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Global Obesity Risk

Obesity is a major health concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, over 1.9 billion adults were overweight, and 650 million of them were obese. Obesity is not only a health risk, but it also puts a strain on healthcare systems and the global economy. This article will discuss the causes […]

Ramadan and Pregnancy

Sarah Azad, MD This Ramadan will start in the last week of March, and the fasts will last 14-16 hours.   Fasting during pregnancy brings up a lot of questions. Every pregnancy is different.  Each person has various medical issues, weight issues, and issues with their pregnancy, so please bring up fasting during one of your […]

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Low Risk Women

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a topic of controversy in recent years due to concerns about potential health risks. However, for low-risk women, HRT can be a safe and effective treatment for menopause symptoms. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and risks of HRT for low-risk women, as well as the different […]

Updates in Weight Loss Medications

Weight loss medications have become increasingly popular over the years as more people struggle with obesity and its related health problems. While diet and exercise remain the mainstay of weight loss, medications can be an effective tool to help people lose weight when used in combination with lifestyle changes. In this blog post, we will […]

Contrast Enhanced Mammography–for High Risk Patients

Breast cancer is a disease that affects both men and women worldwide. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, with over 281,000 new cases expected in 2021 alone (1). While screening mammography is an effective tool for early detection, it has limitations in certain patient populations, particularly those […]

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infections affecting women. Approximately 50-60% of women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime, and recurrent infections can occur in up to 20% of women. UTIs can cause discomfort, pain, and can lead to serious complications if left untreated. In this article, […]

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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

Cannabis exposure in-utero is a growing concern, particularly in regions where cannabis use is legalized or decriminalized. The use of cannabis during pregnancy has been linked to a range of negative outcomes for the developing fetus, including impaired neurodevelopment, low birth weight, and behavioral problems. This article will explore the effects of cannabis exposure in-utero […]

Exciting Advancements in In Utero Care

Science and medicine have come a long way in recent years, and one exciting development is the use of in-utero enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) to treat certain rare genetic disorders. ERT is a treatment that replaces missing or defective enzymes in the body, and it has been used successfully for a number of lysosomal storage […]

Vaccination in Pregnancy Linked with Lower Risk of Positive Tests in Infants

We know pregnant women are at a higher risk of infection from COVID-19. As per our previous updates, we also know that vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of fetal anomalies, neonatal hospitalizations, or infant demise. Some studies also showed that vaccination during pregnancy helped protect babies from serious illness and risk of […]

Advancements in the Diagnosis of Endometriosis

We frequently see women complaining of strong – sometimes extreme – pelvic pain during their periods, bowel discomfort, excessive and/or irregular bleeding, and infertility problems. They have gone to other doctors in the past, have had ultrasounds that ruled out any fibroids or cysts and still don’t have a diagnosis or a treatment. Many have […]

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