womens health Articles
How to Survive the Holidays with Pelvic Pain
Friday, December 19th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Its the most wonderful DREADFUL time of the year A few years ago, thats how I felt about the holidays. It was not always so. Used to be I was the holidays biggest fan. As soon as the Halloween candy hit the grocery store shelves, Id feel a pang of excitement that lasted right up ... Read more
2014 was a Huge HUGE Year for PHRC! Here’s what Happened
Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Wow. What a year Each year around this time Liz and I sit back and take stock of the year behind us while looking forward to the year ahead. In this post, Id like to share some of the exciting happenings that have gone down at PHRC this year. One of the most exciting events of al... Read more
Should I go Gluten Free?
Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Marie Feldman The gluten-free GF diet is a hot topic these days. Some embrace it as one of the hot new fad diets to lose weight or to follow in the footsteps of popular celebrities. But for others, namely those with Celiac disease a condition that affects about 1... Read more
How your Vagina is supposed to Smell
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Fish taco. Crotch mackerel. Cod canal. Tuna town. With these common snipes at the vagina, is it any wonder that women worry about how they smell Not to mention that every single drugstore across the land houses shelves full of feminine hygiene products euphemistically pointing ou... Read more
The Case of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By StaceyAnheier Patient History Elena is a 35-year-old female who was referred to pelvic floor physical therapy by her obgyn with a diagnosis of prolapse. Want more information on a prolapse diagnosis Check out a detailed blog post on the topic here. Elenas chief complaints stem... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part II
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week we brought you our first round of must-read nuggets from the 2014 IPPS Conference in Chicago, this week were offering up the second round. Allison heard Andrew Goldstein, M.D. discuss The Role of Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and Vulvodynia. Dr. Goldstein argues that... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part II
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week we brought you our first round of must-read nuggets from the 2014 IPPS Conference in Chicago, this week were offering up the second round. Allison heard Andrew Goldstein, M.D. discuss The Role of Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and Vulvodynia. Dr. Goldstein argues that... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part I
Friday, October 31st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week our staff attended the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society IPPS in Chicago. During its nearly 20-year existence the IPPS has been a major driver of the progress made in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. And what makes the Annual Meeting of t... Read more
How to Not Freak out during a Flare
Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Its. Just. A. Flare. Four little words that pack a lot of power for me, because they instantly put the brakes on an impending panic attack. This wasnt always the case. Used to be that when Id have a flare-up of my pelvic pain symptoms, it would devastate me sending me into a pani... Read more
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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A gynos ad for Viagra; lessons about life with pelvic pain; overcoming treatment roadblocks; and vagina therapy these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few weeks. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and other no... Read more
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