The Menstrual Cup By Dana Humes-Goff, APN, CNM, DNP

Menstrual Cup

How would you like to have a healthy, inexpensive and ecological alternative to pads and tampons during your period? Many women have discovered menstrual cups; a feminine hygiene product made of flexible medical grade silicone that is shaped like a bell with a stem. The bell-shaped cup seals around the cervix, and every 4–24 hours…

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Yes, You Can Get Relief From GSM! By Dr. Kaleb Jacobs, DO, OB/GYN

Yes, You Can Get Relief from GSM

Vulvovaginal atrophy, also referred to as vaginal atrophy, urogenital atrophy, or atrophic vaginitis, results from estrogen loss and is associated with vulvovaginal complaints like dryness, burning, and painful intercourse in menopausal women. Urinary complaints are not uncommon, including frequency and recurrent bladder infections, which is why a newer term “genitourinary syndrome of menopause” or GSM…

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Dense Breast Tissue & Mammograms By Renee Alwan Percell, PA-C

Expanded Coverage for Diagnostic Mammograms

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and second leading cause of cancer death in American women, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Mammogram screenings should begin for the general population at age 40. Regular mammograms can find breast changes that could be cancer years before physical symptoms develop.…

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Cheers to 2018! By Dr. Michele Couri, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Dr Couri

With the beginning of a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for allowing the Couri Center for Gynecology and Integrative Women’s Health the opportunity to be your women’s healthcare provider. It truly is an honor to have the privilege of caring for such wonderful and kind-hearted women as…

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Lessons from the Japanese by Terry Polanin, MSN, APN


Last summer I had the privilege of traveling to China and Japan with my husband who attended an international conference. I felt compelled to share some of my impressions of the Japanese culture, as we Americans can learn much from their healthy, gentle, well-ordered customs. Our time in Japan was limited to Tokyo, one of…

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Is Fruit the Foe? by Leslie Rusch-Bayer, RD, LDN, CPT


On a daily basis I am discussing weight loss strategies with women of all sizes. I am always surprised by the quantity of patients who have eliminated or strictly limit fruit intake because they believe fruit is causing weight gain or limiting weight loss. I understand the concern many people face regarding weight as the…

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Cologuard® by Dr. Michele Couri, MD, FACOG, ABIHM


“Life is a one time offer, use it well.” ~UNKNOWN Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The risk of colon cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50, and 4 out of 5 people diagnosed with colon cancer have no prior family history of it. However, 1 in 3 adults over…

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Nurturing Self-Care by Hope Placher, PA-C, IFMCP


I’ve been thinking a lot about a common phrase I hear from many of my patients: “It’s time to take care of myself again.”  I love hearing those words, but it’s easy to draw the conclusion that for a period of time, you may not have been caring for yourself at all! Have you been there?…

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