The lives of women and children in Managua, Nicaragua went from bad to desperate when their only health clinic was razed last year. Our OBGYN team has committed to helping build a new facility. Near the largest open-air dump in our hemisphere, known as La Chureca, “the Wastebasket,” the clinic will rise as a beacon of hope and good health.
The CDC Health Network has issued a level two travel health alert for people traveling to countries or territories where local transmission of the Zika virus has been identified. Although local transmission of the Zika virus has not been documented in the U.S., the infection has been reported in travelers returning.
When you hear the topic work-life balance and you are in the medical field, it often makes you roll your eyes. “There is no such thing as balance,” says the female OB-GYN.
I am here to say there are ways for female physicians to have balance in this culture of changing medical practice that are both possible and profitable. These ways will allow us to continue the care we cherish in our private practices and not succumb to the bitterness of burn out.
ADDYI is the “Viagra for women” –or so they say. The FDA recently approved Addyi (Flibanserin) for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of women have some sort of sexual dysfunction and this is the first medication the FDA has approved for this type of issue. Addyi is actually a failed antidepressant and acts on neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, although the exact mechanism of action is unknown.