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Please Don't "Treat" Yeast Infections With Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a reputation as a magical cure-all that will remedy everything from allergies to dandruff to… yeast infections? A quick google search reveals plenty of blogs recommending yeast infection "treatments" such as apple cider vinegar baths, douching with apple cider vinegar, and even soaking a tampon in apple cider vinegar and inserting it. We talked to Jennifer Linhorst, MD, an OB/GYN practicing in Denver, about whether apple cider vinegar actually works to remedy yeast infe...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Denver, Don, OB GYN, Jennifer Linhorst, Linhorst


How Grey’s Anatomy made this physician into a better doctor

I am an obstetrician-gynecologist, and my favorite show is Grey’s Anatomy. I dare say I have not missed an episode since I started watching in 2006 (as a busy obstetrician, multiple shows are watched on DVR). I fell in love with the show when, at random, I ended up watching the final episode of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Grey, Emergency Medicine, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Navigating infertility while training to perform abortions

I met the medical criteria for infertility one week before starting my journey to becoming an abortion provider. In my second year of residency as a family physician, my husband and I began trying to have a child. At six months without success, we impatiently embarked on an early laboratory workup that was normal. After […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


What It Could Mean If Your Period Won’t Stop

When it comes to periods, “normal ” encompasses a lot of things. That's because different people have different flows, different cycle lengths, and different levels of cramps. But what about period length? We talked to Kristyn Brandi, MD, an OB/GYN and family planning specialist at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, about what long periods could indicate.According to the Mayo Clinic, normal menstrual flow can last anywhere from two to seven days, and irregular periods ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Newark, Mayo Clinic, OB GYN, Brandi, Willebrand, Kristyn Brandi, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School


It is for these patients that the doctors at rural hospitals continue

Rural hospitals are closing their obstetric wards and stopping all obstetric services — at least those hospitals that manage to remain open at all. The tertiary care centers don’t seem to mind.Always wary of those rural hospital disasters in the middle of the night. Accepting transfers from a place where they must not have the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


The story of an attending’s empathy

“Hey, you’re a med student. Right?” “Yes, I am. Do you need me to scrub in?” “That would be wonderful, yes! Everyone is either out on vacation or is sick. It’s just me and the resident.” “OK, I’ll be back in a few minutes.” I was on my OB/GYN rotation, and once a week I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, OB/GYN, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Medical Students Explain What's At Stake With Georgia's Proposed Abortion Bill

Georgia already faces a dire women’s health crisis and a shortage of health care providers. We cannot afford to further dismantle access to health care or interfere with basic medical practice.Nevertheless, Georgia’s state legislature is poised as soon as Thursday night to pass HB481, an extreme anti-abortion bill that bans abortions at a medically arbitrary point, roughly six weeks into pregnancy.We are fourth-year medical students at Emory University in Atlanta, preparing to begin our residen...
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Physicians should talk about the F word: fertility

My fertility journey is not typical. I have not spent years “trying.” In fact, I have spent years trying not to get pregnant! My husband has two daughters — and a vasectomy, so getting pregnant was a known challenge. Luckily, I like challenges. We went to an infertility specialist, who told us that reversal was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


Non-medical transportation for postpartum moms is a necessity

This past June, California’s Department of Healthcare Services went live with the implementation of its non-medical transportation (NMT) benefit. NMT is described by the National Health Law Program as “transportation provided to access medically necessary services, which is provided by ordinary forms of transportation (public transportation, taxi, or any other forms of public or private […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more....
Tags: Health, California, Policy, OB/GYN, PA NP, National Health Law Program, CRNA, Department of Healthcare Services


Fertility, family planning, and the physician life

Every morning the alarm clock goes off, I hit snooze once, twice, three times — and eventually get out of bed and on with the day. “Snoozing” is a bad habit for sleep hygiene. Unfortunately, I’ve realized the downside of snoozing also is a euphemism for other aspects of my life. Several times a year, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


The culture of permission in medicine

During the recent winter break, I went home and visited my yearly slew of doctors for check-ups: vision, dental, gynecology, etc. In the exam room, my new gynecologist instructed me to put my feet up in the stirrups. I had recently learned in a seminar at school that new guidelines on Pap smears suggest spacing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A Week In Houston, TX, On A $188,350 Joint Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you NYC-based and getting married soon? Join Refinery29 Work & Money Director Lindsey Stanberry for a fun evening talking marriage and money moves tonight, February 21, at 7 p.m. at the Zola pop-up. It's free! Just RSVP here.Today: a senior engineer who ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walmart, Netflix, House, Iowa, Houston, Academy, Coke, Kroger, Mike, McDonald, OB GYN, Zoe, Turbotax, Chick


New Motherhood: When Mom Is Sad

By Najwa Awad Becoming a new mother can be one the most rewarding experiences a woman can have in life, but it can also be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. New motherhood is typically associated with feeling incredibly blessed, a new sense of fulfillment and family bonding. There is a general expectation that new mothers should be happy and when they are not everyone is left bewildered as to why. What is a new mom supposed to do when there is a piercing angst wedged deep within her chest...
Tags: Religion, Islam, Ppd, George Mason University, OB GYN, Sake, Baltimore Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Muslim Community, Lohr, Najwa, Najwa Awad, Ummah Motherhood, Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research Six Stories, Meltzer Brody, Gartlehner G Swinson


When depersonalization is necessary in medicine

I could hear the scream from across the room. It was shrill and filled with panic. Any parent can identify the difference between the cries of normal toddler discomforts and a true emergency. I dropped what I was doing in the kitchen and found my three year old lying motionless on the ground, unable to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


She was dead: How shame almost ruined a physician’s life

Dear friends— especially my colleagues, I recently failed a class (I have been working on a PhD in psychology) and found myself immobilized and disengaged from life, personal happiness and joy. I actually didn’t even tell my husband, who is my true confidant of my feeling and thoughts, until the following day. I found myself […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


We have a shot at preventing cervical cancer

Many people think eradicating cancer is unattainable. But for cervical cancer, we are well on our way to doing just that. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death in women in the U.S. But we are on the cusp of vanquishing this disease thanks to regular pap screening and a vaccine that protects […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, OB/GYN, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


What’s wrong with crisis pregnancy centers?

