Travel Vaccinations Demystified

Before embarking on a trip it is important to be properly vaccinated for a number of illnesses that can be prevented by simple vaccinations. It is key to consult your doctor for a health assessment before you travel, and ensure you have the proper vaccines. What to ask your doctor?– review vaccination history -update any […] Read More

Coping With Stress – How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for an Aging Parent or Loved One

When you’re a family member caring for an aging parent or loved one, assuming the role of primary caregiver is a tough job. Caregiving can be stressful and anxiety inducing, as well as physically taxing and socially isolating, putting family members at high risk of “caregiver burnout”. If you don’t dedicate time to yourself, your […] Read More

What Causes Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Approximately 30% of all hysterectomies performed in the United States are to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. Conservative therapy, which is now the trend, also helps to control costs and allow women to keep their uterus intact. For many women, heavy menstrual bleeding is very subjective. By definition menorrhagia is menstruation at regular cyclical intervals but […] Read More

Sugar Coated for Winter

For the next few months, those of us in colder climates will be bundling up before we head out. Here are some options: Daytime Coat A military coat is a stylish option that is often made of wool or a wool/cashmere blend. While there are slight variations, traditionally they have visible brass hardware in a […] Read More

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound

I just returned from another conference out west and had the oppurtunity to hear an excellent talk on MR Guided Focused Ultrasound. The lecture was given by Dr. Kim Butts Pauly, a brilliant scientist at Stanford Medical Center. This is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure which uses high doses of focused utlrasound waves to treat uterine […] Read More