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Recently, we answered readers’ questions on the CA 125 test for detecting ovarian cancer. Today we will follow up with a discussion on the early symptoms of ovarian cancer and some of the risk factors and protective factors. Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of death among the gynecological cancers. The most common type […]

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I keep getting that email that talks about the CA 125 test for ovarian cancer and to ask your doctor. I did ask my doctor and she said it really wasn’t a good test, but we didn’t have time to discuss. What are your thoughts on it? I know ovarian cancer is an awful cancer. […]

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Since I receive so many questions on birth control, I have decided to do a series on the various birth control options available. In this issue I thought I would start with listing the different methods and then will discuss the birth control pill. Fortunately, we are very lucky to have so many great methods […]

How to Find a Good Doctor

by Mona Saint MD

I am moving out of state and am wondering if you have any recommendations on how to find a doctor? It can be very difficult to find a good doctor. You might first check with your current physician, as sometimes they have colleagues in the town you’re moving to. Also, asking trusted neighbors, moms, and […]

Many women struggle with menopausal symptoms and opt to take hormone replacement during this time. Hormone replacement consists of estrogen and progesterone and it can be taken orally, via patches, and as creams and gels. There are always many questions regarding hormones, given how difficult the perimenopause and menopause can be, and with the various […]

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who start out their pregnancy obese have a significantly higher risk of having babies with birth defects. Some of these abnormalities include neural tube defects, spina bifida, heart abnormalities, cleft lip and palate, and brain abnormalities. Fortunately, the overall risk of […]

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Too Tired For Intimacy

by Mona Saint MD

I am 36 and my husband wants to have sex a lot more than I do. Sometimes I pretend I’m sleeping because I don’t have the energy anymore after a full day with the kids. Is this awful? Great question- this is such a common situation, that I get this type of question all the […]

Two studies just released in the British Medical Journal both found ways to effectively treat and prevent postpartum depression without antidepressant medications. One study found that patients who received counseling from a trained nurse had significantly less postpartum depression at 6 months postpartum than the group that did not receive any special counseling.

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Researchers in this study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in overweight and obese women, weight loss of about 17 lbs significantly reduced urinary incontinence symptoms.  This study may help to ease some women’s fears about incontinence during exercise. Weight loss, of course, has many health benefits in those overweight, including reduction […]

Trying to Conceive

by Mona Saint MD

I am 34 and we’ve been trying to get pregnant for about 6 months and I’m not sure whether to be worried. I had an early miscarriage 3 years ago and have a healthy 2 year old at home. Both times I got pregnant right away. Should I be concerned? I can imagine your concern […]