The Top Five Reasons to Consider An IUD

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If you are currently looking for a method of contraception and have not considered an IUD (Intrauterine Device), you may want reconsider this highly effective form of birth control.  Here are five reasons why: 1.  Effectiveness – IUDs have been proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy as compared to birth control pills which … Read More

Treatments For Heavy Menstrual Periods

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I was on a girls’ weekend recently and we were all complaining about the hassle of heaving menstrual bleeding. All of us are in our forties and have not yet entered Menopause.  Interestingly enough, five out of the eight of us reported that our menstrual periods are now much heavier than they were when we … Read More

Women and Thyroid Problems

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Your thyroid is a small gland that is shaped like a butterfly and is located in your neck, right below your voice box.  It is responsible for regulating your body’s natural metabolic process.  Many women experience thyroid problems including overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). In fact, a woman faces as high as a … Read More

Uterine Fibroids: Causes and Treatments

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A uterine fibroid is a muscular tumor that grows in the wall of the uterus (womb).  This type of tumor is almost always benign.  The medical term for a fibroid tumor is a “leiomyoma” or “myoma.”  A woman may have a single fibroid or multiple fibroids at an given time and they can widely range … Read More

The Importance of Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Care

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A Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that allows your doctor to look directly at your your female reproductive organs.  It can be used to diagnose problems that may not be detected during a physical examination or on X-rays or other tests. In some cases, Laparoscopy can even be used to treat gynecologic problems. … Read More

Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

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Many women experience pelvic pain before or during their monthly menstrual cycles.  Most of us just brush this pain off as an expected symptom of menstruation.  However, other common causes of pelvic pain include Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Fibroids.  In some cases, pelvic pain may be a sign of a more serious medical … Read More

Birth Control Without the Pills

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Birth control pills are a highly effective form of birth control and have been used successfully by women throughout the world since the 1960s.  However, they are only effective if they are taken regularly.  For some women, this can be a problem.  For women who travel frequently into different time zones or who are just … Read More

Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal

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A fibroid is a benign tumor that grows from the muscle layers of the uterus.  This common condition affects many women around the world.  In fact, about 20% to 80% of women develop fibroids by the time they reach the age of 50.  Some women with uterine fibroids experience symptoms such as heavy menstrual periods, … Read More

Weight Loss and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman and have vowed to lose weight in the new year, you are not alone.  Every January, women all over the United States vow to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.  If you have been to your neighborhood gym lately, or to a weight watchers meeting, you may have noticed … Read More

Vegetable Compound Shows Promise in Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Approximately 15% to 20% of women with breast cancer have a form that is often referred to as “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”  This name is used because women with this form of breast cancer do not have any of the three receptors (Estrogen Receptors, Progesterone Receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)) that characterize … Read More