Kymberli Seibert, Medical Office Assistant at Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital
Even though fertility treatment has become a commonplace approach, not everyone is familiar with what these treatments entail. This is especially true for those who are navigating these waters for the first time.
One of the biggest concerns hopeful parents have is cost. They want to know if they can actually afford to progress through the fertility journey. Kymberli Seibert, Boston IVF Financial Coordinator at Deaconess - The Women's Hospital, provides some clarity about financial considerations.
In 2013 Kelly Rode was first diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Ten years later, her journey has been one of strength throughout adversity.
Libby Brown, PsyD at Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Fertility treatments have come a long way since their introduction—from both a scientific and stigma perspective. Women and their partners have many more effective options to achieve their fertility goals, whether they are dealing with immediate issues or want to preserve their eggs for future use.
Dr. Libby Brown, clinical psychologist and wellness and counseling expert at Deaconess the Women's Hospital, guides women along the final stages of that journey.
Abby Ungetheim, Dietician at The Women's Hospital
Everyone needs proper nutrition to thrive, but when a baby or toddler encounters feeding difficulties, how can parents and their pediatrician overcome those challenges? One answer is the developmental clinic at The Women's Hospital. Abby Ungetheim, dietician and nutritionist, explains what the clinic has to offer and who might be a good candidate for the clinic’s services.
Elizabeth Johnson, RN, APRN, PMH-C
One might not think about genetic testing in regard to mental health, but it can absolutely give physicians important clues. Elizabeth Johnson, family nurse practitioner and perinatal mental health nurse practitioner at Deaconess Hospitals Center for Healing Arts, turns to such scientific data to help guide treatment options.
“Part of my niche is navigating what treatment options may be best, specific to medication, adding or subtracting, starting or stopping, based on how that person is struggling and what their need is at that time in their life,” she states.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it difficult for someone to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. According to the Cleveland Clinic, insomnia affects up to 70 million people in the United States annually. So what can you do if you have insomnia or prevent insomnia if you don’t have it?
Like many, Aimee has struggled with her weight her whole life, making progress with weight loss at times, only to see the pounds come back again and again. Now, after losing more than 100 pounds, she’s dedicated to the non-surgical Healthy Eating and Living Program (HELP) developed by Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions.
A central part of staying healthy is also one of the best therapies for diabetes. What is it, you may ask? Physical Activity! The benefits of exercise are many — from weight loss to improving stress and anxiousness, to lowering blood glucose.
Among its many benefits, sleep is restorative, playing a role in muscle repair, protein synthesis, tissue growth and hormone release. It reduces stress — sharpening the mind and improving judgment — and also improves memory.
Amy Lau, MSN, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Deaconess Health System
With the highly-contagious omicron variant spreading throughout our community, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. This has led to many questions about which masks work best. Find answers here.
From the Deaconess Wellness Team
While we are celebrating with family or prepping for a gathering during the holidays, it is very important to keep mindful of our eating patterns. We often eat additional calories without realizing it. Find tips on healthy eating here.
Christi Pagett, MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic - West
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also known as the “silent killer.” The American Heart Association reports that nearly 50% of American adults have hypertension. Learn symptoms and treatment options here.
Reviewed by Majed Koleilat, MD, Deaconess Clinic Allergy and Immunology
A break down of the reasons why you should still get vaccinated.
Garrett Koon, DO, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older, and parents have questions. Find answers to many of your questions from a board-certified pediatrician.
Carrye Daum, MD, Women's Health Care P.C.
An OB/GYN physician with Women's Health Care P.C. shares her perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Summer is here, and as many people like to enjoy the outdoors, it is important to remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Find tips on how to protect yourself and your family.
Libby Brown, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Baby is home—check
Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?
Daniel Griffin, MD, The Women's Hospital
Endometriosis is a common condition in which part of the uterine lining or glands are located outside of the uterus. Typically the glandular tissue is located in the pelvis and abdomen. The most common symptoms of endometriosis are painful menstrual cycles, pain with intercourse, infertility or an ovarian mass. Learn about the most common treatments for Endometriosis.
Kim Snyder, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health and Wellness Center at The Women's Hospital
Let's talk about physical challenges of pregnancy. From conception to the birth of your baby, changes in your body are happening from head to toe. These changes are due to hormone levels adjusting, loosening of ligaments and connective tissue, enlargement of breasts and abdomen, and the growth of your baby fighting your organs for space. As a result of these changes, your body must adapt! During the adjustment periods there are some common symptoms that pregnant women appreciate. Some of these symptoms are normal and some are not. Some of the symptoms we can control on our own and some may need special attention.
Constantine Scordalakes, MD
Pain from endometriosis can be persistent and uncontrolled. The few medication options available today still leave many women in pain to battle through their endometriosis symptoms.
Valerie Topper, CNM, Boston IVF at The Women's Hospital
70 pills, 46 shots, 112 vaginal suppositories, numerous vaginal ultrasounds, and 2 years and 4 month’s time…
Rebecca Hopper, MD, Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Henderson
About 20 million United States citizens get a sexually transmitted infection each year, with 15 to 24-year-olds accounting for half of all new STIs. Protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections is important and should be achieved not through fear, but rather education.
Amanda Phelps-Jones, WHNP-BC of the Pelvic Health and Wellness Center at The Women’s Hospital
Incontinence, pelvic pain and other issues should not be considered “normal” or something you simply “have to live with.” Pelvic health problems happen to many women, and are often related to pregnancy and childbirth, weakening pelvic muscles and tissue changes related to menopause and aging, and several other causes.
Brittany Fulcher, NP, of the Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
Pelvic pain, especially among women, is a common condition that can significantly impact the quality of your life. Pelvic pain has numerous causes, which also means that there are numerous treatments available, depending on the cause and type of pain.
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