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When is a Hysterectomy the Best Solution?

When is a Hysterectomy the Best Solution?

Hysterectomy is a common gynecologic surgery, with 600,000 women receiving hysterectomies annually. Startlingly, about 90% of them are optional. Here’s when a hysterectomy is necessary and when it isn’t. 
Jun 4th, 2024

Manage Your PCOS Symptoms with These Lifestyle Changes

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, affects up to 5 million women of childbearing age and is a leading cause of infertility, as well as a host of other uncomfortable symptoms. Learn about lifestyle changes you can make to ease your symptoms here.
Mar 15th, 2024
Why Is It Considered High-Risk to Get Pregnant After 35?

Why Is It Considered High-Risk to Get Pregnant After 35?

Pregnancy is a joyful time at any age, but after 35, things could get complicated. Keep reading to learn about the risks you face when you become a mom later in life and why working with an experienced OB/GYN is essential.
Jan 24th, 2024

I Think I Have an Ovarian Cyst — How Can I Be Sure?

About one in 10 women experience an ovarian cyst at some point, usually during their reproductive years, but their symptoms can mimic others common to your cycle. Learn why they develop and the importance of getting them treated here.
Jan 9th, 2024

Enjoying Intimacy Again with MonaLisa Touch

Along with hot flashes, insomnia, and skin and hair changes, menopause can also lead to severe vaginal dryness — which makes intimacy with your partner painful. Learn about an innovative treatment that promotes cell growth thanks to laser energy.
Dec 11th, 2023
How to Reduce Your Risk of Gestational Diabetes

How to Reduce Your Risk of Gestational Diabetes

There’s a type of diabetes that only affects pregnant women and can put you and your baby at serious risk. Discover how to take preventive steps to lower your chances of being affected by this problematic condition. 
Nov 13th, 2023
All About the Latest Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

All About the Latest Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Health screening guidelines get occasional updates, and the recommendations for women at average risk for breast cancer have changed. Learn when to get your first mammogram and how often screenings should occur here.
Oct 2nd, 2023
How PCOS Can Affect Your Fertility

How PCOS Can Affect Your Fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects many women and causes fertility problems. Learn about this condition’s disparate symptoms, how it affects conception, and effective treatments that can allow you to become pregnant.
Jul 5th, 2023
How to Ensure a Comfortable Pap Smear

How to Ensure a Comfortable Pap Smear

With the advent of Pap smears, cervical cancer deaths for women have plummeted. Still, anticipating the test can make you nervous. Learn some tips to make your next Pap smear go smoothly here.
Apr 1st, 2023
4 Signs Your Pelvic Pain Needs Treatment

4 Signs Your Pelvic Pain Needs Treatment

Women routinely deal with pelvic pain during their periods, so it’s hard to know when it might indicate something more serious. Learn when you should consult your doctor about pelvic pain here.
Mar 6th, 2023
6 Effective Treatments for Infertility

6 Effective Treatments for Infertility

Struggling with infertility is profoundly painful. The quest to have a family can feel like an endless road, and it's easy to lose hope. There are treatments that can help couples realize their dream of having a baby, though. Learn more here.
Feb 6th, 2023
What Makes a Pregnancy High Risk?

What Makes a Pregnancy High Risk?

Every woman wants a healthy pregnancy, but some factors put her in a high-risk category. Learn about problems a high-risk pregnancy can lead to and why excellent prenatal care is the best step you can take to ensure your health and your baby's.
Dec 2nd, 2022
 Do Ovarian Cysts go Away on Their Own?

Do Ovarian Cysts go Away on Their Own?

You’re more likely to develop an ovarian cyst in the years leading up to menopause. Often they cause no problems, but sometimes pain and other uncomfortable symptoms arise. Learn if it’s OK to leave a cyst alone and when to seek treatment.
Nov 1st, 2022
Help! I'm Leaking Urine

Help! I'm Leaking Urine

There’s nothing worse than chuckling or sneezing followed by a urine leak. Some women are more prone to urinary incontinence, and there is more than one type. Learn more about incontinence and available treatments here.
Oct 6th, 2022
Why Would I Need Frequent Pap Smears?

Why Would I Need Frequent Pap Smears?

Cervical cancer is sneaky and has few symptoms until it’s hard to treat, but Pap smear is the gold standard preventive test for cervical cancer. Learn about this critical preventive test and how often you should receive one, depending on several factors.
Sep 1st, 2022
How Often Should I Get a Mammogram?

How Often Should I Get a Mammogram?

