Category: Women’s Health Blog

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 […]


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 […]

Concussions More Likely in FEMALE Athletes

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes   We’ve all been–or at least know–some amazing female athletes.   We’ve all been inundated with increasing awareness about concussions related to sports like football, the associated lifetime risks to athletes from concussions, and the importance of preventing recurrent concussions in the men and boys we love. Findings from a […]

Lower risk of incontinence if you’re in better shape.

  Findings recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show another reason to keep going to the gym.  After following over a thousand women after menopause, they found that a 5% drop in BMI resulted in a 50% reduction in symptoms related to stress urinary incontinence. Improved grip strength also was associated […]