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Self-Care Stretches, IC Stretching for Women with Interstitial Cystitis

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you certainly know how frustrating it can be.  Consuming the wrong beverage or food can send you into a flare up which might last hours or days.  Even just having sex or getting too dehydrated

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis

Selecting the Proper Antidepressant to Help with Depression

Last week we talked about depression vs. sadness.  Sadness is a natural response to events that happen in life (a loved one’s death, a break up, losing a job, divorce, etc) and gets better over time whereas clinical depression is

Posted in Depression, Medications and Prescriptions

Sadness or Clinical Depression– Only One Needs Medication

Depression is a serious issue that affects millions of people in America.  The ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) says that at any point about 3-5% of Americans are suffering from depression.  In 2014, 15.8 million Americans had suffered

Posted in Depression

Affirmations to Read Before Surgery With Dr. Davis

Surgery can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve never had surgery before.  Recovery from surgery can also sound equally scary.  Rest assured– I have performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries, most in conjunction with Skyway Surgery Center, Read More…

Posted in Procedures, Surgery

Having Children Later in Life, Longevity, and Telomere Length

A recent study has suggested that having children later in life has been linked to female longevity.  More specifically, the ability to have children later in life has been linked to longer telomeres and may be a marker for healthy

Posted in Resources, Uncategorized

Owning Pets May Provide Support to Those With Mental Illness

A small study from the United Kingdom says that people who have long-term mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or other social, emotional, or physical health conditions may benefit from owning a pet. Here are some ways that having a

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Treatments, Uncategorized

Keep your Heart Healthy; Estrogen, Diet, and Lifestyle

The American Heart Association has said that a decline in estrogen due to the onset of menopause may contribute to the presence of heart disease.  Entitled, “Menopause and Heart Disease,” published in 2015 and updated just a couple of months ago,

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormones

Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

Posted in Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Trends in Contraception from 2002 – 2013– IUDs on the Rise

Birth control is wonderful tool for those looking to avoid pregnancy.  And with so many options there’s pretty much something for everyone.  The CDC has been tracking the popularity of different birth control options from 2002 – 2013 by interviewing

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

So Many Birth Control Pills– How To Choose

Birth control pills are so common that almost every woman you know has been on them at some point.  It is incredibly easy to get prescribed these pills and many health insurance plans completely cover the cost.  But not all

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

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