2010 Healthcare Reform Law and Women’s Health

, , ,

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

, ,

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

Non-Surgical Permanent Contraception

, ,

Are you looking for a permanent means of contraception but do not want to have surgery?  In the past, permanent contraception required surgery; either a tubal ligation for a woman, or a vasectomy for a man.  Today, there are great, non-surgical options for permanent birth control including Essure® permanent contraception/sterilization.  Essure® is a patented, permanent … Read More

Endometrial Ablations

, ,

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

, ,

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

, ,

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

, ,

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

Placenta Donation

, ,

If you are pregnant, you may be asked whether or not you are interested in donating the placenta after your child is born.  Your decision could be very important in helping patients to recover from surgery or burns. The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta which lines the amniotic cavity.  The membrane … Read More

Teen Mothers and Risk of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

, ,

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

Lack of Libido

, ,

For many married women, lack of libido is a reality.  Low libido can be caused by many different reasons including a hormone imbalance, stress, fatigue, menopause, medication and lack of proper nutrition.  The truth is, your overall health has a dramatic affect on your sex drive.  If you are not eating properly and getting enough … Read More