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17 Menopause Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Breanna Mona, Feb 3, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither shares some treatment options and management tips below, but also highlights the risks associated with some treatments.  Hormone therapy (HT): Also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), this treatment could help ease menopause symptoms but can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer for some. This [...]

‘I’m a Gynecologist and These Are the Only Types of Underwear You Should Be Wearing’

By | February 2nd, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Alexa Casanova, Feb 2, 2023 Because excess moisture can cause an overgrowth of bacteria, and potentially lead to infection, gynecologists say to look for moisture-wicking claims while underwear shopping. “Ideally women should look for moisture-wicking underwear to help move perspiration to the outer surface of the fabric and away from the skin,” says Kecia Gaither, MD MPH [...]

Weight Bias Is a Problem in Health Care. Here’s What Doctors Can Do

By | February 1st, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Elizabeth Millard,  Feb 1, 2023 That doesn’t mean never talking about weight. But it does involve a shift toward more respect and collaboration, and a thoughtful approach around how weight is discussed, says Dr. Kecia Gaither, a physician and associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology with Cornell Weill Medicine. “The manner in which you discuss obesity [...]

Early Signs Of Pregnancy: Pregnancy Symptoms To Know

By | January 30th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Lexi Dwyer and Kait Hanson, Jan 30, 2023 "Some people may be miserable with morning sickness while others aren't, because just like every woman is different, every pregnancy is different," Gaither says, adding that for most women, morning sickness goes away by the 12 or 14-week mark. Click HERE for the full article.

What Is Ectopic Pregnancy and Its Risks?

By | January 25th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Leandra Beabout, Jan 25, 2023 "Ectopic pregnancies do not resolve on their own," Gaither said, adding the only path forward is eliminating the tissue before it causes the fallopian tube to burst. "Untreated, [it] can result in catastrophic hemorrhage and death [of the pregnant woman]." Click HERE for the full article.

Researchers Say IVF-Conceived Children Develop At the Same Level as Other Kids

By | January 24th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By David Rossiaky, Jan 24, 2023 Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine, and the director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, told Healthline that “in vitro fertilization by definition involves a procedure whereby eggs are removed from a woman’s body, then combined with sperm outside [...]

Managing Uterine Pain During Sex

By | January 23rd, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Grace Gallagher, Jan 23, 2023 "Dyspareunia is quite basically pain noted during sex; pain can be felt externally on the labia or internally in the vagina, uterus or pelvis," said Kecia Gaither. M.D., who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New [...]

The 9 Best Shampoos For PCOS Hair Loss, According to Doctors

By | January 22nd, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Megan Gray, Jan 22, 2023 The hormonal imbalances caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can lead to increased levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and other hormones which, according to double board-certified OB-GYN Dr. Kecia Gaither, can “cause the follicles to clog and stop producing new hair.” If you’re one of the six to 12% of people with ovaries who are [...]

Thyroid Disease Requires Lifelong Management

By | January 16th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Helen Massy, Jan 16, 2023 The thyroid might be a small gland in the neck, but it plays a large role in maintaining the body's metabolism, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., who is board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York. She [...]

Can You Really Induce Your Period?

By | January 13th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Tabby Kibugi, Jan 13, 2023 According to Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City, if you are on oral contraceptives, you can get your period to come faster by switching to placebo pills sooner. "There is no other [...]

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