Perhaps you have already heard of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). I see highway billboards for them on most of my long drives throughout the rural midwest. Recently, I received an email from a student interest group offering medical students to tour them. That inspired me to write this because, as health care professionals, we have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


Horrific decisions that no parent should ever have to make

“Is she in pain?” I asked quietly as the pearlescent baby-shaped image on the screen folded its legs and then extended them. The radiologist doing my ultrasound had just finished pointing out a cluster of alarming abnormalities in our developing daughter, using a slew of medical terms my husband and I, both medical students, were […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Genetics, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A financial checklist for the pregnant woman physician

Women physicians are disheartened when they discover the financial implications of having children. Most of us will not get paid leave. Many of us are the breadwinning partner. And most of us will not become stay at home moms so we will need to pay for high-quality childcare or have a stay at home spouse. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


When a physician attends the funeral of a patient

I stood at the doorway of the funeral home, a 26-year-old woman lying in the open casket off to the side. Standing out among the crowd of mourners was a tall man holding his one-year-old daughter, her curly locks of hair bouncing as he moved. It was only two years ago that I first met […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A medical student after an OB/GYN rotation: Here’s what he learned

On one of my first days on the labor and delivery ward, one of the attending obstetricians asked me what area of medicine I was interested in. When I said that I was applying into neurology this year, she said, “Ah! The other end of the body!” After a pause, she continued, “Well, this rotation will be […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, OB/GYN, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


A proximate cause of wrongful death

An excerpt from Wrongful Deaths. “We will name Memorial Hospital, Dr. Julie Stone, Dr. Vijay Gupta, and ICU nurse Tracy Miller in a malpractice suit involving the wrongful death of Ivy Jackson.” Venjer appeared apologetic. “But Dr. Torrins is correct. It is early, and we will pursue all the facts and revisit our plans in due […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tracy Miller, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, Malpractice, Vijay Gupta, CRNA, Julie Stone


I Don’t Know What’s Wrong

I think scary thoughts sometime, it’s been happening since i was a kid and ever since i had my daughter it’s been worse. I see a dirty napkin and my mind forces me to think of me eating it, i won’t use dishes or even walk in my own kitchen. I think bad sexual thoughts, but what bothers me the most is that i can’t fall asleep because i make a popping sound with my lips over and over. When i was younger i prayed for 2 years straight because i was scared i didn’t believe in god. When i was younger ...
Tags: Pregnancy, Anxiety, Therapy, Parenting & Children, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OB GYN, Anxiety Diorder, Postpartum Disorders


I Got Goop'd: Inside Canada's First In Goop Health Summit

My definition of wellness involves Pilates classes and cheese plates, not colonics and quartz stones, and I’m about as spiritual as a bath loofah. I'm not the world's biggest Gwyneth Paltrow fan, either — I've only seen Shakespeare in Love once. But last weekend, I pulled on my yoga pants and made the pilgrimage with 200 other women to the mecca of the self-care movement: the In Goop Health summit.In case you’ve been in a meditative trance for the last two years, In Goop Health is the physical ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, Shakespeare, Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, Don, Leafs, Malia, Paltrow, OB GYN, Gwyneth, Gunter, Dr Jen Gunter


The doctor is in, but please check your bias at the door

“What’s the deal with your people?” As a baffled second-year resident, I looked up through my scrub mask at the Caucasian female attending with whom I was operating. I had an idea about what she was referring to as I overheard her complain about a laboring patient while she was scrubbing with the other Caucasian […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


The Ellen Show broadcasts potentially harmful information about ovarian cancer screening

Ethical OB/GYNs everywhere sighed heavily when they realized from the action on their Facebook and Twitter feeds that the Ellen Show broadcasted incorrect and potentially harmful information about ovarian cancer screening to almost 4 million people. Millions more will likely hear about it on social media. Ellen Pompeo, who plays a doctor on the television show […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Ellen Show, Ellen Pompeo, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


On labor and delivery, there is an “I” in team

I’ve had this idea brewing for a while. It’s taken a while for it to form shape, to work its way from a random niggling thought in my head to something I can articulate with the passion and determination it inspires in me. On labor and delivery: There is an “I” in team. Yes, I know. I said something inflammatory. I can almost see heads shaking as you wonder how I could suggest something so preposterous. Let me explain. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Ma...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, Hospital-Based Medicine


Flu vaccination in pregnant women reduces risk of hospitalization

Influenza is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in the United States. Influenza also tops the list of the burden of disease and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) according to a Eurosurveillance article. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness and harm pregnant women as compared to women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (including women up to two weeks following childbirth) more susceptible to severe...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Conditions, OB/GYN, United States Influenza