Parenting Teenagers, Part 4

Watch the Red Flags

No question about it parenting teenagers is a tough job. This is a crucial time to make a huge impact on their lives. During adolescence, there is a natural tension between parent and child. The teen is trying to separate themselves from the parents and establish their own independence. While at the same time they want you to do their laundry. There are some specific things to watch for to make sure your teen is on the right track. These are the red flags
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Q&A-What Is A Mammogram and Why Should I Get One?

Mammograms and Screening for Breast Cancer

Q: What is a mammogram and why should I get one? Read more

Flu Shots Save Lives: How The Vaccine Works And Why Your Child Needs It

Influenza is a viral illness also known as “the flu” that affects the respiratory system. It typically begins with the sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, and body aches. Read more

Parenting Teens, Part 3

Create an Environment of Openness

So this is my little boy —doctor in training —equipped with mom’s purse and dad’s stethoscope. Just before sixth grade I overheard heard him and his friends talking about something that seemed a little bit sexual. Read more

Why This Doctor Decided To Follow His Own Advice

There is an old saying in Medicine, “Medice, cura te ipsum”, which in English means, “Physician, heal thyself.” This doesn’t mean that as a physician I can’t go to the doctor or that I have to perform surgery on myself. What it does mean to me is that as a physician I should set a good example for my patients, and practice what I preach. I can’t say that I have always done that.
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Kegel, or Pelvic Floor Exercises, to treat Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Kegel’s, or Pelvic Floor Exercises, are a way for women to improve their symptoms of urinary incontinence and or early pelvic organ prolapse. These exercises will improve the tone of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Read more

How Concerned Should I Be About My Child’s Fever?

Fever is scary but when should I worry

Fever is the body fighting infection. While fever can be worrisome to parents, it is actually the body’s natural way of dealing with an infection. First, it’s important to define what fever is. Read more

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Facts everyone should know.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.

The virus is spread by vaginal, anal, or oral sex and infects almost 80 million people — both men and women — yearly. Most of those infected are in their late teens or early twenties. Read more

PCOS and You – How Healthy Living Can Get Rid of PCOS

PCOS is a frustrating and frequently misunderstood diagnosis. Increases in our scientific understanding has improved how we diagnosis and treat PCOS. Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the best thing you can do is educate yourself. Read more