There are few topics as emotionally driven as food choices. For most of us, our dietary choices are guided mostly by our taste preferences, familiarity (think comfort foods), and convenience. In fact, much of what passes as nutritional science in the popular media is incorrect or overstated. As a result, there are often widely held misconceptions and untruths about what is a "healthy food."
A classic example is soy-based food products. Several ago, Robert Greene, MD wrote a column to debunk the popular (and inaccurate) belief that some of the hormone called phytoestrogens, in these...Read More
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study that looked at over 10,000 people who attended an STI clinic in Baltimore has found that the occurrence of gonorrhea or chlamydia in extragenital areas like the throat or rectum is significant in women, particularly younger women.
If the women examined in this study had only received genital STI tests -- as is the standard recommendation -- nearly 14 percent of chlamydia infections and more than 30 percent of gonorrhea infections would have been missed.
"Gonorrhea and...Read More
LILETTA™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg is now available in the U.S. for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years.
LILETTA was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 26, 2015, based on the largest hormonal IUD trial conducted in the U.S., ACCESS IUS (A Comprehensive Contraceptive Efficacy & Safety Study of an IUS). LILETTA is placed in the uterus by a healthcare professional and works by continuously releasing levonorgestrel, a progestin, to prevent pregnancy.
With the availability of LILETTA, IUD-...Read More
Breastfeeding is associated with a 30% overall decreased risk of breast cancer recurrence among women who have previously had one subtype of the disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Breastfeeding may make the breasts less susceptible to carcinogens, leading to slower growing tumors.
The team behind the new study...Read More
Fetal exposure to endocrine-disrupting environmental pesticides called organochlorines was associated with increased risk for being overweight at age 7, according to a study published online in Environmental Health Perspectives. The results were similar whether researchers looked at each chemical individually or at organochlorines as a group, according to Martine Vrijheid, PhD and colleagues at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology.
"To our knowledge, this study is the first to investigate the combined effects of pre- and perinatal exposure to 27 suspected EDCs (...Read More
In an effort to keep our patients informed, please take a moment to read about the recent listeria risks in the United States.
Listeriosis is a foodborne illness produced by the bacteria-listeria. It is important to know the effects that listeria can have on pregnant women- as they are at a higher risk of contracting the bacteria.
If a pregnant woman believes she has come into contact with listeria, it is important to seek medical attention, as the bacteria has the capability to harm the baby. There are a number of foods that should be avoided...Read More
Friends of Columbus OB/GYN:
The Mt Carmel West office is moving up! Upstairs, that is! The new office is located directly to the right of the elevators on the second floor... of the exact same building we're in now!
Stay tuned for more information on when the move will take place.
After ringing in a new year, and welcoming 2015 with open arms, is it possible that you've too quickly forgotten what 2014 gave you? We asked our employees to give us some of their accomplishments from the past year- big and small, there were plenty of great things worthy of recalling. Enjoy this list of some of the great things COG accomplished in 2014, and here's to 2015- a blank book ready to be filled with more exciting memories!
- “My husband and I successfully tore up our old, worn hardwood floors in the kitchen and replaced it with ceramic tiles...all by...