Is The Mona Lisa Safe?

Recently there was an article in the NY Times which challenged the use of lasers for treating vaginal atrophy and other vaginal changes associated with menopause. The Mona Lisa Touch is an FDA approved device, although the treatment of vaginal atrophy is an off-label use of the laser therapy. The article suggested that the laser …

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365 Days to Love Your Lover!

When I would wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day (on that designated Sunday), she would tell me “everyday is Mother’s day.” I assumed this meant that she is a mom every day and acknowledging that fact one day a year isn’t going to cut it! Her words give me pause. Which brings me to Valentine’s Day. It’s …

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Just Not Sorry!

I dream of creating an app and was tickled when I recently came across the “Just Not Sorry” one. It is free and underlines any words which undermine an email so that people send more effective messages without using the  “Sorry” word when an apology isn’t called for. This app is especially meaningful to me because women …

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Affairs: Can They Be Good For Everyone?

Affairs – they can be incredibly complicated. And the web that is woven can often involve more than the two people married to each other and the outside love interest. Last week, the ethicist in the NY Times responded to a letter written to him about an affair. I think he did a pretty good …

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Addyi (flibanserin) Update

Addyi will be available in pharmacies on October 17th. The medical staff at Congtythamtu is all set to prescribe Addyi. We have passed the required exams and are certified prescribers. We are looking forward to offering this medication when we feel it is appropriate. It does seem this medication works best for women who had …

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Why nice guys finish last.

I enjoyed reading this blog written by Steven Snyder, MD on the plight of being a nice guy. I often see women who say they want to date a “nice guy” and then I have seen these same women complain that their “nice guy” is annoying, a pushover, a momma’s boy…you get the point. Dr. …

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Sex is like a cup of tea?

I must admit that all of the conversations around “consent” regarding sex have had me bewildered. It just doesn’t seem like such a complicated idea. If someone is not saying “yes”, that would seem pretty straight-forward. Well clearly Craig Carillo, the producer of this 3 minute video Understand Consent With the Help of Stick Figures …

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It’s just psychological…or not.

Fortunately, the normalization of psychotherapy has facilitated a shift in stigma reduction of mental health issues. The good news is that disorders that were never talked about are now household names, warning signs of emotional instability are now taken more seriously, and the general attitude towards seeking help has improved. However, the bad news is …

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