I was recently speaking with a dermatologist and this subject came up: What anti-aging things can women do to keep their skin looking youthful? The person asking had used Retin-A in the past and had experienced hyperpigmentation as a result. She was interested in what she could do […]
June is National Safety Month. Among many of the topics addressed, “Prescription drugs are one the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older.” – Health.gov The primary drugs of concern and of abuse and overuse are the following: Opioids—used to relieve pain, such as Vicodin®, OxyContin®, […]
Put The Past In Front Of You: A look at the projected health implications of new anti-abortion legislation
This article is not about being pro-life or pro-choice. It is a fact-based glimpse into the past and a look at current stats around the world. Millions of abortions occur yearly worldwide. 55.7 million to be exact. They occur in every country, within every socio-economic class, at every […]
When you first have a kid, the rules for car seats are everywhere. How they should be strapped in, which way they are facing and the weight requirements are the top car-safety priority. As the parent of a pre-teen, I realize how far removed I am from updated […]
Dr. Shelly Agarwal and Dr. Wendy McDonald (Dr. Every Woman) share what happens during a routine gynecologist visit. This will take the mystery and hopefully the fear out of the visit. Get the most out of your GYN exam by knowing what to expect. Thanks for following. Tell […]
It’s a question I’m asked frequently in the office… Dr. McDonald, is it okay if I don’t have my period? or… My period is pretty heavy. Is this too much? In this post, I’ll break down when it is okay to skip a period and when it is […]
Endometriosis commercials are everywhere. I CAN KEEP PUSHING THROUGH MY ENDO PAIN OR I CAN… Ad for Orlissa The thing about marketing like this is that it makes anyone and everyone think that they have the disorder. You think- “I have pain around my menstrual cycle, so maybe […]
So global warming isn’t a thing? Presently, here in Chicago we are breaking records. The temperature has BROKEN the record for the coldest temperature on January 30th in Chicago ever. The temperature dipped to 21 degrees below zero and the wind chill is less than 50 below. The […]
Here’s the usual story: Doc, I’ve been itching. My vagina itches on the outside, more on one side than the other. Over-the-counter yeast medications don’t work, and the symptoms are sometimes worst at night. Well, here are your favorite OBGYN’s top five usual suspects and what you can do about them.
What is a Pap test and what does it mean if yours is abnormal? Learn about this, HPV, and more in this blog post.