Mammograms are the gold standard screenings for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages, but figuring out at what age you should start with screening and how often you should get tested can be confusing. Get more clarity here.
Jul 1st, 2022
Rev up Your Sex Life with MonaLisa TouchⓇ

Rev up Your Sex Life with MonaLisa TouchⓇ

Unfortunately as women age, their vaginal walls thin. This also occurs with prolonged birth control use. This causes incontinence issues, painful sex, and more. Learn about a game-changing treatment that restores your comfort and sex life again.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Your Thyroid Impacts Your Fertility

How Your Thyroid Impacts Your Fertility

Struggling with infertility is painful, and there are many possible causes to investigate. One that may surprise you is your thyroid. Learn how thyroid function can prevent pregnancy and what to do about it.
May 1st, 2022
What to Do About Vaginal Pain During Sex

What to Do About Vaginal Pain During Sex

Sex should be enjoyable, but if your vaginal tissues have thinned considerably, it becomes downright painful due to a condition called vaginal atrophy. Learn more about it and a game-changing treatment that can turn your relationship around.
Apr 1st, 2022
How Can I Support My Teen Through Her Pregnancy?

How Can I Support My Teen Through Her Pregnancy?

Teen pregnancy may be something you’d rather not think about, but it happens frequently. If your own daughter becomes pregnant, learn about how to support her despite the emotions that surround the situation. Read on to learn more.
Mar 7th, 2022
Nervous About Childbirth? Consider These Encouraging Facts

Nervous About Childbirth? Consider These Encouraging Facts

It’s only natural to have a host of concerns if you’re pregnant, and chief among them are worries about labor and childbirth that range from pain to whether your doctor will follow your birth plan. Here’s some good news about childbirth.
Feb 1st, 2022
Why Does Endometriosis Take So Long to Diagnose?

Why Does Endometriosis Take So Long to Diagnose?

One in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, a painful condition caused when your uterine lining grows outside your uterus. It’s challenging to diagnose for several reasons. Read on to learn why and about effective treatments.
Jan 1st, 2022
Myths and Facts About Prenatal Care

Myths and Facts About Prenatal Care

Myths about pregnancy and prenatal care abound. Find out about the most common prenatal care myths and some important truths. After all, fact is better than fiction when it comes to you and your baby’s health.
Dec 5th, 2021
What’s a High-Risk Pregnancy?

What’s a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Every woman who’s expecting a baby wishes for an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth, but age, certain conditions, and health history factors put you into the high-risk pregnancy category. Read on to learn how attentive care means a safer birth.
Nov 1st, 2021
I’m Infertile — Now What?

I’m Infertile — Now What?

Infertility causes an untold amount of pain for couples. If you’re a woman struggling with infertility, learn about its causes and, more importantly, the multiple treatment options you have that can increase your chances of becoming a mother.
Oct 3rd, 2021
How to Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy

How to Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy is the hope of every mother-to-be, and there are many things to consider to ensure you and your baby stay in tip-top shape. Read on to learn how prenatal care, nutrition, exercise, and more factor into a healthy nine months.
Sep 1st, 2021
I’m Leaking Urine and Need Help Stopping It

I’m Leaking Urine and Need Help Stopping It

There’s nothing more embarrassing and uncomfortable than unexpected leakage when you sneeze, laugh, or exert yourself. Read on to learn more about women’s incontinence and a wide range of treatments to bring back your comfort and confidence.
Aug 3rd, 2021

I Got an Abnormal Pap Smear: What Should I Do?

Your pap smear is an essential component of your well-woman exam. The test can find precancerous cells in your cervix so your doctor can remove them. Abnormal results do not mean that you have cervical cancer, however. Read on to learn more.
Jul 6th, 2021

5 Signs Your Vagina is Atrophying

Many menopausal women suffer from vaginal atrophy, but nursing moms and even the highly stressed-out are at risk, too. Learn about the symptoms of vaginal atrophy and a game-changing, laser-based treatment for it.
Jun 15th, 2021

The Link Between STDs and Fertility

Infertility is a painful problem for couples, but many aren’t aware that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) play a role. Screening and treatment is critical to rule out STDs as an infertility cause. Read on to learn more.
May 4th, 2021

5 Tips for Easing Menopause

Menopause is both a momentous end and an exciting beginning, but the symptoms that accompany it are hard to deal with. Learn about how you can minimize them with a targeted treatment that addresses one especially problematic symptom.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Constitutes an Abnormal Period?

