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The Importance of a Symptom Journal

A symptom journal can be one of the most important things you bring with you to a doctor’s appointment.  Whether it’s with your gynecologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or general family doctor, a symptom journal helps you keep track of small details

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

More Clinical Trials Happening on MonaLisa Touch

The Michigan Institute of Women’s Health is currently conducting a clinical trial on the MonaLisa Touch treatment.  A randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study of 34 participants aims to study the effectiveness of MonaLisa Touch on genitourinary Read More…

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Treatments, Uncategorized

How Long Should I Take Hormone Replacement Therapy?

If you are taking hormone replacement therapy, you may be wondering, “How long do I need to be taking this?”  “Will I be on this the rest of my life?”  “When is a safe time for me to stop taking

Posted in Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, Symptoms, Treatments

Why Postmenopausal Women Aren’t Having/Enjoying Sex

Last month Medscape published study results of postmenopausal women who answered questions regarding sexual activity.  Researchers wanted to know what factors affected sexual enjoyment.  A little more than 24,000 women (average age of 64) completed Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Non-hormonal Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Are you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties and experiencing symptoms related to low estrogen?  Do you have vaginal dryness or burning, painful intercourse, feel like you’re getting a urinary tract infection often (even though you’re not)?  Has Read

Posted in Bladder, Hormones, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Preparing Your Daughter for College Health Care

This might seem like kind of an odd blog, but I think it could be helpful.  I’d like to take a moment to talk about preparing your daughter for continued OB/GYN care when she is away at college and doesn’t

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Uncategorized

Depression– An Important Topic in Gynecology

One of the first blogs we ever posted (back in 2014) was about depression, and I think it’s important that we revisit this topic often.  When we say depression, we’re not talking a few days of having the blues– we

Posted in Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Uncategorized, Vitamins

Vitamin and/or Nutritional Support to Help with Endometriosis Pain

We all know that eating well is essential to good body function.  As a society, we are starting to recognize that the symptoms of some acute or chronic illnesses can be helped with nutritional support.  You can’t help your ancestry

Posted in Endometriosis, Vitamins

Reducing Yeast Infection Risk Over the Summer

Summer is here, and if you’re in Chico that means hot hot hot.  And although that means we get to jump in the pool or go to the river, this is the time of year where yeast infections tend to

Posted in Yeast Infection

Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms Helped by MonaLisa Touch

I was doing some browsing online looking at the various clinical trials that are being conducted in the field of gynecology– specifically regarding vaginal atrophy symptoms.  Vaginal atrophy, as you know from my other blogs, happens because of lowered Read

Posted in Bladder, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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