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Could stem cell therapy be the next step to help cure endometriosis?

Recent research shows that defective fibroblast cells, which are cells that synthesize the “glue” that holds your tissues together, can cause many diseases such as cancer. There is a family of fibroblasts cells in the endometrial lining of the uterus that has been linked to endometriosis, infertility, and even cancer if mutated. However, scientists at […]

Leaky bladders

  You’ve probably seen the ads – “My bladder leakage was making it hard for me to spend time with my granddaughter.” While those actors seem to acknowledge and tackle their problems, many women over 50 have incontinence issues and most don’t get treatment. Urinary incontinence stems from the inability to hold urine in the […]

HPV eliminated after photodynamic therapy

HPV eliminated after photodynamic therapy   As the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), HPV infections are a common finding at a woman’s GYN exam.   For early stages of HPV infection, we currently recommend monitoring to ensure resolution, or to allow for intervention if the infection becomes more aggressive.   There’s a new technology that is […]

Addyi

  We’ve all heard of Viagra, but did you know there was a libido pill for women? Addyi is a once daily medication for pre-menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). In this disorder, women experience a lack of desire for sexual activity, causing distress or interpersonal difficulties. While counseling used to be the […]

Drinking in and around Pregnancy

Drinking in and around Pregnancy   While drinking in large amounts is dangerous for all women (and men for that matter), drinking any amount is dangerous for pregnant women, or women who are planning pregnancy. There is no safe amount of alcohol for pregnant women, or women planning pregnancy. Now, does this mean the three […]

HPV vaccine linked to Dramatic Reduction in Cervical Disease and Cancer

MMR, Rotateq, Tdap – a few of many vaccines given to young children to help prevent life-threatening illnesses. And if you knew that a vaccine could help prevent cancer, wouldn’t you jump at that chance? Researchers in Scotland have found that the HPV vaccine does just that – it has almost entirely wiped out cervical […]

Rising rates of STIs and Treating Partners

Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is not only an uncomfortable experience, it can also be embarrassing to talk to your doctor about. The CDC reports that cases of STIs are on the rise. Since 2013, there have been 1.7 million cases of chlamydia, up 22% since 2013, and over 500,000 cases of gonorrhea, up […]

Long Commutes can Impact your Pregnancy

With the crazy housing market in the Bay Area, we see patients every day who have longer and longer commutes to work. Unfortunately, this may not be the best news for our pregnant working moms. A new study from Leigh University in Pennsylvania studied birth records in New Jersey from 2014 and 2015 and information […]

Hormonal Birth Control Lowers Risk of Ovarian Cancer

  Hormonal birth control was first released in 1960, as a combined (estrogen and progestin) oral contraceptive pill. Since then, there has been an explosion of different options when it comes to hormonal contraception in addition to the pill – from patches to IUDs and even hormone injections. While family planning is an extremely important […]