From the category archives:

Is It Normal?

Question: What is the deal with HPV? Am I doomed to get cancer someday since I was  told I have it on my Pap? I don’t smoke or anything and am married but am so stressed and not sure what to do? Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a virus spread through direct skin to skin […]

Diet Tips for the New Year

by Mona Saint MD

This is always a good time of year to think about ways to make our lives healthier and I know fitness and nutrition is at the top of my list especially after the holidays! When thinking about change, it can help to specifically define your goals and rationale and write them down in a positive […]

I am in my 30’s and my PMS symptoms seem to have gotten worse over the past few years — is this common?  What’s the deal and what can I do? It is hard to tell what exact symptoms you’re having from the email, but I’ll assume that you have premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  And it […]

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Question: Okay so embarrassing…ever since I had kids I’ve had the worst hemorrhoids. It seemed to get better right after delivery but sometimes it’s still really uncomfortable. Is this normal? Anything I can do? Thanks. Hemorrhoids are very common and often first develop during pregnancy. Basically there is so much extra blood flow in your […]

Question: I have 2 girls and we would love to have a boy. I’d be fine with another girl of course, but it would be neat to have a boy especially for my husband. Do you know of anything that works? This is not an uncommon question. There are methods out there on the Internet […]

I got a frantic call from a friend who had come from the eye doctor who told her even though her vision was fine it wasn’t a good idea to be on the pill for more than a few years.  She mentioned that guys should take more responsibility for birth control and that my friend’s husband should wear condoms and […]