Category Archives: Women’s Health

Acne: how to manage this age-old problem.

Acne:  how to manage this age-old problem.  The American Academy of Dermatology updated their acne care guidelines.  Here is a synopsis… Overall: 40 million Americans have acne. 74% of adolescents experience acne Nearly 20% of adult women have acne. What … Continue reading

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Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.

Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.  I know…every woman loves to go in to her doctor for a pap.  (Just kidding.)  Years ago we performed paps every year on every woman and that’s how the “annual visit” became synonymous … Continue reading

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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder. What is it? How to treat it?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder “PMDD”, aka “PMS.”  The strict criteria of this disorder affects up to 12% of women, although 80% of women report at least one physical (or psychiatric) symptom during the luteal phase (last 2 weeks of their “month”).  Most … Continue reading

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Are you a woman with fibroids?

  Are you a woman with fibroids?  What are they?  Why do you have them?  What can you do about them? Fibroids are a common benign neoplasm.  They are more common in older women and African American women.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Need sexually transmitted infection screening?

If you are a sexually active woman under the age of 24 you most likely need STD screening.  A federal task force is suggesting that STD screening should be regularly done in all American women who are sexually active.  Gonorrhea … Continue reading

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Half of cervical pre-cancers are caused by two subtypes of HPV!

HPV subtype 16 was the most commonly detected HPV type among all “high grade” (read this: ominous) cervical lesions. Half of the high-grade cervical lesions had HPV 16 or 18 involved. Then, another 25% of high grade cervical lesions are … Continue reading

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Drinking diet drinks is linked to cardiovascular events in women

I know this sounds vague. . . and scary. But, the analysis focused on nearly 60,000 women aged 50-79 and followed them for 9 years. TWO or more diet drinks a day was associated with a 29% increased risk of … Continue reading

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