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

Hydrothermal Ablation: The Perfect Holiday Gift…For Yourself

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If heavy and/or irregular menstrual bleeding is getting in the way of your life during this busy holiday season, maybe it is time give yourself the perfect holiday gift: Hydrothermal Ablation.  Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that can be used to treat irregular and excessive menstrual bleeding due to benign causes … 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

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

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

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