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Get smart about dense breast tissue

Dense breast tissue on mammogram is a normal finding but is linked to increased risk for cancer detection problems and possibly developing invasive breast cancer.

Oct 25th, 2017
Femlift office laser therapy

With direction from colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic and with training and support from Alma Laser specialists, we provide the latest technology in treating a number of vaginal and bladder issues with fractionated CO2 vaginal laser therapy.

Sep 25th, 2016
Latest Gyn Surgery

Dr. Swor and Dr. Kash have developed the Southeast US Regional Gyn Surgery Center for Ultra Low Impact Gyn Surgery.

Jul 14th, 2016
Microlaparoscopy

Dr. Kash and Dr. Swor had another “first” today at Cape Surgery Center, Sarasota Memorial’s Ambulatory Surgery Facility.

Feb 11th, 2016
Exercise in Pregnancy- new guidelines from ACOG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advised pregnant women to exercise more often because nearly half of US women gain too much weight while they’re pregnant.

Nov 24th, 2015
Yeast and Vulvodynia

As we have suspected for years, research now suggests that some women develop an allergic type reaction to even small levels of Candida or other yeast organisms present in the genital area.

Aug 18th, 2015
Think Healthy- avoiding germs!

The holiday season brings family get-togethers, lots of food and, unfortunately, germs. But there are things you can do to help protect your health during the holidays.

Feb 15th, 2015
Lifestyle Risks and Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Association, an estimated 216,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2004.

Feb 15th, 2015
Yo-yo Dieting Can Hurt The Heart

Older women who lose weight and gain it back again may be increasing their risk for heart disease, Wake Forest University researchers report.

Feb 15th, 2015
Hysterectomy & Alternatives

Every year, over 400,000 American women have surgery to remove part or all of the uterus. We say that these are hysterectomy-related surgeries. Sometimes, a related procedure will be done at the same time, such as removing one or both ovaries, or some...

Feb 13th, 2015
HPV Prevention

Research around Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a now well-established cause of cervical cancer, is potentially at a turning point, which could lead to groundbreaking preventative possibilities, cutting down the rate of transmission.

Feb 13th, 2015
Move It & Lose It

Trying to control your weight? Exercising in short spurts may prevent the scale from moving in the wrong direction.

Feb 13th, 2015
Tylenol to Come With New Warning

Caps on bottles of the popular pain reliever Tylenol that are sold in the United States will soon come with warnings alerting consumers to the potential for liver failure and even death, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Feb 13th, 2015
Nearly 60% of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable

Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence.

Feb 13th, 2015
Health Reform

Beginning Oct. 1, consumers can use a new health insurance exchange in their state to apply for health coverage. Depending on when you enroll, that coverage could kick in as early as Jan. 1, 2014.

Feb 13th, 2015
Mammography Updates

Back in 2009, new guidelines were released about the timing of screening mammograms for breast cancer.

Feb 13th, 2015
Colposcopy Q&A

This is a special type of diagnostic examination used for women, and less frequently for men.

Feb 8th, 2015
Cryotherapy Q&A

Cervical cryotherapy is a gynecological treatment that freezes a section of the cervix.

Feb 8th, 2015
Vaginal Infection Fact Sheet

Most women have had a vaginal infection. Typically, the infection itself was not serious, but was such an irritation that it required treatment.

Feb 8th, 2015
Deciding on Gyn Surgery

Millions of American women suffer needlessly from pelvic pain, bleeding problems and other gynecologic problems.

Feb 8th, 2015
Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a common gyn disorder related to endometriosis.

Feb 8th, 2015
LASH Handout

Lash is a specialized advanced Gyn surgery procedure.

Feb 8th, 2015
Endometriosis Surgery

Endometriosis (“endo” for short) is a common cause of pelvic pain, affecting millions of American women.

Feb 8th, 2015
Getting the Best Calcium

Strong healthy bones are important to an active healthy life. Everyone needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones.

Feb 8th, 2015
DIM & Cancer

It’s a well-known fact that a healthy diet should include lots of fruits and vegetables. However, most Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of these foods.

Feb 8th, 2015
Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements – Most active adults with typical day to day stress, occasional missed meals, etc., can benefit from nutritional supplements.

Feb 8th, 2015
Painful Intercourse

Many women have had the experience of discomfort or pain with sexual intercourse. This can be felt as external or deep or both. The causes and solutions depend on the exact details.

Feb 8th, 2015
Impotence

Impotence is the lack of an erection when one is desired. It can be relative (sometimes a problem) or absolute (never).

Feb 8th, 2015
Orgasmic Dysfunction

Usually this problem requires consultation with a gynecologist. There are, however, some suggestions that are generally helpful.

Feb 8th, 2015
Dry Vulva Regimen

The following are suggestions that may women have found helpful in preventing vulvar irritation.

Feb 7th, 2015
Reverse Puberty

The Perimenopause is that transitional time that can began as early as 10-15 years before actual menopause and continues until after the menopause is well established.

Feb 7th, 2015
Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome can be defined as the cyclic physical, behavioral, and emotional changes that typically begin the two weeks before you menstrual period and end dramatically within two days after your period begins.

Feb 7th, 2015
General Fertility Improvements

The average time to achieve pregnancy is 3 months for a couple with a child and 5 months for a couple without a child.

Feb 7th, 2015
Is your problem endometriosis?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, You have a significant chance of having a progressive condition called endometriosis.

Feb 7th, 2015
Fibroids in the Uterus

Smooth muscle tumors occur in 30% of women by the age of 30. By pelvic exam, they are detected as an enlarged or irregular uterus.

Feb 7th, 2015
Fibroid Tumors

Benign tumors, called fibromyomas, myomas, or more commonly, “fibroids,” are extremely common and may be found in one fifth of women over 30 years of age.

Feb 7th, 2015
Pelvic Support Problems

Pelvic prolapse is the loss of support to the pelvic organs that surround the vagina and results in the excessive bulging (or dropping) of the bladder, urethra, rectum, vaginal walls or uterus into the vagina.

Feb 7th, 2015
Kegel Exercise

Since the purpose of the exercise is to counteract any muscle weakness noted, the exercises consists of contracting the muscles of the vagina.

Feb 7th, 2015
E-Stim Handout

You have been referred for electronic pelvic floor therapy at Swor Women’s Care. This new treatment program was modeled after urogynecology protocols at the Mayo Clinic.

Feb 7th, 2015
Weight Management

The basics of a successful weight reduction and management program are that you either use or wear what you eat.

Feb 7th, 2015
More Ideas for Better Health

Below, we’ve enumerated some of the most common fitness myths — and set the record straight — so you won’t fall prey to these common fitness fallacies.

Feb 7th, 2015
Hormone Facts

Fact: As women and men age, shifts in hormonal balance is inevitable. Hormonal imbalances can foster many unpleasant – and sometimes dangerous- side effects.

Feb 7th, 2015
Natural Progesterone FAQ

Natural progesterone cream can be applied to the face, hands, chest, breasts, abdomen, inner arms, and inner thighs. The progesterone in the cream absorbs quickly and leaves no residue.

Feb 7th, 2015
Who should have a mammogram?

A mammogram is a simple, safe low-dose radiation x-ray of the breast which is very helpful in early detection of breast tumors.

Feb 7th, 2015
Natural Progesterone Therapy

Symptoms of hormone imbalance are most often associated with menopause but the medical reality is that they can occur – for both men and women – at any age.

Jan 30th, 2015
Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine to the degree that it causes a problem.

Jan 10th, 2015