Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More

Stages of Pregnancy

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A normal pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters.  In the first trimester of your pregnancy (weeks 1-12), hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body.  You can expect to experience all or some of the following symptoms in your first trimester: 1.  tender, swollen breasts 2.  upset … Read More

Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy

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Is starting a family one of your New Year’s resolutions?  If so, there are a few things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy and increase your chances of having a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. First and foremost, if you smoke, you should quit before you become pregnant.  There are a variety of … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … 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

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

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

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