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Our office specializes in women’s health and has the training and experience to deal with a variety of women’s health problems. Our doctors have extra education in pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal care and are involved in non-profit organizations to further women’s and pregnancy health awareness.


Tips to Combat Morning Sickness

Tips to Combat Morning Sickness

50% of all women experience morning sickness between the 6th and 12th weeks of pregnancy. Although it’s called morning sickness it can really happen any time of the day. Here are some tips to help relieve symptoms and prevent more serious side effects like dehydration, malnutrition and significant weight loss.   Sip on ginger tea. […]

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Spice Up Your February With Aphrodisiac Foods

Spice Up Your February With Aphrodisiac Foods

Can foods really act as an aphrodisiac? Perhaps! The Cambridge World History of Food explains that throughout history, aphrodisiacs were sought out as a remedy for performance anxiety as well as increased fertility. We know that the food we eat has a direct effect on our health and well being, so why not our sexuality? […]

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Osteoarthritis

For decades, osteoarthritis has been considered a part of aging. But now we consider it an inflammatory process. Recent research points out that older people don’t have to suffer from osteoarthritic pain. And, surprisingly, people much younger than 65 can develop osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, affects the cartilage—slippery tissue on the ends […]

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Is it Hypoglycemia? PMS? or Low Blood Sugar?

For a lot of young women, headaches or migraines start to become a problem in adolescence. Many of them are given various pain killers that are largely ineffective. The reason is because that medication doesn’t address the cause of the problem, it merely attempts to cover the symptom. Do you or your daughter get headaches […]

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How much vitamin D do I need?

Vitamin D has been in the news a lot lately. While much of the research is preliminary and does not show causal relationships, Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a number of health problems. Sun exposure is the best way to get Vitamin D, but that carries risks of sun burns and skin cancer. […]

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Pain Management During Pregnancy

So much has been said about the dangers of Tylenol during pregnancy recently. An article published in February associated acetaminophen use during pregnancy to a higher risk for ADHD-like behaviors in children(1). It is important to remember that associations can be due to many factors and this is not a causative link. Still, I think […]

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Osteoporosis

Which disease would you say a woman over 50 is more likely to die from: Breast cancer or Osteoporosis? Well, the statistics say that the chance of death from these two diseases is equal. Shockingly, hip fractures are one of the leading causes of death in people over 50, and over 80% of hip fractures […]

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PMS

What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a much maligned and overly stereotyped disorder and it isn’t something that must be suffered through. It affects women 1-2 weeks before their period and usually resolves at the onset of menses. Any symptoms during menses are classified as dysmenorrhea, but may have some of the same causes. […]

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Breast Pumps are Tax Deductible

As of last year, breast pumps are considered tax deductible medical expenses by the IRS. Not only that, but since they’ve been reclassified from feeding devices to medical devices they are also eligible expenses for Flexible Medical Spending Accounts. Because millions of mothers have to return to work soon after birth, breast pumps are vitally […]

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The Truth About Thyroid Hormones & Their Functions

  The Truth About Thyroid And How it Affects Us A typical Thyroid check in a doctor’s office will assess TSH only and no other hormone. This has been standard practice for many years. It used to be that when we saw a low TSH, it would suggest a hyperthyroid patient and a high TSH […]

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