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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

May 28, 2021 “Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” That’s the question I get asked most these days from my pregnant patients, those who have recently given birth and those who are thinking about getting pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and professional organizations including the American College of Gynecology (ACOG) and […]

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Does Menopause Keep You Awake at Night?

By Stephanie Gore, MD MPH FACOG | Obstetrics & Gynecology Hormones affect your mood and sleep, especially as you age. In fact, about 61 percent of women who are past menopause (the one-year anniversary of your last period) and almost 80 percent of women who are in perimenopause (when your body starts to transition toward menopause) […]

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Heart Disease in Women: Are you at Risk?

By Kola Dushaj  MD  FACP  FHM | Internal Medicine Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in four female deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, there are some key differences […]

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The Best Gift For Mother’s Day

By Caroline DeFilippo, MD MPH | Internal Medicine  I hear the same story repeated every single day in my office. “I’ve been so busy taking care of my children, my aging parents, and my family, getting them scheduled with their doctors, that I hardly have time to make an appointment for myself. I feel as though […]

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5 Things You Should Question If You Have Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

By Lyda E. Rojas Carroll, MD FACS | Breast Surgery  What is the stage and type of cancer?  This can be answered by testing a tissue sample, commonly known as biopsy, which can be done using either ultrasound mammogram or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  This radiographic testing along with a breast exam can tell you the […]

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I’m 55. Do I Need an Annual Physical?

By Lisa R. Bardack, MD | Internal Medicine For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early 20th century when life insurance companies began requiring checkups over the life of a policy. Doctors embraced the […]

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