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The 9 Best Pregnancy Tests of 2023

By | February 17th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Deanna McCormack and Katrina Cossey, Feb 17, 2023 Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) through your urine (or blood if you visit the doctor’s office). “Pregnancy tests are approximately 99% accurate [and] best utilized after a missed period,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, an OB/GYN, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and director of Perinatal Services and Maternal Fetal Medicine at [...]

Health Screenings Black Women Should Consider

By | February 15th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Brianna Graham, Feb 15, 2023 “Disparities play a huge role in the disease burden of Black women,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, an ob-gyn in The Bronx, New York. Gaither says that many Black women face implicit bias in the doctor’s office and aren’t offered many of the same treatment options or screenings as white women. They’re also frequently underrepresented in [...]

Why Are Some People Misdiagnosed Even With Symptoms of Endometriosis?

By | February 9th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Leandra Beabout, Feb 9, 2023 The main symptoms of endometriosis involve pain, including pelvic pain, rectal pain, painful sex and painful periods, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., 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 York City. Unfortunately, everyone's unique descriptions of [...]

1 in 10 Postpartum People Develop High Blood Pressure After the Standard 6-Week Check-Up, According to a Study

By | February 9th, 2023|Categories: In the News|

By Kathryn Watson, Feb 9, 2023 We spoke with board-certified OB-GYN Kecia Gaither, MD, who practices at NYC Health and Hospitals in the Bronx, New York, and is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, about why it’s so important to diagnose and treat high blood pressure in the year after giving birth. What is postpartum [...]

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 [...]

Common bumps on the areola, Montgomery glands can sometimes get clogged, and may need treatment if they get infected.

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

By Elizabeth Millard, Feb 2, 2023 The antibacterial properties also aid in keeping the breast milk sterile while it’s being ingested by the baby, adds Kecia Gaither, M.D., director of perinatal services and maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. She says that during breastfeeding, glands may also appear larger [...]

‘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.

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