Most of the time you can count on your period to arrive when you expect, but many gynecologic factors and other influences can wreak havoc with your cycle. Learn about what an abnormal period is and when to worry. Read on to learn more.
Mar 8th, 2021

Recognizing the Signs of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

About one-third of women suffer from pelvic organ prolapse at some point, a painful condition when one or more pelvic organs drop into or outside of the vagina. There are effective treatments available, including surgical options. Learn more here.
Feb 7th, 2021

Tips for Getting Ready for Conception

The importance of proper prenatal care is frequently stressed with mothers-to-be by their doctors, but it’s equally important to discuss the possibility of becoming pregnant with them. Learn why and how best to prepare here.
Jan 24th, 2021

Customizing Your Birth Plan

A birth plan is a must if you want to feel well-prepared for labor and your baby’s birth. It’s a blueprint, but a flexible one. Here’s what to consider as you create and customize it.
Dec 1st, 2020

What Can I Expect at My Prenatal Appointment?

There’s so much to learn about your baby and yourself once you become pregnant or are considering having a baby. Prenatal care is critically important to your and your baby’s health, but what happens at a prenatal appointment? Learn more here.
Nov 2nd, 2020

How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear?

Many women’s medical tests should be done annually, like mammograms, but the frequency of your Pap smear, the screening for cervical cancer, is determined by your age and other factors. Learn more here.
Oct 6th, 2020

What Causes a Pregnancy to Be High Risk?

Learning you’re expecting a baby is cause for great joy, but it also means worry, because you can be predisposed to complications. Learn about what makes a pregnancy high risk, and how tests and technology can help you have the best birth possible.
Sep 9th, 2020

The Benefits of Early Pregnancy Genetic Counseling

You’re thrilled that you’re having a baby, but want to ensure that you have complete knowledge about any inherited health problems potentially affecting your baby. Learn how early pregnancy genetic counseling is key in obtaining this information.
Aug 17th, 2020

Common Reasons Why Women Opt for a Hysterectomy

Over half a million women get hysterectomies each year. Learn why it might be the best solution for a number of health problems, including endometriosis, fibroids, and gynecologic cancer, and the different techniques performed.
Jun 26th, 2020

5 Tips for Creating a Birth Plan

You might wonder why there’s so much talk about the importance of creating a birth plan if you’re pregnant. This important document can lessen confusion around your birth preferences. Learn more here.
May 27th, 2020

7 Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

Every mom-to-be hopes for a healthy baby. Learn what you can do every day to take the best care of yourself as you experience pregnancy. Adopting or continuing healthy fitness, nutrition, and other habits make all the difference for both of you.
Apr 20th, 2020
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Incontinence — There Are Solutions

Dreading a social event because you worry a giggle will cause a urinary accident? You have a right to worry. Learn about the multiple types of incontinence, the importance of finding its cause, and the exciting treatments available now to treat it.
Mar 11th, 2020

MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Post-Pregnancy Vaginal Issues

Well-known side effects of childbirth are lack of sleep and staring blissfully at your baby for hours. Less talked about side effects include vaginal problems and pain, and there’s a minimally invasive innovative treatment that can really help.
Feb 1st, 2020

Preparing for Your Delivery

Just as athletes prepare for a competition, pregnant women should prepare for delivery, because childbirth calls upon all your mental and physical strength. Here’s how to train for it.
Jan 1st, 2020

When is Menstrual Bleeding Considered Abnormal?

When you are bleeding and in pain during your menstrual period, it can be difficult to distinguish between what is normal and what is cause for concern. Read on to learn how to tell when menstrual bleeding is considered abnormal.
Dec 1st, 2019

The Importance of Prenatal Care

Did you just find out you’re pregnant? Congratulations! Find out why it’s important to make and keep prenatal care appointments throughout your pregnancy.
Nov 1st, 2019

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—What Now?

If you’ve had a Pap smear and received abnormal results, it’s natural to feel panicked. Don't stress. Take a few deep breaths and read on to learn more about the test and the steps you can take to ensure your optimal health.
Sep 1st, 2019

Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Pregnancy during the summer months in Arizona can be rough, but when you arm yourself with knowledge and a few carefully chosen items to protect you from the heat, it can be much easier to bear.
Jun 18th, 2019
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6 Tips to Prevent Having a High-Risk Pregnancy

Most women can expect to have a routine and normal pregnancy. But in 6-8% of cases, complications arise that can put you or your baby at risk. You can reduce your chances of having a high-risk pregnancy by taking a few simple steps.
Apr 1st, 2019
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When do Ovarian Cysts Require Medical Intervention?

Ovarian cysts are harmless, aren’t they? Usually. But there does come a time when an ovarian cyst requires medical intervention. Find out more about these common cysts and what they might mean for your health.
Feb 12th, 2019
Remedy painful sex after menopause with MonaLisa Touch.

Remedy Painful Intercourse Without Hormones

If estrogen-related vaginal dryness has made sexual intercourse more painful than pleasurable, hormone therapy is no longer your only option for relief. Read on to learn why MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy could be your game-changer.
Jan 18th, 2019