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8 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy in Cincinnati During Summer Jun 5th, 2019

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy, as the old song goes. But summer isn’t always easy during pregnancy, when you tend to feel the heat and humidity more than you do when you aren’t expecting. Here at Associates in Women’s Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, we want you to have...

Remedy Painful Sex After Menopause With MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy May 13th, 2019

Menopause can bring about vaginal changes that leave women feeling less excited about sex than they used to feel. Because it brings on shifts in hormone levels, menopause can lead to vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse, as well as vaginal itching, burning, and more frequent urinary tract infections. Here...

Restore Vaginal Health and Comfort With Surgery-Free FemiLift Apr 4th, 2019

Time can take a toll on a woman’s vaginal tissue. As you age, your vaginal tissue can become dry and stiff. Intercourse may become painful. You may even notice that you leak urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze--a condition known as urinary stress incontinence. If you’re noticing these annoying...

3 Amazing Benefits of Laser Hair Removal with Harmony XL Mar 11th, 2019

If you have excess hair on your face or body, you may want to consider having laser hair removal treatments. Here at Associates in Women’s Health in Cincinnati, we use the Harmony XL laser hair removal system for patients who want a simple solution for effective, permanent hair removal. Read...

Achieving a More Youthful Appearance with ClearLIft Feb 12th, 2019

When you look in the mirror, do you see little else besides wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots? Would you like to look younger and fresher? If so, you may want to consider a virtually painless laser treatment that can leave your skin glowing without surgery, discomfort, or downtime. Here...

How NovaSure Can Help With Abnormal Bleeding Jan 14th, 2019

One in five women experiences heavy menstrual bleeding, a condition known as abnormal uterine bleeding. If you’re one of those women, you know that heavy menstrual periods can be quite inconvenient, requiring you to change your tampons or pads as often as every hour and miss important events because of...

Help Prevent Incontinence with These Pelvic Floor Exercises Dec 7th, 2018

If you leak urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, exercise, or lift something heavy, you may have a condition known as stress incontinence. Stress incontinence is a common condition that can affect women (and men) of any age. It happens when the muscles you use to hold in urine get...

Understanding the 4 Types of Uterine Fibroids Nov 9th, 2018

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that occur on the inside of your uterus. They may cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, bleeding between periods, painful urination, pain during sex, or pregnancy complications. However, not all women with uterine fibroids experience symptoms. Also known as leiomyomas, or simply...

What to Eat and Not Eat During Pregnancy Oct 18th, 2018

Eating right while you’re pregnant is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. Certain nutrients in foods can help your baby grow strong and healthy.It’s also important to avoid certain types of foods while you’re expecting, because eating them may lead to health problems for you and...

What You Need to Know About HPV Sep 14th, 2018

Are you familiar with HPV? If not, the experts at Associates in Women’s Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, would like to share some important information about it. HPV stands for human papillomavirus, which is the name used for a group of viruses that can cause sexually transmitted infection. You need to...

10 Tips for Managing Summer Heat and Menopause Aug 20th, 2018

Is it you, or is it hot in here?If you’re going through perimenopause, or if you’ve already reached menopause, you can probably blame your hormones for those hot and cold temperature fluctuations you’re feeling.The hormonal changes associated with menopause can leave you sweating one minute and shivering the next.This can...

How to Prevent Summer Pregnancy Skincare Issues Jul 9th, 2018

How to Prevent Summer Pregnancy Skincare IssuesWhen you’re pregnant, your skin can undergo a variety of changes. Some are enjoyable--you may develop a healthy glow that’s rosier than anything you’d get with a brush of blush.But some changes may make you frown. For example, you might start getting pimples for...

Plagued by Heavy Periods? Learn Whether NovaSure Can Help Jun 21st, 2018

Is your period so heavy that you need to change tampons every hour or two? Does your period last for more than seven days? Do you have blood clots the size of quarters? If so, you may be one of the 10 million women in the United States who have...

Everything You Need to Know About MonaLisa Touch May 15th, 2018

There can be several reasons behind vaginal discomfort. One of the most common causes is decreased estrogen production as you leave your reproductive years and enter menopause.  Estrogen plays a significant role in your vaginal health by lubricating the vagina and thickening the vaginal wall. It also increases vaginal acidity,...

Five Benefits of Eliminating Wrinkles with ClearLift Apr 10th, 2018

Do you have fine lines or wrinkles that bother you? Associates in Women’s Health may have the answer for you: ClearLift™. There are several good reasons to consider having this fast, effective procedure. Here are five of them. ClearLift uses nonablative laser technologyThere are two types of laser technology used...

10 Tips for Managing Hot Flashes at Work Mar 28th, 2018

You’re at work, being productive, when a sensation of heat comes out of nowhere. Before you know it your heart is pounding, your skin is flushed, and you’re starting to sweat. This scenario is all too familiar to women going through menopause. Roughly 75% of women experience hot flashes at...

