Evidence based medicine is a science-based approach to healthcare. Well-founded research should be the guiding force behind every doctor’s medical decisions, but that’s not always the case.
Women’s Health Blog
Postpartum depression (PPD) can be scary, confusing and overwhelming, but hope and help are available. Dr. Diane Christopher answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding PPD.
The minor inconvenience of menstrual periods for civilian women can be a major hassle for women soldiers deployed to the field for months, or even years, at a time. Fortunately, there are several safe options available to women who need to have better control of menstrual bleeding.
Dr. Holmes discusses the growing number of patients curious about natural childbirth or giving birth with the least medical intervention possible, particularly anesthesia and pain medication.
Many of the women experience abnormally heavy bleeding during their periods and think that they have to just live with it. That’s just not the case. Treatment options like endometrial ablation or birth control can provide relief.
The Pap test, performed along with a pelvic exam, screens for cervical cancer and when appropriate the human papillomavirus (HPV). Medical professionals interpreting modern research are finding that annual screenings may produce unnecessary anxiety and cost for women without reducing cervical cancer risk.
Potential harmful effects of marijuana on pregnancy and an unborn child are currently underfunded, leaving many women looking for answers.
As Americans, we see few dreaded infectious diseases anymore. Dr. Santoro explains why widespread vaccination for common infectious diseases is the safe, socially responsible and smart decision.
Going under the knife is a big decision for any patient. But almost as important is assessing and selecting the best surgeon, which can be challenging. Ask these questions to find out if your surgeon should operate on you.