Summer is here and it brought the heat with it. With a hot environment comes fun in the sun, bronze tans and summer activities. However, it does bring the need to use proper precautions as well. Proper SPF coverage to protect from harmful UV rays and hydration are necessary to keep in top shape… read more
If you’re a new mom, congratulations! You’re about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
One of the first things you will do as a new mom is feed your baby. If you have chosen to breastfeed, these pointers will help you better understand what to eat while breastfeeding.
As we go through stages of life, we can’t forget that our vaginal health is coming right along with us. Our body’s ecosystems are changing as we age and our needs begin to morph and grow.
Vaginal health in your 20's.
Your 20's is a prime time for reproduction.… read more
Pregnancy is a journey that only a woman is fortunate enough to experience. There may be strange cravings and morning sickness on the docket, but there’s also the gift of a child. Women also may get trapped with the excuse of ‘eating for two’ when pregnant and experiencing cravings, sometimes… read more
Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease and is commonly spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 80% of people will get an HPV infection in their lives, making it the most common STI in the United States.
How do… read more
While reducing fat does give a person a slimmer appearance, this is only a side-perk in the bigger picture of why losing fat is a good idea! Did you know that there are four different kinds of fat? They all serve a different kind of function and some are more dangerous than others.
Looking to add a new family member to the family this year? A simple way to enhance chances of fertility and overall reproductive health is adding more antioxidants to your diet.
The thyroid is the butterfly shaped gland at the base of the throat. It is a part of the endocrine system and manages the anabolic and metabolic… read more
In school we are briefly taught about sexually transmitted diseases at a very young age. A few classes with a pat on the back and we are sent out into a world, unknowingly unprepared, dealing with diseases in a society that pretends they don’t exist.
They’re very real and, if left… read more
Before we get into the incredible feats a fetus achieves within approximately 42 weeks, take a moment to think about the short amount of time that it takes to bring a human into the world and where they came from - two reproductive cells, invisible to the naked eye. There’s a lot to be… read more
One of the questions we get asked frequently is “Is my discharge normal?”
The most well-known fluid to women is the blood that results from her menstruation. However, did you know that we have five different kinds of discharge throughout our monthly cycle?
These fluids can… read more
Most are aware of two popular… read more
The holiday season is the most stressful time of the year. From travel plans to picking out the perfect gifts, stress can pile up rather quickly. In addition to slowing down your immune system, stress has an adverse effect on several bodily functions, including:
With most diseases, including breast cancer, early detection can mean the difference between survival and death. Mammograms are one of the first steps in detecting breast cancer.
The spookiest month of the year reminds us of one of the scariest diseases around – breast cancer. Recognizing the signs and getting diagnosed early can mean the difference between life and death.
‘Cancer’ is one of the most frightening words in the English dictionary. It translates to feelings of uncertainty, confusion and instability. Gynecologic cancer is unique to the female reproductive system. According to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, every year about 100,000 women get… read more
Our physicians often educate pregnant patients on a variety of myths. In the article below, we debunk some of the most common ones. As you read through them, keep in mind that every pregnancy is different and you should follow your doctor’s instructions above all else.
To schedule an… read more
A lot of changes can occur in a woman’s body in 12 months. Left undiagnosed or untreated, some of those changes could lead to infertility, terminal cancer and more.
This is why the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends an annual gynecological exam for all… read more
Inducing labor at 41 weeks gestation may lower cesarean rates in pregnant women without compromising the health of their baby, finds a study in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers at the University of Florida performed a systematic review of 16 randomized controlled trials… read more
The Essure procedure is the first and only FDA approved permanent birth control procedure to have zero pregnancies in the clincal trails.
What is the Essure procedure?
Essure is different than the traditional method of a surgical tubal ligation. With Essure, there is no… read more
Did you know that 70% of women who get breast cancer have no family history or other risk factors for the disease?
Did you know that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 20-59?
South Bay OB/GYN is proud to announce that we are offering a new test that… read more
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) appears to be more common than previous estimates indicated, including among women who are virgins, according to a study in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers found that BV was prevalent among 27% of nearly 2,000 young, healthy women entering… read more
As many of the baby boomers are approaching the menopause there is great interest in hormone replacement therapy. Since the WHI (Women's Health Initiative) Study, women have become frightened to use estrogen and have been looking for alternatives to reduce their troubling menopausal… read more
Adolescence, or puberty is the period between 10 and 20 years of age. Children start having physical and emotional changes secondary to the hormones, progesterone and estrogen in girls, and testosterone in boys.
The transition from Childhood to Adulthood is not easy for them… read more
Many patients believe that if they are seeing a doctor in a small or solo practice, that they will have "more personal care". Good health care however, is not a personal issue. It is a medical issue.
Having a heathy baby requires nine months of care and then a long labor course with a… read more
Unwanted leakage of urine in women is a very common problem. It is also a source of great embarrassment and therefore, often not revealed to the doctor unless specifically asked. Older women often think it is a normal part of aging and others may think there is nothing they can do about it.… read more
Often, patients ask "why not just do a cesarian section?". When a patient is in labor and they are frightened, it often seems like the quick way to have the baby and not have to worry about pain. This is not a good time to be asking about a cesarian section.
While you are pregnant and… read more