DO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER?, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on December 13, 2017

Does Hormonal Contraception Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the association between the use of hormonal contraception (oral contraceptives, hormone-releasing IUD’s, hormonal patches, hormone-releasing vaginal rings) and breast cancer. The authors looked at data from 1.8 million women ages 15 to 49 in Denmark, followed on average for 10.9 years.  They found

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WHAT IS CHRONIC HYPERTENSION?, Simi Gupta, MD (Digital)

By on December 5, 2017

What is Chronic Hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure and chronic hypertension refers to patients who had high blood pressure before they became pregnant or developed it early in pregnancy.  This is different from a special kind of high blood pressure that some women get during pregnancy called pre-eclampsia.  Pre-eclampsia usually develops in the second

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WHAT IS DYSPAREUNIA?, Aren Gottlieb, MD (Digital)

By on November 10, 2017

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What is Dyspareunia? Let’s talk about sex and pain. Painful intercourse is called Dyspareunia (pronounced dis-paroonia) and can be a serious medical problem. Dyspareunia affects females more than males. Anatomically, pain can arise in the labia, clitoris or the vagina. Women may experience pain superficially at the entrance to the vagina or deeper during penetration

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DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AT CARNEGIE HILL, Christina McGeough, MPH, RD, CDE (Video)

By on November 8, 2017

Managing diabetes can be complicated, even confusing, especially when you’re diagnosed when pregnant. Working with a certified diabetes educator is the best way to get the support that you need. Christina McGeough, a certified diabetes educator at Carnegie Hill, and Dr. Ann Albright, director of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation spoke with Joan Lunden

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