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women’s health

Birth Control in 2021: There’s One New Option

It has been a long time since I had to think about birth control. I had my tubes tied during the birth of my twins 11 years ago, both because 5 kids was enough for me, and because my doctor, who is my friend, told me she would stop speaking to me if I got pregnant […]

Menopause and Sleep

Menopause and sleep go together like oil and water, and the oil is starting to get really cranky. Just at a time when sleep is so vital to our overall emotional and physical health, it evades us like a toddler running away from a spoonful of peas. The more we chase, the more frustrated we […]

Am I Drinking Too Much?

A cold beer on a hot beach, a red wine in front of the fire or a margarita at a girls’ night out … all things I really look forward to. I am over 21. I see nothing wrong taking a break from the stress of the every day with an alcoholic beverage … or two … sometimes […]

Do You Really Need a Yearly Pap Smear?

If you’re a woman, a pap smear is a part of your life. It has become synonymous with a gyn exam (“I’m due for my pap,”) but the recommendations have changed, and research shows the majority of women no longer need this screening test every year. Insurance companies are denying coverage for the test, which leaves many of us wondering […]

What is your gynecologist up to?

Do you know what happens at your annual gyn exam? More women are vigilant about seeing their gynecologist than they are about seeing their internist. We tend to worry a bit more about the female parts, and because of reproduction, a lot of us simply get into the habit of visiting the stirrup table once […]

Get on the Ball: Schedule Your Mammogram

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Regular screenings for breast cancer are so important because it’s been shown time and time again that regular screening for breast cancer with a mammogram and a breast self-exam reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by catching the cancer early, […]

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

Also read: What You Need to Know About Mammograms The fact is, experts don’t agree on whether or not we should recommend self breast exams. The evidence doesn’t support or deny its effectiveness. For what it is worth, as a woman, a physician, a friend, and a sister, my feeling is this … why not? If […]

What You Need to Know About Mammograms

Originally posted on October 1, 2015 by Dr. Laura Klein, breast surgeon and Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Regular screenings for breast cancer are so important because it’s been shown time and time again that regular screening for breast […]

10 Reasons to Exercise…Even if You Hate it.

“You can’t out-train crappy eating.” This is a very true, somewhat depressing statement. What is the first thing everyone who wants to lose weight does? They join a gym. For the small percentage of people who actually then go to the gym, the results can be disappointing, discouraging them from continuing. Unfortunately, the weight doesn’t […]

3 Steps to a Healthier 2019!

The holidays are over, the kids are back to school and you are back to your routine but you might still be trying to recover from a prolonged indulgence. Skipped workouts, lack of sleep and excesses in rich foods, sweets and alcohol may have left a lingering affect on you. No fear – these 3 […]

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