Women’s Health


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...

Radiation therapy after lumpectomy

26 Dec 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Are breast cancer patients being treated longer than necessary? Why undergo 5 to 7 weeks of radiation when 3 weeks suffice? According a new research (citation below), physicians are slow to change their practice despite women's preference for a shorter course of treatment for many reasons:...