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New Procedure May Allow for Delayed Menopause

For women, the fixed timing of menopause, the finality of menopause on fertility, and the major effects on our bodies, skin, hair and health have made it a much feared and misunderstood life event.   There are more than 30 symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, irregular periods, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Imagine if […]

Working on weight loss? Turn off the lights!

    Sleeping With Lights On May Increase Risk For Obesity In Women, Study Suggests   Recent research shows that sleeping with the lights on not only adds to your electricity bill, but also adds extra pounds to your weight. According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine involving 43,722 female participants, exposure to […]

Advances in Ovarian Cancer Screening

Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose, especially within the early and more treatable stages. More than 70% of women are diagnosed when the cancer has already progressed to advanced stages of ovarian cancer.  This is because the symptoms most often present as more benign conditions, and symptoms rarely ever develop in the early stages. […]

FDA Approves New Progesterone Only Oral Contraceptive

Women have so many different medical backgrounds and life goals that no single birth control method will work for everyone.   Options are wonderful, and the more options we have, the more likely women will be able to successfully plan their reproductive health in a way that best fits their life goals while maximizing their health. […]

When is a man too old to have a kid?  Risks of “Advanced Paternal Age”

Women have made so many gains in the 20th and 21st centuries including social, political, economic, and reproductive rights.   Each generation enjoys more benefits than the one before.   Though there is still so much work to be done, one area that has little likelihood of changing is the reproductive window afforded to women. Getting pregnant, […]

Painful Periods–Why Me?

We all know the dread that seeps in once cramps begin… time to endure yet another menstrual cycle. A common MRS (menstrual related symptom) is Dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is due to strong uterine contractions induced by prostaglandins, a chemical found in the lining of the uterus. Cramping sensations can occur […]

Doxycycline can prevent progression of endometriosis

  Endometriosis is a common, difficult disease to have.   Approximately 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis.  Symptoms can be anything from painful periods to chronic pelvic pain that interferes with a normal daily routine.   The endometrium is a thick layer of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Sometimes, endometrial […]

Breast Cancer Survivors

Being diagnosed with cancer is scary. There are so many appointments to make, doctors to see, and treatments to consider. While a majority of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer regularly attend their follow-up appointments, 21% of women who had early stage cancer seemed to stop going to their doctors for follow-up care […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]