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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Uncategorized

MonaLisa Touch Chico, a New Service from Dr. Davis

Today we are going to talk about a new treatment option for ladies right here in Chico, California.   This exciting new service offers yet another way we can help our patients struggling with vaginal discomforts, especially those who are not able

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Treatments, Uncategorized

Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

Measuring your Urine Output to Help Diagnose Bladder Issues

A record of your symptoms can be one of the most useful tools in diagnosing and treating bladder issues.  When it comes to bladder issues, it can be challenging to say whether or not you are voiding “normal” or “abnormal”

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy

If you enjoy running or are an active runner, the thought of a hysterectomy could be terrifying.  You might wonder, “How long will I be out?”  “When can I start running again?”  “Will I ever be able to return to my

Posted in Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Uncategorized

The “Window of Opportunity” for Starting Estrogen Therapy

The use of estrogen in menopausal and post-menopausal women continues to be a source of big debate in the scientific world.  How should we go about treatment?  Should we just prescribe it for a few years and then taper off? 

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hysterectomy, Uncategorized

Thank you, Veterans! Veterans Day November 11th.

I want to extend a special thank you to all the men and women who served, or continue to serve, in our military and armed forces.  We appreciate your service! Read More…

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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

Phthalates May Disrupt Endocrine System

Today we are going to talk about a class of chemicals called phthalates (pronounced \ˈtha-ˌlāt\) (Merriam Webster Dictionary).  Phthalates can be found in everything from plastics (especially the bendable, squeezable kind) and vinyl to personal Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Uncategorized

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