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What is Pelvic Pain?

Are you a female with pain below your belly button? If the pain is in your lower abdomen area, where we usually feel menstrual cramps, childbirth contractions or ovulation pain, it could be pelvic pain. If so, you’re not alone. Many women feel pain in their lower abdomen at various points in their lives, often […]

How To Treat Urinary Stress Incontinence

How To Treat Urinary Stress Incontinence

How long have you put off dealing with your “leaky bladder”, or urinary stress incontinence (as it’s medically known)? Five years, ten years, decades? According to a National Association for Continence Survey, women wait 6.5 years from the onset of symptoms to seek help for their bladder control problems. Yet, the longer you leave it, the worse things […]

How Healthy Connections Help Build Our Resilience

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it kicks off the winter holiday season at our house. And while this year our celebrations are turning out to be very different from what we do traditionally, we are doing our best to embrace the changes and looking for ways to make meaningful connections with our family and […]

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

For many hundreds of years we have known the functions of three of the 4 basic drives in life-to eat, to drink, and to reproduce.  But for fourth main biological drive—to sleep—has eluded science for years.  Scientists asking “why we sleep” may have been asking the wrong question.  All animals sleep and sleep persists with […]

Resilience

Resilience

So many things come to mind just at the mention of 2020. It is a year that all of us will look back on with a clear before and after. It is a transformative time on every level and I have not met anyone who has not been affected in some way or another. For some, staying at […]

Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

It’s the end of February and we’re closing out the series on heart health.  Today I want to share with you some information about sleep.  You may have been hearing more and more about sleeps importance lately in the news.  Here is what I have been learning.Sleep is an important part of our daily routine and spend about […]

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

The AHA recommends that “individuals consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grain products, especially whole grains; choose fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, poultry, and lean meats; and eat fish, preferably oily fish, at least twice a week.”This sounds similar to the Mediterranean Diet that has been shown to be one of the best […]

Heart Health: Get Moving!

Heart Health: Get Moving!

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week.  Sounds simple doesn’t it.  But here are the questions I am asked about this recommendation.What is considered moderate?  According to the AHA moderate activity means that your heart is beating faster, but you can still carry on a conversation.  In warmer weather or […]

Women’s Heart Health

Women’s Heart Health

February. What comes to mind? Ground Hog’s Day? Leap Year? Your brother-in-law’s birthday? Valentine’s Day? I think about all of these and I am also reminded that this is the month where the medical community brings awareness to heart health.  During this month, I will be taking time to talk to you about your heart health. Did […]

My Answer to A Question I Get Asked Frequently

My Answer to A Question I Get Asked Frequently

What do my bowel habits have to do with pelvic pain or urinary problems? In this week’s blog I am going to answer a question I get frequently when I ask people about their bowel frequency, stool consistency, etc.  when they are coming in to see me about urinary issues or pelvic pain.  “Why do you […]

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