Everything You Need to Know About Before, During, and After a Hysteroscopy Feb 21st, 2018

While modern medicine has many great ways to see what’s going on inside your body with advanced imaging equipment, sometimes it’s necessary to get a closer look. Typically, this meant invasive surgery, but modern science stepped up once again with tools that can take a quick peek at your insides...

Receiving Aesthetic and Wellness Services in Cincinnati Nov 6th, 2017

Associates in Women’s Health (AIWH) is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and provides both medical and aesthetic services. Established in the 1960s, AIWH has four gynecologists: Dr. Ellen W. Feld, Dr. Lisa Gannori, Dr. Preeti Ghatora, and Dr. Rick Valido.What Kinds of Services Does AIWH Offer?AIWH offers a range of gynecologic, obstetric...

Skin Care Treatments in Cincinnati: What Are the Benefits? Oct 2nd, 2017

If you are a Cincinnati resident who is concerned about your appearance due to skin problems, you are not alone. We treat many patients with conditions like acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles and sagging skin. We live in an exciting era of tremendous advancements in the field of dermatology. No matter...

Associates in Women’s Health: Your Go-To Gyno in Ohio Sep 4th, 2017

As a woman, you have unique needs that require more than your annual visit to your regular physician. You need to focus on your reproductive system, including breast health and comprehensive exams that include the most intimate part of your body. Associates for Women’s Health provides you with your go-to gyno services...

Get Smoother Skin with Laser Hair Removal Aug 7th, 2017

Maintaining a flawless and smooth look can be difficult and time consuming if you resort to shaving or waxing your skin. You must touch up your hair removal every few days and invest in razors, shaving creams, and wax strips that can be costly to buy.When you want permanent results...

Living with Female Incontinence Jul 3rd, 2017

Female urinary incontinence is a medical condition that causes women to have trouble controlling their bladder. These bladder issues often lead to leaking urine at various moments throughout the day. Women that have experienced pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy are more likely to suffer from female urinary incontinence....

10 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Jun 5th, 2017

Most women know they should see an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) in order to maintain good feminine health. However, it can be challenging to get over fears, anxieties or misconceptions about going to the OB/GYN. Our gynecological specialist can treat and diagnose problems your general practitioner may not be trained to recognize....

Learn About Urinary Incontinence May 1st, 2017

Urinary incontinence is a problem that troubles both men and women, although women are affected more often. It is a condition in which bladder control becomes more challenging. It is common to experience leaks, especially when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or during physical exertion. It becomes harder to hold one’s urine...

Using Broadband Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation Apr 4th, 2017

Your face is one of the first parts of your body that people notice, and it’s also the area that is most vulnerable to the effects of aging. Broadband light therapy is a newer treatment for skin rejuvenation, and by combating the earliest signs of aging, it can rejuvenate the...

Treatment Options for Female Incontinence Mar 6th, 2017

Although both men and women suffer from incontinence, women tend to experience it more than men. This is because of issues regarding menopause, strain on the bladder from pregnancy, childbirth and the way the female urinary tract is arranged. Many women turn to medications or panty liners to try to...

Common Reasons to Visit a Gynecologist Feb 6th, 2017

A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women’s health and pays particular attention to the female reproductive system. In the United States, they can serve as a woman’s primary care physician. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that patients start visiting gynecologists while in their early teens.Check-UpsGiven...

Restore Your Vaginal Health with a FemiLift Procedure Jan 3rd, 2017

You have been in good health without any problems. Your weight is good, you have plenty of energy and you feel like you are headed in the right direction. There is only one problem and it is in an area that you don’t even want to talk about. It’s something...

Why Do Acne Scars Develop? Dec 5th, 2016

Scars form on the skin as part of the natural healing process of wounds that spread to the dermis, which is the middle layer of the three layers of skin. When there are wounds on the surface layer or epidermis, scars usually do not form. There are two main types...

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Nov 7th, 2016

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancer cells develop within the ovaries. It develops in about one out of 75 women in the US, and it is the fifth most lethal cancer in women between the ages of 35 and 74. If a woman is diagnosed during the early...

Treating Wrinkles with the Harmony XL Laser System Oct 3rd, 2016

As a child, you have smooth, soft skin, but when you get older, the aging process takes over and creates wrinkles. The problem with wrinkles is that they make you look older. Wrinkles can take away from your appearance and put a damper on your confidence.The Harmony XL laser treatment...

Treating Broken Capillaries with Broadband Light Therapy Aug 1st, 2016

Broadband light therapy, or BBL, is a popular and effective method for removing visible broken capillaries from the skin. It is also frequently used to remove freckles and age spots, and to improve uneven skin texture. It is cleared by the FDA and requires no surgery or downtime. Many individuals...

What Can an Osteoporosis Screening Tell Me? Jul 4th, 2016

If you are a woman approaching age 65, you might be wondering when you need to have an osteoporosis screening and what this test entails. The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommends that women older than age 65 and younger women at high risk for osteoporosis have a bone density...

