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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But...

You Want to Put Botox Where?! Oct 24th, 2019

Overactive bladder (OAB) is chronic medical condition whose hallmark symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence.  Initial treatments for OAB often include lifestyle modifications, bladder retraining, biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy, and medications.  Despite these interventions, some patients experience persistent symptoms that continue to affect quality of life. ...

Anticholinergic Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia Oct 24th, 2019

Anticholinergic drugs have been on the market for decades.  If you have seasonal allergies, you've likely taken a medication that falls into this class. Anticholinergics are also commonly prescribed for overactive bladder (OAB), but in recent years medical providers have started shifting away from this class of drugs toward other...

#NetflixandChill Oct 23rd, 2019

In March 2019, a survey conducted by The WSJ found that one in four people opted for binge watching TV over physical intimacy within the preceding six months. Of course, the cause of low libido is often multifactorial- so don't cancel your streaming service just yet, ladies.  In some cases,...

When A Sneeze Isn’t Just a Sneeze… Oct 16th, 2019

Stress urinary incontinence is a common affliction in adult women.  While surgery is often an option for addressing this problem, there are also lots of conservative interventions that can help reduce symptoms.  Performing Kegel exercises regularly, attending biofeedback or working with a pelvic floor physical therapist are all excellent ways...

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: What Is It and How Can We Treat It? Oct 15th, 2019

Ladies, have you ever wondered: Where’s my ‘little blue pill’?  Since the late 90’s, medications for sexual dysfunction have changed the lives of men around the world.  But what about the better half? Fortunately, Addyi is here to help!  This medication is approved for premenopausal women suffering from Hypoactive Sexual...

The Exciting World of Sacral Neuromodulation Oct 15th, 2019

Sacral neuromodulation is indicated for patients experiencing urinary and fecal dysfunction who have failed conservative therapies such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, and medications.  Through the use of small electrical pulses, messages traveling between pelvic nerves and the brain are modified to gain better control of bladder and bowel function.  An...