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As a woman’s health advocate and expert, Dr. Gaither has appeared in national consumer health and lifestyle outlets discussing topics ranging from conception to prenatal diagnosis.

How We Can All Better Advocate For Black Maternal Health

By Jenn Sinrich, Feb 2024 Food desserts are also a thing, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at [...]

NIH grants $2.3M to evaluate the impact of ViTrack® on maternal and child health during pregnancy

News Provided by Dynocardia, Feb 20, 2024 The study addresses a long-standing unmet need for wearable technology to facilitate the accurate diagnosis of high blood pressure and early detection of preeclampsia, [...]

4 home remedies for BV (and what to do if they don’t work)

By  Racheal Ede, Feb 20, 2024 Recurrent bacterial vaginosis is a public health problem. “Recurrent BV refers to three or more confirmed BV infections in a year,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified [...]

NYC Health + Hospitals Women’s Health Chief And Harlem/Lincoln Doctors Named ‘2024 Top Doctors’

Feb 16, 2024 “As we celebrate Black History Month, I am thrilled to honor the exceptional Black physicians from our health system who were recognized by Castle Connolly,” said Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, NYC [...]

A new urine test may be able to detect ovarian cancer early

By Eileen Bailey, Feb 10, 2024 “Nanotechnology is the new frontier not only for diagnostic purposes but for therapeutic utilization as well,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and expert in maternal [...]

What Experts Want You to Know About Vulvar Eczema

By Gabrielle Kassel, Feb 8, 2024 The symptom that often tips people off to the fact that they have vulvar eczema is intense itching between their legs, according to Dr. [...]

Dementia risk linked to shorter time between first period and menopause

By Jessica Freeborn, Feb 8, 2024 “Estrogen has an impact on multiple systems within the body — skin, heart, vasculature, hair, pelvic musculature, brain, mucus membranes, and the urinary system,” non-study [...]

Premature Births Have Increased 12% In the Past Decade, CDC Report Says

By Kaitlin Vogel, Feb 5, 2024 The medical term for people over 35 who become pregnant is “advanced maternal age,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board certified in OB-GYN and [...]

Black women are less likely to receive epidurals during labor. Here’s why.

By Taayoo Murray, Feb 2, 2024 Access may play a role in substandard pain management during labor and childbirth. “There are many health care facilities across the country which have [...]

Higher antioxidant intake may lower risk of low back pain in women

By Jessica Freeborn, Jan 23, 2024 Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in [...]

Exercise After a Hysterectomy: Examples, Tips, and Activities to Avoid

By Kim Grundy, Jan 19, 2024 How do you exercise safely after a hysterectomy? There are several surgical options for a hysterectomy, said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, a board-certified OB/GYN [...]

When to Start Eating Dates in Pregnancy

By Sarah Bradley, Jan 17, 2024 There are several reasons why you might consider adding dates into your pregnancy diet. When dried, dates are pretty good at satisfying a sweet tooth, [...]

Normal female testosterone levels by age

By Taneia Surles, Jan 12, 2024 Both males and females produce testosterone in their bodies. “While many think that testosterone is a male-only hormone, it has a functionality for women too,” [...]

Pregnancy Checklist

By Payton Sy, Jan 11, 2024 Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine provider, suggests treating conditions like: Diabetes. Thyroid disease. Hypertension. “Comorbid conditions, especially uncontrolled diabetes, can [...]

Early menopause and HRT among hormonal factors linked to heightened rheumatoid arthritis risk

By Eileen Bailey, Jan 10, 2024 “[This is] a fascinating and novel study exploring the relationship between the hormonal milieu and the development of RA (rheumatoid arthritis),” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an [...]

January 2024 When it comes to pregnancy, thankfully, there aren’t many things you need to abstain from except maybe alcohol and smoking (which goes without saying). You’ll probably be able [...]

What To Know About Swimming While Pregnant

By Beth Ann Mayer, Jan 8, 2024 Swimming provides a long list of benefits during pregnancy, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln [...]

Best Ways to Relieve UTI Pain and Urgency at Night

By Scott Frothingham, Jan 8, 2024 Experts also recommend drinking plenty of fluids, unsweetened cranberry juice, and taking probiotics. Just because there are OTC options to relieve UTI discomfort, you shouldn’t [...]

By Rachael Schultz, Jan 6, 2024 When selecting a pregnancy test, it’s important to remember that different types of tests have different thresholds, so some will test positive sooner than [...]

What Experts Want You to Know About Paget’s Disease

By Elizabeth Millard, Dec 19, 2023 One important note is that although Paget's disease of the breast primarily affects women, it is possible for men to develop the condition as [...]