What to Expect During Early Pregnancy Care Jun 6th, 2016

Early pregnancy care helps to keep you and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy, delivery and beyond. If you’ve just learned that you are pregnant, you may feel apprehensive about what to expect during your first doctor’s appointment. Preparing for early pregnancy care ahead of time can help to soothe some...

Say Goodbye to Excess Body Hair with Laser Hair Removal May 2nd, 2016

Unwanted hair growth can have a decidedly negative effect on our appearance. This is true regardless of whether the hair is growing on the face, belly or legs. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, meaning that shaving can be hazardous because of the appearance of wrinkles and skin...

Common Causes of a Yeast Infection Apr 4th, 2016

A yeast infection, or candidiasis, is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of the yeast genus Candida, with C. albicans being the most common culprit. C. albicans normally occurs in small amounts within the human body, but some health problems and medications can cause it to grow out of control.Yeast...

How Can Preconceptual Counseling Help Identify Your Pregnancy Risks? Mar 7th, 2016

Preconceptual counseling is intended to assess the risks of pregnancy for a woman before she gets pregnant. The risks can be to the woman herself if she has a health problem like obesity or diabetes that increases the risk of complications.There are also risks to the baby. For example, some...

The Benefits of Seeing an OBGYN for Pelvic Exams Feb 1st, 2016

When it comes time to have your annual pelvic exam, many women simply have their family physician perform it. While some general practitioners are perfectly competent, it is usually a better plan to have your routine pelvic exams done by an OBGYN, for a variety of reasons.Addressing Any Current ConcernsIf...

Reduce Heavy Menstrual Bleeding with Novasure Jan 4th, 2016

Ten million women are plagued with frequent, heavy periods that genuinely affect their lifestyle. Even if their periods were normal when they were younger, the frequency and intensity of their cycles change as they near menopause. Novasure is a safe and effective procedure to lighten menstrual bleeding or eliminate it.How...

Benefits of Myriad MyRisk™ Testing Dec 7th, 2015

An estimated 5 to 10% of all cases of cancer are believed to be inherited. What is actually inherited isn’t the cancer; instead, a mutated gene that greatly increases the risk of developing a particular type or several particular types of cancer is inherited.Myriad MyRiskUnlike most genetic tests that only...

The Importance of Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancers Oct 5th, 2015

No one wants to face the possibility of cancer. The thought that this deadly illness could affect any part of your body is terrifying. Many people will completely avoid the doctor’s office because they would rather live in denial than deal with any health issues. Avoidance is the worst thing...

Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment Jul 6th, 2015

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. Bone is a living tissue made up of cells. If the old cells die off faster than they can be replaced, the bone eventually loses density and becomes brittle. The bone eventually becomes so fragile that even a...

AFT Skin Resurfacing for Wrinkles, Rosacea and More Jun 1st, 2015

Advanced Fluorescent Technology (AFT) is one of the newer forms of light therapy. Unlike a laser, AFT uses a broad range of light wavelengths to deliver energy to the skin to treat fine lines, liver spots, discolorations, spider veins, and rosacea. AFT is a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.IPL TherapyIPL therapies,...

Treating Acne Scars with Harmony®XL Laser System May 4th, 2015

The inconvenience and frustration of acne can happen at any stage of life, whether you’re a teenager or an adult. In some cases it can also cause terrible scarring. When acne products have not been effective in addressing problems with scarring, the Harmony®XL Laser System can help you deal with...

The Benefits of FemiLift Apr 6th, 2015

Most people who are concerned about the effects of the aging process on our skin and bodies have heard of collagen. Collagen is an organic compound containing amino acids that are responsible for maintaining the structure of connective tissue such as ligaments, bones and skin.As we age, collagen slowly begins...

Causes of Female Urinary Incontinence Mar 3rd, 2015

These days, many women find themselves struggling with female urinary incontinence. This condition occurs when a woman perceives the need to pass urine and cannot contain the urge. Thus in an instance of female urinary incontinence, there is an involuntary release of urine. This leakage can range from large loss of...

Benefits of YAG Laser Acne Treatments Feb 2nd, 2015

These days, many people are looking for safe, non-invasive procedures that they can utilize to rid themselves of unwanted acne and the scars it leaves behind. If this is your objective, it’s important to note that YAG laser acne treatments might be the perfect solution for you.At Associates in Women’s...

Pain Free Hair Removal with the Harmony XL SHR Jan 5th, 2015

Hair removal is a procedure that has become extremely popular over the past decade. Some people want to have unsightly hairs removed that are growing in at odd locations on their body, while others just want to avoid the annoying chore of having to shave on a regular basis. Whatever...

The Benefits of ClearLift Dec 8th, 2014

While there are a variety of anti-aging treatments on the market, many of them are painful or even dangerous. Many people wish there was a safe, painless way to get dramatically more youthful skin. There is now good news for these people: ClearLift Fractional Laser Resurfacing offers the dramatic results...