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How has stress impacted patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. A lot of our patients are working moms and they are now teaching, working from home, and never getting a

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Diagnosis, Impact on Pregnancy & Resources

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How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other health problems. The doctor will typically start by asking the patient about their health history, such as if

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules & Cancer

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What is thyroiditis? Thyroiditis is when the body’s immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid and cause inflammation. Thyroiditis can be caused by: ● Genetics ● Autoimmune diseases ● Viral or bacterial infection ● Certain Read More…

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Thyroid Complications in Women: Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism

Doctor checking thyroid glands of senior woman

The thyroid gland produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones control many activities in the body, including how fast the heartbeats, energy levels, internal temperature, hair/skin/nail growth, and more. Thyroid Read More…

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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Walking Regularly

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The next time you see your doctor, don’t be surprised if they hand you a prescription to walk. This simple activity that you’ve been your whole life is now being described as “the closest thing we have to a wonder

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What is the Diagnosis & Treatment Process for Uterine Fibroids?

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How do patients know if they have fibroids? A health care provider may discover that a patient has fibroids during a routine pelvic exam. The doctor can sometimes feel the fibroid with their fingers during the exam. Typically, a doctor

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What are Uterine Fibroids and Who is at an Increased Risk?

fibroids within the uterus

Fibroids (leiomyoma) are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous) and can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can

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How to Cope with Different Types of Grief

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  You may be wondering, how does gynecology relate to the grieving process? Throughout the years, we have found that many patients with varying conditions have suffered from not properly going through the grieving process.  Grieving doesn’t Read More…

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Vaginal Prolapse: Diagnosis, Treatment & What to Expect

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Summary of Part One:  Vaginal prolapse is a common condition where the bladder, uterus, and/or bowel protrudes into the vagina and the vagina slips out of position. It is more common in women who have had multiple vaginal deliveries during

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Vaginal Prolapse: Overview of the Sources, Signs & Symptoms

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  What is vaginal prolapse? Vaginal prolapse is when the vagina drops from its typical location in the body. The vagina is the tunnel that connects the uterus to the outside of a woman’s body and it is called the

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