Blog Archive

8 Causes of Osteoporosis Apr 14th, 2021

While osteoporosis can affect anyone, women suffer from the disease much more often. By the age of 65, almost 5 times more women than men show signs of the disease. Minor stresses that were once no issue can now lead to bone breaks. Osteoporosis can cause vertebrae in the back...

Talking to Your Gynecologist About Birth Control Options Mar 14th, 2021

If you’re like many people, talking about your sex life and family planning is deeply personal, so discussing birth control can be embarrassing. At the same time, while sharing information with trusted friends could make the conversation more comfortable, what works for a friend still may not be the best...

COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy Feb 23rd, 2021

Plenty of misinformation has spread about vaccines in general and COVID-19 vaccines are at the top of the news cycle in early 2021. There has never been an effort to create effective vaccines in such a short span of time before, so some people could be wary about safeguards being...

6 Signs of Hormone Imbalance Jan 14th, 2021

You can think of hormones as your body’s messenger service. Hormones fall under the purview of your endocrine system, produced by glands throughout the body, and they deliver chemical messages that transmit your brain’s instructions. Sometimes, however, your hormones shift out of balance. Most commonly, women undergo these hormonal changes...

5 Reasons to Consider Minimally Invasive Surgery Dec 6th, 2020

Sometimes, gynecologic care involves surgical procedures. If you need surgery, you might be worried about dealing with a long recovery period or significant scarring that could last for years a long time after your procedure. Shorter recovery periods and reduced scarring are just two of the reasons Alexandra Pellicena, MD,...

Benefits of an IUD for Birth Control Nov 5th, 2020

Are you interested in a birth control method that lasts for years but can still be reversed at any time? Consider the flexibility and effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD).  IUDs, both hormonal and non-hormonal, can prevent unwanted pregnancy for multiple years, leaving you free...

Heavy Periods: Could It Be Endometriosis? Oct 9th, 2020

If your monthly periods are a regular time of trial — with heavy bleeding, nauseating cramps, or overwhelming fatigue impeding your ability to live your life the way you want to — you should know that you’re not alone. And there could be an underlying medical reason for your symptoms....

Telemedicine and OB/GYN Sep 11th, 2020

In 2020, people around the world have put important medical decisions on hold as they work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Until vaccines and more effective treatments become available, keeping social distance and wearing a face mask remain the best way to decrease the spread of the virus,...

Social distancing in an OB/Gyn office Aug 20th, 2020

Since early 2020, we all have been working diligently to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the disease COVID-19 is extremely contagious and appears largely to be spread through respiratory droplets. One of the best tools available to limit COVID-19 spread is social...

How to Manage My Gynecology Care in the Age of COVID-19 Jul 9th, 2020

People have been coping with the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to every part of their lives. In addition to maintaining a safe social distance, wearing a face mask, practicing increased hygiene and hand-washing, you need to consider how to safely handle the risk of COVID-19 transmission in...

COVID-19 and pregnancy Jun 9th, 2020

Pregnancy is special in many ways: It’s a time of joy and anticipation, it’s a time of bonding and growth, and it’s a time when you have to take extra measures to keep yourself and your developing baby strong and healthy.  Under normal circumstances, this means the usual — eating...