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

Heart Disease and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman in the United States, chances are you are very aware of your risk for breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis and other conditions affecting women’s health.  However, how aware are you of your risks for heart disease?  You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of … Read More

Sleep and Female Hormones

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If you are a woman over the age of forty and you are having trouble getting to sleep at night or staying asleep you are not alone.  Many women in their late thirties and early forties experience sleep problems due to declining hormone levels and other hormonal changes that are a natural part of the … 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

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

Treatment for An Erratic Menstrual Cycle

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You are about to go on a much-needed, tropical vacation with your husband.  Time for some much needed rest and recuperation and maybe even a little bit of romance.  With all of the kid’s school work and activities, you feel like you have barely had any time to actually talk to your husband lately.  Now … Read More

Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA): Am I A Candidate?

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Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure used to treat women with excessive or irregular uterine bleeding. It involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus).  No incision is needed.  It … Read More