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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

Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) –A Balanced View One of the cornerstones of The New Government Health Plan is the use of the electronic medical record (EMR), sometimes called Electronic Health Records (EHR).  Proponents offer these as some of the advantages of those systems: Universal coding of medical diagnoses and procedures

PCOS Explained

Approximately 1 in 10 women of childbearing age suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). And in my practice, I work with many women who are navigating the side effects, causes and complications of PCOS. I thought I’d take a minute to discuss what exactly PCOS is, what complications it can

Menopause: There’s an app for that

It’s no secret that tracking, much less managing, symptoms of menopause can be a daunting challenge. Now, there’s an app that may help women get a handle on their most common symptoms and even help physicians map out a customized treatment plan. MenoPro is an app developed by Brigham and Women’s

IUDs: The Most Effective Form of Birth Control

The intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective forms of birth control on the market, but only nine percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. use it. Changing that rate, however, is the aim of many medical groups and professionals. Why? It comes down to three good

You’ve come a long way baby, or have you?

Are you reluctant to discuss sexual health issues with your doctor? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’re not alone. All too often, women avoid bringing up sexual health difficulties due to embarrassment, fear of being judged, or even worse, they’re scared their concerns will be dismissed. But truth

September is gynecological cancer awareness month

Next month, the media will be buzzing with news and information about breast cancer. But did you know each year in the United States approximately 71,500 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancers and 26,500 women die from it? This month is gynecological cancer awareness month and, though often overshadowed by