It’s Not All In Your Head: Mental Health and Hormonal Birth Control

Jun 22, 2016 by

Once upon a time, a 26-year-old woman went to her doctor and asked to be put on the new birth control pill that allowed women to only...

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Unspoken Dangers of LEEP Procedures

Jun 21, 2016 by

Dyscariosis and the Threat of Cervical Cancer I was 33. I was in love, although more realistically heartbroken and pining.  This...

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Stroke After 23 Years on Birth Control Pills

Jun 20, 2016 by

My name is Detrease Harrison and I am 46 years old.  A month after my 44th birthday I survived a stroke in my sleep. I didn’t...

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Endometrial Ablation – Hysterectomy Alternative or Trap?

Jun 16, 2016 by

Endometrial ablation seems to be the latest “bag of tricks” in the treatment of women’s gynecological problems. It is an increasingly...

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Infertility Faux Pas: 5 Things Not to Say to Someone Struggling to Conceive

Jun 15, 2016 by

Infertility is really, really hard. It’s harder than I’ve ever even admitted to myself. It’s also deeply personal. Reminders of your...

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Jun 14, 2016 by

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom disease, is both a neurological and a sleep disorder that is common, but...

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Stroke Caused By the Birth Control Pill

Jun 13, 2016 by

I thought I was safe using the birth control pill. Even though I was older than the typical birth control pill user, my doctor felt...

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Zika Microcephaly and the Problem with Smoking Gun Medicine

Jun 9, 2016 by

We like smoking guns in modern medicine. Identify the pathogen, kill the pathogen, and develop a vaccine to prevent pathogenic...

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Weight Gain and Hormonal Contraceptives

Jun 8, 2016 by

Once upon a time, a 26-year-old woman went to her doctor and asked to be put on the new birth control pill that allowed women to only...

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Ostrich Medicine: Shouldn’t We Recognize Host Defenses?

Jun 7, 2016 by

Everyone is aware of the proverb about the ostrich with its head in the sand. It has been a recurrent problem in medicine throughout...

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