More than 500,000 people have died in America from COVID-19, and the number of positive cases nears 30 million — more than any other country worldwide. Globally, cases exceed 100 million, and there’ve been almost 3 million deaths. These numbers should alarm us all, and the traumatic experience we’ve shared in the last year shows […]
Category: Women’s Health Blog
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Important Screenings You Need Before Age 30
The CheckUp by SingleCare recently published an article about the seven medical tests you need when you turn 30, and I contributed to the topic to discuss HIV and STI screening, pelvic exams and more. Is the Big 3-0 knocking on your door? That means you’ve got quite a few things to consider, not the […]
Am I Getting Enough Sun?
We all know that sunshine is good for us. But what we aren’t always clear about is just how much sunshine we need and at what point our time in the sun starts being bad for our bodies. Sunshine, when absorbed through our skin, jumpstarts the production of vitamin D, which in turn supports the […]
Does Melatonin Affect Birth Control?
As I recently shared in POPSUGAR’s Healthy Living blog, If You’re on the Pill and You Regularly Take Melatonin, Read This Important Warning, (and restated in SleepReview Mag) melatonin use for those taking birth control pills can impact the natural cycles of your body, including hormonal and circadian rhythms. Ingesting external melatonin could impact ovulation, […]
Plan B — How It Works and the Potential Side Effects
You know what the morning-after pill is, but do you know how it works and what it does to your body to prevent pregnancy before it happens? Probably not, and that’s okay because you’re about to find out. Recently, I was featured in a Shape magazine article, “The Potential Side Effects of Plan B,” where […]
Your Expert Guide to Doctors Visits During COVID-19
When my kids were small, they tumbled through life. Sure, I cringed each time they toppled over, skinned a knee or bonked a head but I knew every small injury would lead to greater skill-mastery or emotional development. Of course, I never let them do anything seriously dangerous – we kept the knives safely stowed […]
High Blood Pressure and Birth Control – Your Options
The blog, Which Birth Control is Safest for High Blood Pressure? published on Romper covers birth control selections for those with high blood pressure. As a contributor to this piece, I’m happy to share that hypertension does not prevent you from using birth control. High blood pressure and birth control – can they coexist? They […]
Now is not the time to get pregnant, Denver health expert warns
DENVER (KDVR) – Chief Healthcare Officer at Stride Community Health Center, Dr. Savita Ginde, suggests waiting on pregnancy until effects of Covid-19 are better known. Read the full article here »
Why are my cramps so bad? 5 signs it may be more than period pain.
Women often chalk up menstrual cramping to a normal part of life with a uterus. And usually, they’re right. But some painful period symptoms are caused by underlying health issues. Every once in a while a patient asks me “why are my cramps so bad?” The answer varies, but what I want everyone to know […]
When does birth control start working?
When it comes to contraception, the pill remains the best thing since — well, the condom. By taking birth control regularly, you can take family planning into your own hands, whether you’d like to postpone parenthood or skip it all together. One common question I hear from my patients is “when does birth control start […]