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Are You Concerned About the Morning Sickness Associated with Pregnancy?

…..Morning sickness is a common problem affecting many women during early pregnancy.  To try to help with the symptoms, most medical professionals will advise eating several small meals during the day, eating low fat, bland foods, and trying to avoid smells that seem to increase the nausea.  Over my many years in practice, I often also…

Preterm Births – Information You Should Be Aware Of

…..When a pregnant woman “breaks her water” usually it is the start of an exciting time of her pregnancy because labor has started or is about to begin.  This is fine if the pregnancy is near the due date, but if the water breaks and the pregnancy is not near the due date, then there…

Hysterectomies in This Day and Age

.….A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.  There are many reasons to have this surgical procedure, and the decision to undergo a hysterectomy must never be made lightly.  Today, the decisions are becoming more complicated as the surgical techniques change and more options are available. …..The first laparoscopic hysterectomy was performed about 25 years…

You May Experience This Common Complication of Early Pregnancy

…..I would like to begin a review of one of the most common complications of early pregnancy, vaginal bleeding.  This is the number one reason patients will have an emergency visit in the first trimester, and it is a cause of great anxiety to patients and their families.  There are a few important facts you…

Why Should You Get a Flu Shot Each Year?

…..The influenza vaccine comes in two types: Inactivated, or killed vaccine, which is given by injection with a needle Live, or attenuated (weakened) vaccine, which is sprayed into the nostril …..The influenza viruses are always changing, and so each year scientists try to determine which viruses are going to cause the flu that year. In other words,…

Is the Stress in Your Mind Causing Stress on Your Hair?

…..Continuing our discussion on hair loss in women…. …..Remember how our mothers always told us that stress could cause so many problems and make us feel terrible?  As always, our mothers were right.  For women, a severe illness, psychological stress, or having a baby are inciting stressful events that can cause physical effects.  One of…

Women: Your Most Common Cause of Hair Loss

…..More about hair loss in women… …..The most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is also known as female pattern hair loss.  This is a genetic disease that can be inherited on many genes, but it does not affect everyone who carries the genes.  By menopause, 40% of all…

Unraveling the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

…..In my practice, urinary tract infections are among the most common problems that I see.  It is estimated that 60 to 70% of all women will experience a UTI in their lifetime and that half will have a first time infection by the time they are 35. …..Most women know they have a “bladder infection” because of…

Vitamin D – More Important Than You May Think!

…..This past year has seen the discovery of vitamin D deficiency in a large portion of our population.  In my office, we never measured the value before but now I speak about low vitamin D many times a day. Today you will be given some basic points, and over the next few blogs you will have…