Ovarian Cancer Awareness

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   Ovarian cancer will affect about 1 in 80 women in their lifetime. Early diagnosis of the disease can be challenging as there is no screening test like a Pap smear for cervical cancer. Family history can sometimes provide a clue. If you have multiple relatives–mother, sisters, aunt, grandmothers–with … More Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Keep Calm and Breathe

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   We all have too much stress in our lives. Unfortunately for most of us, our ability to decrease the stressors that effect us is limited. What we do have control over is how we respond to that stress.  Balancing work, family, finances, and day-to-day activities is a challenging … More Keep Calm and Breathe

Why All the Fuss About Breastfeeding?

By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN   There is a big push lately to strongly encourage mothers to breastfeed. Recent evidence–based studies have shown there are many benefits for breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The most important reason is pretty obvious to most people – breast milk is the best nutrition for newborns. Believe … More Why All the Fuss About Breastfeeding?