Hormonal Disorders in Women

Hormonal Disorders Many women live with symptoms everyday that are a sign of a hormonal imbalance. These symptoms can include fatigue, depression, allergies, endometriosis, PMS, period disturbances and hair loss. The symptoms may be caused by many reasons, but the basic reason is there is an incorrect relationship between progesterone and estrogen levels in the […]

Zika Virus: Everything Pregnant Women Should Know

If you’re pregnant—or trying to conceive—the Zika virus is probably a top-of-mind concern right now, and with good reason: This mosquito-borne virus is dominating headlines with its scary multi-country advance and potentially devastating consequences for pregnant women and their babies. Zika surfaced just over a year ago in South America, and Brazil has been disproportionately affected, […]

Ethical Obligations and Genetic Screening

ACOG’s recent practice advisory on the use of cell-free DNA screening raises a practical ethical question for busy Ob/Gyn practitioners: How do we adequately counsel our patients before and after these tests in the current practice environment that allocates so little time to a follow-up obstetrics visit? These tests are difficult to explain to patients […]