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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ask the OB-GYNs: Yeast Infection Symptoms and the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

This week Laura Donnelly, MD, and Erin DuMontier, MD, both specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at OB-GYN Associates of St. Louis, discuss the symptoms of a yeast infection and whether or not you should get a flu shot if you are pregnant.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The New ‘Pink Viagra’: Not So Rosy After All

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist at West End OB-GYN, explains the pitfalls and promises of a new drug focusing on female sexual dysfunction

Immediately after Flibanserin (Addyi) was approved by the FDA in September for the treatment of acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), my phone started ringing with patients requesting prescriptions and information about this drug. There is a lot of hype and enthusiasm for Flibanserin and many media outlets have touted it as the new ‘pink Viagra’. 

Enthusiasm for research and drug development for female sexual dysfunction is warranted as the market has been hyper-focused on male dysfunction thus far, and the market has seemingly ignored that most men have sex with women, and these women also need to have treatments for sexual dysfunction for couples to truly have a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Six Things Women Need to Know about Heart Disease

David Sewall, MD, encourages women to learn the risk factors and symptoms to avoid their No. 1 health risk

Nearly one in three women will die of heart disease. Yet, only eight percent of women consider cardiovascular disease to be their greatest health risk.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of American women. It kills more women annually than the next five causes of death combined, including breast cancer.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ladies, Are You Feeling Stressed Every Month?

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, Discusses Alternative Reasons for Why You May Be Feeling Stressed
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Eating Fish During Pregnancy? The Story Is a Little Fishy

During pregnancy, you have long lists of what foods are beneficial for baby and what foods you should avoid. But what about seafood? Confused? You’re not alone.
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