For being so tiny, the thyroid sure has a big job. The butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of the neck makes the thyroid hormone, which affects nearly every tissue and organ in the body. It controls your heart rate and how fast you burn calories, among many other things. When there’s too much or too […]
Endocrinologist Sathya Subbiah has come to know her patients more like good friends and extended family members. “I like to understand them as a person. I like to know their family background, where they work, and what they like to do. Long-time patients will bring in photos of their kids or new grandkids to show […]
The first week is crucial to successful breastfeeding. Below are some tips to help ensure success for you and baby.
To hit the baby-making bullseye, you’ve got to aim for certain sweet spots of fertility in your cycle. Here’s how to maximize your odds of conceiving throughout the month.
Feeling anxious or nervous can at times lead to symptoms like a racing heartbeat, clenched muscles, upset stomach, and trouble sleeping.
Myth #1: Menopause begins at 50 Menopause begins at 50…or at 42…or 36…or 61. The average woman begins menopause at 52, but you may start your transition anywhere from your 30’s to your 60’s. Menopause is technically defined as the absence of a menstruation for a period of one year. Women sometimes say they didn’t […]
Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night’s rest.
Cesareans can be medically necessary, life-saving events for both mothers and babies and they can also be powerful, emotionally resonant experiences. These tips can help make your experience before, during, and after a C-section birth positive and fulfilling.
Pregnancy is a pretty wild experience – mentally, emotionally, and physically. But that shouldn’t come as a big surprise – you’ve got a little human growing inside you, after all.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but there are a number of preventive measures women can take.