Women’s Health

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 ... »

October 21 is National Mammography Day

by Renae Kimble In 1993, then President William Clinton proclaimed the third Friday in the month of October as National Mammography Day. On this day and throughout the entire month of October women are encouraged to make a mammogram appointment with their health care provider. Women lead extremely busy lives – raising families, pursuing careers, chauffeuring their children, contributing time and t... »

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... »

Midwives – A Unique Birthing Approach

By Katie Coleman Midwives are trained health professionals who have the skills and expertise to help women maintain healthy pregnancies and experience optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. They provide women with unique care to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered model of maternity care utilized throughout the world, ... »

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is designated to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from cervical cancer. According to 2015 projections, the American Cancer Society estimated about 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer would be diagnosed in one year and about 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer. However, cervical cancer can be prevented through vaccination with hum... »

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