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

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnoses and Treatment

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a medical condition where one or more of the pelvic organs drops (prolapses) from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina.  This problem affects many women, particular women who are older. It happens when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs … Read More

Calcium Supplements and Women’s Health

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There has been much debate in the medical community over calcium supplements as they relate to women’s health.  Many medical professionals believe that most women do not get an adequate daily intake of calcium from their diets and thus should take a daily calcium supplements.  Others feel that calcium supplements are not needed and may … Read More

October Means Halloween/Breast Cancer Awareness

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Fall is in the air.  You can feel a slight chill when walking the kids to the bus stop in the morning.  The leaves are falling from the trees and are even starting to change colors.  Everywhere you look, you see pumpkins, goblins and ghouls.  It must be October.  October brings football, lots of leaves … Read More

Hydrothermal Ablation: The Perfect Holiday Gift…For Yourself

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If heavy and/or irregular menstrual bleeding is getting in the way of your life during this busy holiday season, maybe it is time give yourself the perfect holiday gift: Hydrothermal Ablation.  Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that can be used to treat irregular and excessive menstrual bleeding due to benign causes … Read More

Is Your Body Image Genetic?

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How do you react to the expression, “you can never be too rich or too thin?”  For some women, this could not be truer.  For others, it is ridiculous.  A recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that your reaction to this statement may be partly genetic. It is undeniable that a … Read More

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of this important month, following are some important facts and figures from the American Cancer Society regarding breast cancer in the United States: •  Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. •  It is estimated that about … Read More

HPV: What is it?

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You have probably heard of HPV before but do you really know what it is?  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus: the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  There are over forty different types of HPV that can affect the genitals of males and females.  They can also affect the mouth and throat. HPV is most … Read More