Let Your Baby Choose the Delivery Date

Pregnancy is an amazing journey, but as obstetricians, we know that by the end of pregnancy it can get a little, well, old.  It's likely that you're having a hard time walking, or eating much, or that between having to pee and being uncomfortable in bed, you're hardly getting any sleep. Besides … Read More

3 Types of Abnormal Periods

While your period may be inconvenient, it shouldn't feel like a major health crisis every month. If your period is irregular, painful, or seems particularly heavy, you’re likely experiencing an abnormal period. Continue reading for a list of the 3 most common types of abnormal period. You Have … Read More

Study Shows Link between High Cholesterol and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer, the dreaded word that we hear so often, is the second leading cause of death among American women.  Did you know that this year alone approximately 232,670 women in the US will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer? What is causing such a staggering amount of women to have to … Read More

New Non-Estrogen Treatment for Hot Flashes Found Effective

When it comes to treating the hot flashes and night sweats of menopause, estrogen therapy is the standard of effective treatment. But for some women, estrogen isn't a good fit. For those women, a new treatment option may soon be available. A recent double-blind study in JAMA Internal Medicine has … Read More

Summer Health Warning: Beware of Yeast Infections

It's that time in Northern Florida when the weather stays hot and humid. This kind of weather offers just the right kind of conditions for a yeast infection. If you've ever had a yeast infection before, you know that it can spoil your summer fun quicker than the thermometer hits 90. The good news … Read More

5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Annual Women’s Exam!

It’s that time of year again…the dreaded visit.  The one where you must lie in the most vulnerable position and let what is virtually a stranger inspect your most private areas!  Not the most pleasant experience to say the least.  However, it is one of the most necessary and important annual visits … Read More

New Hope in Avoiding Early Menopause for Breast Cancer Patients

For young women facing chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment, there's a stark reality that while the chemotherapy may save their life, it can potentially cause early menopause and thus limit their future fertility. When added to chemotherapy, a drug called goserelin may significantly reduce … Read More

Are You Getting Enough Iodine for Your Baby?

Most pregnant women know that they need ensure their diet has enough calcium, B-vitamins, and iron to support their own body and their baby's during pregnancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently released a statement alerting pregnant and nursing women and their doctors and … Read More

FDA Advises Pregnant Women to Eat More Seafood

Eat seafood or not eat seafood?  This is a question that many pregnant women have asked themselves over the years due to the controversy of mercury levels contained within a lot of our seafood.  The FDA came out with an advisory over the past few days advising pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat … Read More

Facts, Signs and Symptoms of Perimenopause

Some things in life we just can’t control!  We may experience a great sense of peace when things seem to be going smooth and we feel completely “in control!”  However, one fact remains…we can’t control time or the aging process. For women, menopause is a big change.  I’m sure you have heard that … Read More