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Don’t Let Sexual Dysfunction Keep You Down

Sexual well-being is an important part of any person’s life, and when things aren’t going well or working right, it can be embarrassing and difficult to talk about with your sexual partner and your doctor. But it doesn’t have to be, and your life does not have to be dictated

What To Do When Psoriasis Affects Your Largest Sexual Organ

Ever since we were infants, skin-to-skin contact meant closeness, calm and intimacy. So when disorders of the skin like Psoriasis interfere with such an important sexual organ (the skin, our largest by far), there are consequences. Psoriasis is more than a skin condition; it can affect everything from your self-esteem

The Longevity of the “Afterglow”

The postcoital feeling of deep connection, known as the “afterglow” is something couples can rely on to continue for a long time after the actual sexual encounter, according to a new report. The title, “Quantifying the Afterglow” published in Psychological Science, may sound like scientists are breaking it down beyond

Thyroid Gland: Both an Under and Overachiever

A tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck has an important role in overall well-being; it helps regulate body temperature as well as metabolism (how fast you burn calories). When the thyroid is under-performing or over-performing, issues start to crop up and women, who this mostly affects, begin

A Pollen That Banishes…Hot Flashes

  For women going through the menopausal transition, there’s no better discovery than a safe, natural, nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes that really works. So a study just presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists caught our eye. It focused on an over-the-counter

USPSTF Pelvic Exams; Dr. Simon Responds

Despite Recent Report, You Still Need an Annual Pelvic Exam Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that, “the current evidence is ‘insufficient’ to determine the balance of benefits and harms of the pelvic exam.” The USPSTF then made the recommendation to discontinue routine pelvic exams for women

USPSTF Pelvic Exams Response for Healthcare Professionals

USPTF Rebuttal: Why Women Still Need Pelvic Exams Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that there is limited evidence to support doing routine pelvic exams for women who are healthy and not pregnant. They say: “There is limited evidence regarding the diagnostic accuracy and harms of the

NAMS Reply to the USPSTF Guidelines

Released July 1, 2016 Under the editorship of NAMS Executive Director JoAnn V. Pinkerton MD, NCMP, First to Know presents commentary on the latest, breaking scientific articles as suggested by members of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the leading nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to improving women’s health and quality