Drinking a lot of coffee might not be so bad after all

      Do you love driving coffee? Are you worried that it may have adverse effects on your health? Well, we have some great news for you coffee lovers out there! Healthy adults can safely drink up to four cups of coffee a day (400mg), but pregnant women should drink less than three cups […]

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: […]

MonaLisa Touch Continues to Prove Successful

  CO2 Fractional Laser treatments for vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA), genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), or the vaginal dryness that comes with menopause and also for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) continues to have remarkable results.   Several new studies have been published establishing the MonaLisa Touch treatment modality as both safe (rare, if any harms reported) and […]

Laser therapy for the restoration of vaginal function.

Gambacciani M1, Palacios S2. Author information   Abstract Laser therapy has a therapeutic role in various medical conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and as a non-invasive option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several therapies are available to alleviate GSM symptoms, including hormonal and […]

My Challenges with Breastfeeding

by Amy Teng, DO     As an obstetrician I counsel patients daily regarding the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding.  As most mothers will acknowledge, the expectations and goals that are set for this time in a woman’s life can be numerous, complicated, and sometimes difficult to achieve.  My goal is to make sure […]

Barb Dehn, NP, Brings her Clinical Skills to Tanzania

  By Barb Dehn, NP I absolutely love caring for women at El Camino Women’s Medical Group and am so grateful to that the physicians and staff have been so supportive of my trips to Tanzania. So many patients have asked about what in world I’m doing over there, that I’m happy to share why […]

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 […]

Exercise is even more important after Menopause!

Exercise May Boost Quality of Life Post-Menopause   If you’re looking for ways to improve your quality of life post-menopause, look no further! Simply adding some physical activity to your lifestyle can lead to significant improvements in health and wellbeing, a new study finds. The study, conducted in Spain, surveyed 166 post-menopausal women and found […]

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 […]

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