Category Archives: Gynecology

Chronic Vaginal Infections

I recently heard an informative lecture at the 2016 ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting about new research and treatment of chronic vaginitis. Dr Chemen Tate from the Indiana University School of Medicine spoke about the different causes of chronic vaginal infections. … Continue reading

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Improving your Sexuality

I recently attended the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and heard a very nice talk from Dr. Maureen Whelihan who is a sex therapist in West Palm Beach, Florida. She talked about how to … Continue reading

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Menopause and Hormone Therapy – What’s New?

It was only about 100 years ago that the average woman’s life expectancy increased to the extent she would live past the time of menopause. Now with the average life expectancy into the 80’s, a woman may live more than … Continue reading

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United Health changes coverage for hysterectomy

United Health, the nation’s largest health insurer, is changing rules on coverage for hysterectomy. As of April, 2015, UnitedHealth Group will require doctors to obtain additional authorization before performing most types of hysterectomies. Only vaginal hysterectomy performed as an outpatient … Continue reading

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FDA warns about using morcellation to remove uterine fibroids

The FDA on April 17, 2014 took a rate step of advising doctors to not remove uterine fibroids by a technique known as open power morcellation. This technique had become very popular as a tool used during minimally invasive gynecologic … Continue reading

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is thought to be one of the most common endocrine abnormalities in women, affecting between 6.5-8% of all women. Clinical features include menstrual dysfunction, hyperandrogenism (increased amount of male hormones), polycystic ovaries, metabolic problems, and an … Continue reading

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All about HPV

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about HPV. If you get a phone call that your pap test is not normal, people tend to jump to the worst possible conclusion and believe that they now have cancer. In the great majority … Continue reading

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Understanding Hormone Therapy

As women transition into menopause there is a gradual but steady decrease in ovarian hormones. This can cause a wide range of symptoms that can negatively affect daily activities and hurt the quality of life. Many women who are near … Continue reading

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently endorsed a new classification of abnormal uterine bleeding that also describes a systematic strategy for its evaluation. This applies to causes of bleeding in women who are not pregnant. It was developed … Continue reading

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome

  Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder that can harm pregnancy by increasing the risk of blood clots and decreasing circulation to the fetus. 70% of individuals with APS are female, and it is fairly common to be found … Continue reading

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