Category Archives: Menopause

Sexual Health, Function, and Identity after Cancer

Upon hearing a cancer diagnosis a person’s world changes immediately and forever. The person becomes a patient. The patient has to make myriad decisions about treatment plans, and the possibility of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These treatments, while life-saving, are also life-altering. The side effects can modify body image, reduce

Securing Patient Data in the Age of Electronic Medical Records

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are patient records of health-related information that can be created, gathered, and managed by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization. EMRs were designed to streamline the daily workflow of a busy medical office and could have potential to provide substantial benefits to physicians,

Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist 2017

If you’re in the New York City area on April 7-9, 2017 join me and colleagues at the The Westin NY at Times Square for our annual Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist program. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and hear discussions about the latest in gynecologic

Thyroid Gland: Both an Under and Overachiever

A tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck has an important role in overall well-being; it helps regulate body temperature as well as metabolism (how fast you burn calories). When the thyroid is under-performing or over-performing, issues start to crop up and women, who this mostly affects, begin

A Pollen That Banishes…Hot Flashes

  For women going through the menopausal transition, there’s no better discovery than a safe, natural, nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes that really works. So a study just presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists caught our eye. It focused on an over-the-counter

There is a Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes

Non-Hormonal Prescription Option for Hot Flashes Hot flashes and its nocturnal cousin, night sweats, the highly descriptive street names for the vasomotor symptoms (VMS) experienced by as many as 80% of menopausal women, are the most common of all menopausal symptoms. No consensus exists on the pathophysiology of menopausal VMS,

Dreaming Of A Good Night’s Sleep?

Getting a good night’s sleep may just be a dream for many menopausal women. Studies indicate that, along with hot flashes, mood swings, migraine headaches, trouble sleeping is another, unpleasant side effect of menopause. Approximately 61 percent of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women frequently suffer from insomnia, according to the National

Menopausal Migraines Are Real

For years, my patients going through menopause have complained of migraine headaches. But for some reason, research has never been able to back up what I’ve known for years, and what women have been experiencing for ages: Migraines are, indeed, a symptom of menopause. That is, until recently. A new