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Breastfeeding – new recommendations

02 Feb 2016 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) just released new recommendations for breastfeeding and you can read them here: ACOG breastfeeding Main points: Although most women in the United States initiate breastfeeding, more than one half wean earlier than they desire. The American College of...

Menopausal (secondary) Vaginismus

14 Aug 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Women's Health

Menopausal (secondary) vaginismus is characterized by the gradual onset of penetration difficulty after having enjoyed many years of normal, pain-free vaginal function. Diagnosing Secondary Vaginismus Lisa, a 60 years old professional lady in a happy marriage for the past 30 years, arrived for her appointment quite distraught:...

Recent articles about women’s health

09 May 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Caner: Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say.  "There is better surgery, better chemo and better ways to deliver the chemo. More recently, there has also been a...

Current literature update

28 Jan 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

The following are recent articles and research papers that may be of great interest to you: Skip your annual physical, an Op-Ed from the New York Times, 08 January 2015. Excerpts: "Around 45 million Americans are likely to have a routine physical this year — just as...