How much time is acceptable to spend waiting in the ER for women? I often find that my pain and circumstances are seen as “exaggerated” by doctors.

Emergency room patients are supposed to be immediately assessed and treated according to the urgency of their condition. The average ER patient in the U.S. waits around 28 minutes before they are seen by a doctor, but for most women, getting properly diagnosed and treated is more complicated than it should be. You may feel … Continued

How will Donald Trump’s new rules on birth control affect me?

On October 6, 2017, the Trump Administration published two new rules, effective immediately, undermining the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurance plans cover all 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control without copay or deductible. The new rules allow most employers to strip birth control coverage from their employees for religious reasons or for undefined “moral … Continued

Using Birth Control to Regulate or Skip Your Period

Is is safe for me to skip my periods using birth control? Many women may want to skip their periods for a number of reasons, such as travel, a busy week, painful menstruation, etc. The good news is: Doctors say it’s just as healthy to skip your period each month as it is to have … Continued

Migraines During Your Period

Why do I always get migraines when I’m on my period? Is there anything I can take to prevent these headaches?   Migraines are a fairly common experience when you’re on your period. A migraine is a severe form of headache that can cause pulsating, throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head, which … Continued

Birth Control After Childbirth

After I give birth, how soon do I need to resume my birth control to prevent getting pregnant again?   It’s possible to become pregnant very soon after having a baby, so it’s Important for new moms to think ahead about their postpartum birth control plan. It’s still possible to become pregnant even if you’re … Continued

Generic vs. Brand Name Prescription Drugs

I can’t always afford brand-name prescription drugs that my doctor recommends. Is it okay to use generic drugs instead? If you have trouble affording brand-name prescriptions, you’re not alone. According to the FDA, today, nearly 8 in 10 prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. And the good news is, generic drugs … Continued

Menopause and Hair Loss

Is it normal to lose a lot of head hair during menopause? Menopause is a natural process that all women will experience during their lives. Due to fluctuating hormone levels, the body goes through many physical changes during menopause. Like hot flashes, hair loss is a common symptom that occurs during menopause. Most women who … Continued

Safe Mammogram Alternatives for Breast Cancer Screening?

Are thermography and ultrasounds safe and beneficial alternatives for mammograms? How accurate are they and what information do they provide? Despite claims that thermography and ultrasounds are acceptable alternatives to mammograms, neither has been proven to be as good as mammography for routine breast cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer society, mammograms are still … Continued

What Are the Side-Effects of Taking Lupron Depot-PED?

My 8-year old daughter, per the recommendation of her doctor, was advised to take Lupron Depot-PED. What are the side-effects of taking this drug? Lupron Depot-PED is often prescribed for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty, or CPP for short. CPP is a condition where signs of puberty begin to develop at an … Continued