Read More

2010 Healthcare Reform Law and Women’s Health

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Part of the 2010 healthcare reform law took affect on Wednesday, August 1st and requires that policies provided by private health insurance companies pay for a list of women’s health preventative services.  These services include birth control pills, Pap smears and mammograms.  The new policy also gives women the right to free breast-feeding support, supplies … Read More