Women’s Health

Meeting Women’s Healthcare Needs in Niagara County

General Physician, PC Expanding in Niagara County Buffalo-based medical group acquires Lockport women’s health practice Buffalo, N.Y. (June 28, 2019): General Physician, PC is pleased to announce the addition of a new medical practice. On July 10, Eastern Niagara Obstetrics and Gynecology will become General Physician, PC Obstetrics and Women’s Health — Lockport. The office will remain at its curr... »

Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Breast Cancer Screening is Important – Early Detection Saves Lives! One in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and their risk for developing breast cancer increases with age. Fortunately, mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths. A non-invasive x-ray, mammograms can detect cancer early when it is most treatable and long before it can be felt, improving the odds of survival and... »

Don’t miss a beat regarding women’s heart health

Heart disease might be seen as something that predominantly affects men, but women are not immune to this potentially deadly condition. In fact, doctors and health care professionals advise women to take serious heed of heart disease, which claims more female lives than breast cancer, other cancers, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease combined. The American Heart Association indicates tha... »

When Should A Woman See A Urogynecologist?

By Dr. Armen Kirakosyan, M.D. It is common for women to be unsure as to the type of physician to contact when they experience symptoms that affect their urological, gynecological, and gastrointestinal health. Fortunately, women who believe they may require multiple specialists for these problems can see a Urogynecologist. What is a urogynecologist? A urogynecologist is a physician who has complete... »

Flower Sale for a Good Cause!

The Ovarian Cancer Project, founded in 2012 is Western New York’s most trusted resource for women with ovarian cancer. The organization provides professionally facilitated support groups, mentoring, resources and information for women with ovarian cancer as well as their families. All proceeds of the sale directly support these specific programs, including the organization’s signature “Comfort &am... »

Scarless Gynecologic Surgery?

Women have more options than ever before with minimally invasive single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) By Annette Pinder More than 20 years ago, having a hysterectomy or any other gynecological surgery was considered major, often requiring a 10-day hospital stay and round-the-clock nursing care. Over the years things changed, with the introduction of laparoscopic surgery, which was far less ... »

Understanding Endometriosis

Strange Migrations and Killer Cramps
 – Understanding Endometriosis According to the National Institute of Health, endometriosis is linked to pain and infertility for many women. It occurs when cells like those which line the uterus (the endometrium) attach to other tissues and grow inside the lower belly. These out-of-place cells can be the start of a problem that can last a lifetime. Endom... »

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise can pay big dividends for women who are pregnant Exercise plays a vital role in long-term health. When combined with a healthy diet, exercise can help men, women and children lower their risk for injury and potentially debilitating diseases like diabetes and heart disease. “Exercise can even pay dividends for women who are pregnant,” says Ashley Draper, of Jada Blitz Training. Draper, who... »

What is Cosmetic Gynecology?

What is Cosmetic Gynecology? by Annette Pinder Cosmetic gynecology is a relatively new field in cosmetic and plastic surgery. It is a also a very personal subject, and one that few women discuss with one another or even with their physicians. But nature, gravity, childbirth, genetics, age, and chronic pelvic health issues can cause undesirable or painful changes to the female vaginal anatomy. And ... »

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

I don’t know what’s happening to me and I don’t want to talk about it! By Annette Pinder Pelvic organ prolapse or POP, is something most women don’t want to talk or think about, but it is relatively common. Quite simply, it is the dropping of the pelvic organs caused by loss of normal support of the vagina. It occurs due to weakness or damage to the pelvic floor that holds up the pelvic organs. If... »

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