Category: Women’s Health Blog

Advances and Updates in Infertility Care

Advances and Updates in Infertility Care It is definitely a better time in history for women who have difficulty conceiving and women who chose to delay childbearing.   IVF’s International Success In 1978, a woman named Louise Brown was born.  She is the world’s first baby born via a process now known as IVF.  Today, […]

Disorders of Orgasms—Yes, they exit

Disorders of Orgasms—Yes, they exit       If you’ve ever felt that you don’t quite have “orgasms” as you’ve expected them to be (via the wealth of “education” that’s out there these days), you may be right.   First, some medical vocabulary: Orgasm: a sensation of intense pleasure creating an altered consciousness state accompanied […]

Where did my Sex Drive go?!

Sexual dysfunction is far more common than you probably think.  Just under half of women report some sexual concern and nearly 1 out of every 8 report distressing problems.   Problems can range from lack of desire, impaired arousal, inability to orgasm, pain with sex, or some combination of these. Some of these issues are limited […]

Depression

The 101 on Depression

Depression is common.Depression is treatable.If you think you have depression, make an appointment with your health care provider today. Everyone experiences occasional sadness, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. Depression, interferes with daily life and may last for weeks at a time. Most people, even those with the most severe forms of […]

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US By Kristina Dragovic, DO   Recent studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO) led by French researcher Cecile Pizot found that in the majority of countries studied, there has been a downtrend in the number of deaths caused by breast cancer over the last 30 years; 46% […]

PMDD- An Exciting New Discovery

PMDD- An Exciting New Discovery By Kristina Dragovic, DO As women, many of us are familiar with the myriad of changes in attitude, appetite, patience etc etc… that accompany menstruation. However, for a small subset of us, approximately 1 in 20, there is something more intense than PMS (Pre-menstrual disorder).  A more severe change characterized […]

Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy and Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

Baggish Michael S.. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. December 2016, 32(6): 309-317. doi:10.1089/gyn.2016.0099. Published in Volume: 32 Issue 6: December 1, 2016Online Ahead of Print: November 21, 2016   ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of fractional CO2 laser energy for treating vaginal atrophy and lichen sclerosus. Materials and Methods: […]

Cancer: On a downtrend in the US

By Kristina Dragovic, DO   The wide spreading reach of cancer in today’s society effects us all. To not have been personally impacted on some level, as most of us have dealt with cancer whether through a friend or a family member, is rare. This is why yearly, the American Cancer Society compiles data on […]

When is Bleeding Abnormal

  What is normal when it comes to a period?   It’s estimated that 1.4 million women in the US will experience abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) each year. For women in perimenopause, about  half or 50% of will experience irregular and/or heavy bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding and/or periods that show up unexpectedly can wreak havoc […]

Scalp-Cooling Caps Help Prevent Hair Loss in Chemotherapy

    Hair loss is such a common side effect of chemotherapy medication that it has become an almost universal symbol for cancer. Losing hair can add emotional distress to what is already an incredibly difficult time for patients. It is normal to feel upset about hair loss. It can take away patient privacy, forcing […]