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5 Reasons to See a Specialist About Fibroid Symptoms

Uterine fibroids aren’t normal, but they’re common. Usually, you don’t have to do anything about them. But if they interfere with your quality of life or prevent you from becoming pregnant, it’s time to see a specialist.

Nov 1st, 2021
How to Prepare for a Pap Smear

If you’ve never had a Pap smear — or if your daughter is scheduled for her first — you may wonder what to expect and how to prepare. Pap smears are simple, fast, and relatively pain-free. And they just might save your — or her — life.

Oct 3rd, 2021
Vampire Facials Versus Fillers: Differences to Consider

You feel like a vampire’s drained your face of blood and vigor: Your skin sags, you have eye bags, and you look older than you feel. Ironically, you can restore facial volume with a Vampire Facial®. Or you can use fillers. Which is best?

Sep 1st, 2021
How Long Does Menopause Last?

Menopause refers to the time when you no longer menstruate and are no longer fertile. Rather than a “pause,” it’s actually a full stop. Does that mean the menopause symptoms never go away?

Aug 3rd, 2021
How Is Infertility Diagnosed?

With almost 8 billion people in the world today, you wouldn’t think that human fertility could ever be a problem, but for many couples, it is. How do you know if you’re among those affected?

Jun 13th, 2021
Recharge Your Sex Drive With the O-Shot and P-Shot

Valentine’s Day came and went. And it was kinda meh. In fact, romance and intimacy has been on the decline for a while. If you and your partner aren’t feeling it these days, there’s a remedy for that. Two in fact.

Apr 1st, 2021
What to Expect During a Colposcopy

You had a Pap smear and it came back abnormal. Or your HPV test was positive. Your OB/GYN wants to do a colposcopy to further examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva. What should you expect?

Mar 1st, 2021
What To Do About Menopausal Night Sweats

They’re happening. Those dreaded menopausal night sweats wake you from a deep sleep and soak your pajamas and sheets. You don’t have to put up with night sweats or interrupted sleep anymore. Here’s what you can do.

Jan 1st, 2021
Choosing Birth Control: 5 Important Factors to Consider

Whether you’re getting birth control for the first time or you’re rethinking your birth control, you have more options than ever before. Decide what you want from your birth control so we can help you select the type that's best for you.

Dec 1st, 2020
How Endometriosis Impacts Emotional Health

About 10% of women in their reproductive years have a condition called endometriosis, which causes heavy bleeding, pain, and other complications. Though endometriosis is a physical condition, it takes an emotional toll, too. Here’s why.

Nov 1st, 2020
Vaginal Dryness: Could It be Perimenopause?

When you were younger, intimacy wasn’t much of a problem, but now your lubrication’s gone dry. Have you just lost interest in sex, or is time marching you toward menopause?

Oct 1st, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Pelvic Pain

As a woman, you’ve probably experienced pelvic pain at some time in your life. Maybe you wrote it off as the inevitable monthly menstrual cramps or some other female pelvic pain. Don’t ever ignore pelvic pain. Here’s why.

Sep 21st, 2020
Pregnancy and Your Moods: What to Expect

After months (or years) of trying, you’re finally pregnant. You’re thrilled! At least, you think you should be. Instead, you find yourself coping with a range of emotions, from positive to negative. Is that normal?

Aug 16th, 2020
Common Signs of Fibroids

You’re tired of changing your tampon every hour. And getting up in the middle of the night to do it, too. Why do you bleed so much? You might have uterine fibroids.

Jul 19th, 2020
Can You Prevent Cervical Cancer?

The statistics are scary: Cervical cancer kills more than 4,000 women each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. With the help of your OB/GYN, you can prevent cervical cancer and stay safe.

Jun 16th, 2020
How Dermal Fillers Can Restore Lost Volume to Your Face

You don’t want a face-lift, but your sagging cheeks still make you wish you could give your face a lift. Just because you’ve lost facial volume doesn’t mean you have to lose hope or go under the knife: Dermal fillers lift you back up.

