Women's Health

Nutrition in Pregnancy

The goal of having a positive pregnancy experience is to make sure both the mother and baby are healthy. There is no magic formula for a healthy pregnancy diet. In fact, during pregnancy the basic principles of healthy eating remain the same: get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean…
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Robotic Surgery

Nowadays, many facing surgery are asked if they are willing to undergo robotic surgery. For those unfamiliar, robotic surgery can sound very futuristic and a bit daunting. Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery enables surgeons to utilize computers and specialized robotic tools to perform several different types of surgeries. Understanding the…
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Pregnancy & Eating Disorders

Over my many years as a practicing obstetrician, I can say that one of the most commonly asked question is “how much weight should I gain?” Women are naturally concerned about their babies’ health, but many are concerned about the impact their pregnancy will have on their waistlines. It’s normal…
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Health Apps for Women

We’ve all seen those ubiquous wristbands that monitor our steps and try to help keep us on target with our daily fitness goals. Many others use calorie and food tracking apps on our smartphones to help us maintain a healthy diet. More recently, app developers have begun to recognize the…
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Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

For many the kickoff of the holiday season usually begins with Thanksgiving and carries right through to New Year’s Day. Some of us cannot wait to cue the holiday music and look forward to all the festivities that this season offers. However, many will experience what is sometimes referred to…
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Pregnancy & Zika Virus

Zika virus has become a household word since it first showed up on our collective radar in May 2015 when the first reports came out of South America. Fast forward a year and a half, and now Zika has spread throughout the Americas including the United States. The Center for…
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Q&A: Heavy Periods

What is menorrhagia?Menorrhagia is a fairly common disorder that is characterized by an unusually heavy or long period of menstrual flow. The signs and symptoms of menorrhagia may include: • Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours • Needing to use double…
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