Why do I have to come in? Can’t I just get a prescription over the phone for my symptoms? Sadly, it is not that simple. There are many reasons, some quite serious, why a patient might have itching “down there”, burning with urination, or pain in the lower abdomen. Coming into the office allows…

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Do you suffer from chronic itching or burning of the genitalia? Have you or your partner noticed changes in the appearance of your genital tissue. Does a family member suffer from any chronic genital conditions? If so, you may want to be evaluated for a condition called vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS). VLS is a long-term…

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Have you heard of Addyi?   The FDA has approved the new medication to help pre-menopausal women with libido.  It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for acquired, generalized Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.   Addyi is creating some buzz in the media.  Many women have been reading about the medication…

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I recently came across an interesting article in The Atlantic, about women using contraceptives to not have a menses.  My colleagues and I have similar conversations with our patients on a daily basis. Many times we will prescribe oral contraceptives so that patients will not have a period, and the Mirena IUD many times will eliminate monthly…

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October is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  Unfortunately, there is still no good screening test for ovarian cancer. Still, as has been the case for last 50 years, most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in later stages, so it is encouraging that our leaders bring it up and are committed to fighting it. President Obama…

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From juggling a career to caring for kids and maintaining quality friendships, life often moves at a pace that seems hard to keep up with! If you’re a woman who’s feeling overwhelmed by all of the things you have to manage each day, we have some tips to help you cope and hopefully carve out…

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This is National Health Week (May 11-17th) so we wanted to share some top tips for great health by Women’s Health’s Robin Hilmantel. Like anything else, establishing early habits that contribute to better well-being is key to a healthier life in later years. With so much to enjoy while living  in South Florida, keeping one’s health…

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If getting into shape and losing some of that extra weight has seemed impossible, maybe you need a better plan–one that you can actually DO! So often, we think we have to go to extremes to achieve our fitness and weight loss goals. Remember the popular saying, “no pain, no gain”? Well, here’s some good…

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Research presented last week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014 demonstrates that moderate exercise can cut stroke risk in women by 20%. In addition, moderate exercise can offset the increased risk in women taking post-menopausal hormone therapy. While it was previously thought that strenuous activity had a greater impact on reducing stroke…

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Myth #1- Eating for Two This is the popular myth that leads many women to assume that they now need to “eat for two”.  In reality, a baby only requires an additional 300 daily calories (not 2,000!). However, if you do eat for two, it will cause you to have a bigger baby. Myth #2-…

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