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Posted on July 14, 2020

It is with sadness that we are saying "Goodbye" to one of our beloved physicians, Dr. Peter Judge, as he embarks on his adventures of retirement. 

Dr. Judge has a few words to share with you before his departure: 

"I have had the pleasure of practicing… read more

Posted on June 5, 2020

On the scale of major life events, giving birth certainly earns a spot at the top.  With advice on how to prepare for labor coming at you from all sides, take a deep breath and peruse some solid concepts to help make the experience positive and easy. 

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Posted on April 17, 2020

We all experience stress. How we address it can mean the difference between fast aging and living longer.
Our body’s natural reply to stress involves the release of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream, producing a fight or flight… read more

Posted on April 3, 2020

When you make an appointment with a new gynecologist, there are forms to fill out and questions to answer. 
From your medical history to the medications you are on, many of these questions are easy to answer. However, when it comes to discussing sexual history… read more

Posted on January 29, 2020

As a new year has just begun, focusing on your health and ensuring that you’re up to date on doctor appointments is vital. An annual wellness check for women is essential, so if you’ve been letting those yearly appointments slide, here are some reasons to make your 2020… read more

Posted on January 29, 2020

Staying healthy takes a concerted effort, but with a little planning, the year 2020 can be the time for a “New Year, New You!” Small steps, as well as significant steps, count. Here are some simple ways to take your wellness to an all-time high and feel… read more

Posted on December 16, 2019

Navigating holiday festivities can be tough for anyone, but if you are pregnant there are few more things you need to remember during the holiday season. With some adjustments, you can be celebrating along with your friends and family!

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Posted on December 16, 2019

One of the most painful and irritating experiences can be having a urinary tract infection (UTI). The urinary tract encompasses any part of your urinary system including kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. 

UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary… read more

Posted on December 16, 2019

We love getting to know our new patients.  Below are some important steps to prepare for your OB/Gyn visit. 

We understand that your first visit to our office or your first visit to a gynecologist can be a bit nerve-wracking. Being prepared for your… read more

Posted on November 6, 2019

If you're pregnant, you might be rightfully curious about your water breaking, like when it will happen and what it will feel like. Besides that, you will also want to know what to do next. It's important to recognize the signs of your water breaking and know what it… read more

Posted on October 11, 2019

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, and you'd like to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy, you may want to keep up your usual exercise routine. But should you? 
 
The easy answer is, of course, yes. Studies have shown that… read more

Posted on September 12, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is an endocrine disorder that is a commonly cited cause of infertility in women, affecting one out of every eight women. When a woman suffers from PCOS, her reproductive hormones are abnormal, which often leads to irregular or no… read more

Posted on September 4, 2019

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is any disease that spreads primarily through sexual contact, in which one sexual partner passes the disease-causing organism to the other during sexual contact. Because STDs are generally only transmitted during sex, these are among… read more

Posted on August 6, 2019

It helps to see your OB/GYN as your partner in reproductive health. If you can see your relationship as a partnership, you should be more open in your communication and with making sure you keep your appointments.  
 
Because it is a health… read more

Posted on July 5, 2019

pH is not just something you measure in your fish tank. It is a measure of how basic or acidic a chemical is when it’s in water which has a neutral pH of 7. Anything lower is considered acidic and anything higher is considered basic. Our bodies are composed of chemicals… read more

Posted on June 14, 2019

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… read more

Posted on May 14, 2019

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… read more

Posted on April 5, 2019

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… read more

Posted on March 19, 2019

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… read more

Posted on February 13, 2019

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… read more

Posted on January 28, 2019

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… read more

Posted on January 18, 2019

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.

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Posted on January 17, 2019

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

Posted on December 14, 2018

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… read more

Posted on November 20, 2018

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.… read more

Posted on November 20, 2018

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?

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Posted on November 20, 2018

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Posted on November 19, 2018

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: … read more

Posted on November 16, 2018

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.

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Posted on November 2, 2018

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. 

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Posted on October 18, 2018

‘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… read more

Posted on August 23, 2018

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.… read more

Posted on September 14, 2017

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… read more

Posted on October 28, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 28, 2015

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.… read more

Posted on October 28, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 27, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 26, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 26, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 26, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 26, 2015

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… read more

Posted on October 26, 2015

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.

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