What Do My Pregnancy Cravings Mean?

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Most of us have heard stories about pregnant women craving strange combinations of foods like pickles and ice cream, however, most of us chalk these cravings up to an old wive’s tale.  However, if you have ever been pregnant, you may have experienced some type of craving yourself.  The reality is that approximately 1/2 of … Read More

Common Health Insurance Terms

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It is open enrollment now for many group health insurance plans and many of us are busy weighing our options and trying to determine the best health insurance coverage to meet our needs.  However, in order to understand the different choices, it is necessary to be familiar with certain health insurance terms including the following: … Read More

Is It a Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  The symptoms include extreme itchiness around and in the vagina, pain during urination, pain during sex and more.  This condition is very common and 75% of women will experience a vaginal … Read More

Episiotomy: What Is It?

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If you are expecting a child, you may getting curious and even a little bit nervous about the delivery process. There is no need to be nervous!  Your Obstetrician and/or Midwife will be there with you every step of the way.  However, being informed about the different child-birth scenarios, including an Episiotomy, can be helpful … Read More

Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain

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If you are a menopausal or post-menopausal woman and have experienced weight gain since you hit menopause, you are not alone!  Everyday, women who are in Menopause or who have already gone through Menopause visit their Gynecologists complaining about weight gain.  The cause of Menopause related weight gain is not clearly known at this time. … Read More

Miscarriage: Causes and Symptoms

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Miscarriage is a term that is used to describe a pregnancy that ends on its own, within the first twenty weeks of gestation.  It is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Sadly, miscarriage is a reality for many women.  Studies show that anywhere from 10% … Read More

I Had An Abnormal PAP Test: What is Next?

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If you have had an abnormal PAP test, you are not alone.  Many women have abnormal results on one or more PAP tests during their lifetime.  So, what is the next step?  The first step is not to panic.  One abnormal result on a PAP does not mean that you have cervical cancer.  A PAP … Read More

Pre-Conceptual Genetic Testing

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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has recently recommended that all couples of reproductive age who are attempting to conceive be offered pre-conceptual genetic testing.  The purpose of this testing is to identify those couples who are carriers of a variety of conditions that could affect their children. Carriers of genetic diseases do not … Read More

Female Urinary Incontinence

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It is a familiar story for many women who have delivered children.  You are in an exercise class or jogging and instead of concentrating on the exercise, you are busy worrying about whether or not you will have an accident.  Or maybe you are volunteering at your child’s school and have to sneeze.  Do you … Read More

Breastfeeding and Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

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We know that breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits both to newborn babies and their mothers.  After all breast milk contains the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins and fats to help your baby grow and is easier to digest than formula.  It can also help to boost your baby’s immune system and help him … Read More