May 21st, 2020
What to Do About Painful Intercourse

If intercourse is painful, you cringe even when you watch actors make love in a romantic movie. Not because you disapprove. Just because you can’t imagine sex not hurting. How can you feel good about sex again?

Apr 18th, 2020
Who Should Have an STD Test and How Often?

You’re monogamous and your partner says they’re disease-free. So can you skip an STD test, right? Actually, most sexually transmitted diseases are slow to develop, and not everyone who has one knows they have it. Getting tested keeps you safer.

Dec 1st, 2019
Is Incontinence Normal After Giving Birth?

Your beautiful new baby makes you so excited that you can hardly contain your … pee. Oops. Is it normal to be leaking urine after giving birth? And how can you stop that unwanted aftereffect?

Nov 1st, 2019
My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What?

You have regular Pap smears because you take your reproductive health seriously. But you just got the news that your latest results were abnormal. Before you panic, take a breath: An abnormal Pap smear doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer.

Sep 1st, 2019
Blast Away Stubborn Fat Pockets With SculpSure Body Contouring

You’ve always been a perfectionist, even when it comes to your beautiful, sexy body. You’re fit and you’re healthy, but you want to go further and trim excess fat to get the physique of your dreams. WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® lets you do that.

Sep 1st, 2019
What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective?

You’ve heard about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, and you just have to wonder — what took ‘em so long? Blood is life-giving, so it makes sense that your own blood can give your aging tissues new life. But how, exactly, does PRP work, and why?

Jul 10th, 2019
5 Ways the O-Shot Injection Can Help Improve Your Life

You’ve heard about how the O-Shot® intensifies orgasms, and that in itself sounds pretty darn good. But did you know the O-Shot can do a whole lot more? By restoring urogenital tissues, the O-Shot gives you a new lease on life “down under.”

Jun 3rd, 2019
3 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

When you find out you need a hysterectomy or other gynecologic procedure, you may wonder if there’s a way to improve your health without putting your life on hold for weeks to months. The answer could be minimally invasive surgery.

Feb 11th, 2019
Love Your Body This Year with SculpSure

This year, you’re determined. You’re going to get the body of your dreams. And this time, you won’t need a New Year’s resolution to do it. You just need SculpSure®, a body-contouring system.

Jan 7th, 2019
How to Overcome Urinary Incontinence

Bladder leakage is more than frustrating; it’s unpredictable, it’s embarrassing, and it can make carrying out your daily activities challenging. But reining in your bladder is possible with the right treatment options. Find out how.

Nov 21st, 2018
Four Reasons Annual Wellness Exams are So Important

For many women, life is hectic. But you need to focus on your own health and wellness to make living a long, healthy life a top priority. The best way to keep track of your wellness and maintain health is annual well-woman visits with your OB/GYN.

Sep 12th, 2018
Learn how you can reduce cellulite

Cottage cheese, orange peel — it goes by many names, but one thing is certain: Cellulite is unsightly and can affect your confidence. Discover the cellulite-busting technology that can help you say goodbye to that lumpy fat.

Aug 20th, 2018
What is Unexplained Infertility?

When all those diagnostic tests fail to reveal a reason for your inability to conceive, the diagnosis is “unexplained infertility.” While frustrating, this doesn’t mean you’re not a good candidate for fertility treatments.

May 16th, 2018
Contraception: What Are Your Options?

When it comes to birth control, there is no "one size fits all" option, and making the decision between methods can often be a topic of much debate. Dr. Smith discusses some of the major types of birth control and the benefits of each.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Considering Permanent Birth Control?

When you’re done having children or absolutely sure you don’t want any, effective options are available to permanently prevent future pregnancy. Finding out everything you can about permanent birth control will help you decide if it’s right for you.

Apr 26th, 2018
How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t free you from concerns about gaining too much weight. Conversely, pregnancy is also not the time to be dieting. Learn how much is too much, too little and just right when it comes to gaining weight during pregnancy.

Mar 29th, 2018
10 Things You Didn’t Know About SculpSure

You’ve long been told that when something is too good to be true, approach with caution. We agree. The following are 10 surprising things we learned in our research and experience and we wanted to share them with you.

Feb 28th, 2018