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Long or Short, Which is Better?

A study was just released which will be coming out soon in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.08.033 ). It looks at two different groups of reversible birth control methods, long acting and short acting. Long acting … Continue reading

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Zika

Zika was reported in May 2015 in South America and since then has spread throughout the Americas. The CDC and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) websites maintain and update the list of areas where Zika virus transmission has been identified. … 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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Getting Pregnant!

Becoming pregnant can be fun, happy, exciting, or sometimes unplanned. Knowing how it happens is very useful information to make it easier to achieve when desired, and to be avoided if that is the goal.   The average menstrual cycle … 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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Apps for Pregnancy, 2015

Apps can be useful and fun. I’m always asking my patients which apps they like for pregnancy. These are some apps that have been recommended to me: My Days – Period and Ovulation This free, accurate app has is very … 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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Vaccinations are good for you.

From December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015 more than 50 people from six states were reported to have measles, mostly from an outbreak linked to Disneyland in California. Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness. It begins with … Continue reading

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

Your newborns Sophia and Jackson have some company this year. They’re the most popular girl and boy names of 2014, according to BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting online resource. It’s Jackson’s second year as No. 1, and the name Sophia has … Continue reading

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Birth Control in your Arm!

Nexplanon – A new method of birth control in your arm! Nexplanon is a small, soft, flexible birth control implant, 4 centimeters (1.6”) in length that we place just under the skin of your upper, inner arm. This location, hidden … Continue reading

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