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

Vaginal Yeast Infections

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A vaginal yeast infection or “Candidiasis” is an infection of the vagina caused by a group of yeast.  It results from changes in the environment of the vagina that lead to an overgrowth of bacteria.  The most common causes include Antibiotic and Steroid use. However, yeast infections can also be caused by other factors such … Read More

Endometrial Ablations

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If you are in your late thirties or in your forties but have not yet entered Menopause and are experiencing heavy menstrual cycles or irregular uterine bleeding, you may be a good candidate for an Endometrial Ablation.  An Endometrial Ablation is a Gynecologic procedure used to treat heavy or irregular uterine bleeding by destroying the … Read More

Decreasing Your Risk For Developing Osteoporosis

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If you have blonde hair, blue eyes and a slight build, you may be genetically at a higher risk for developing Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis literally stands for “porous bones.”  Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis is caused by reduced Estrogen levels due to Menopause.  The reduced Estrogen levels lead to an increased rate of bone resorption.  When the rate … Read More

Endometriosis and Female Infertility

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Endometriosis is currently the leading cause of female infertility.  The symptoms may include heavy menstrual bleeding, increased menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, pain during intercourse and more. If you have any or some of the symptoms above and think that you may have Endometriosis, it is important to let your physician know so that he or … Read More

Women and Obesity

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According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006 and 2007-2008, approximately 64.1% of adult women in the United States are overweight or obese as defined by a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25.  Over one third (35.5%) of adult women (over 20) in the United States … Read More

Teen Mothers and Risk of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

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A recent study published in the journal Menopause found that women who had their first babies during adolescent have significantly higher rates of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis than older first-time mothers.  Researchers used data from a 2008 national health survey to analyze the rates of Osteoporosis in 719 Korean women.  Among the 719 women analyzed, 93 had … Read More