The FDA recently announced a new form of birth control will soon be available for over-the-counter purchase. Rebecca Alicandro, MD, explains how it works and why it is so important.
Midwives and doulas are integral parts of many families’ birth experiences. Beyond their role in childbirth, these health care professionals provide support and care in many different ways.
Some breast cancer patients have a range of decisions to make about breast surgery. Our breast and plastic reconstructive surgery teams discuss options that combine different goals and outcomes for patients.
Radiology and imaging teams are starting to include AI learning when analyzing mammograms. Shruthi Ram, MD, explains how it all works and what it could mean for breast cancer treatment in the near future.
A recent study suggests women are being diagnosed with breast cancer at younger ages compared to years past. Kelly Krupa, MD, digs into the study and explains what it means for women.
Losing a child is heartbreaking. Each year, October 15 marks a day to remember these little lives that are gone.
Having a positive pregnancy test is just the first step in a series of useful assessments to help track your baby’s growth and development.
Dr. Louise Caroll discusses the warning signs and symptoms of possible complications during pregnancy – what to watch for, when to call, what to say and more.
Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer linked to an HPV infection. The HPV vaccine is the single most important way to help prevent that. Here’s how.
The FDA approved the first-ever oral medication that treats postpartum depression in adults. Read more about recognizing the signs of postpartum depression and who is eligible
New guidance from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force encourages women to start breast cancer screening at age 40 – a full decade earlier than previously suggested.
Density can play a significant role in a woman’s breast health – especially when it comes to imaging and screenings. Our experts share what women need to know.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Rawa Sarji, DO, talks about recognizing the signs of heart disease and how to prevent it.
A meta-analysis of 12 studies around the world found pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to have poor health outcomes – including a higher risk of death.
There are pregnancy test options at every pharmacy and at your OBGYN’s office. What are the different types of tests, and when should you take them?
Women might be experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids without realizing it. Our experts describe what should warrant a visit to a provider.
Black women who use certain chemical hair products are more than twice as likely to develop uterine cancer, according to a new study.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is often disorienting and scary. Lori Medeiros, MD, walks through the process of what women should know about what comes next.
Walking into your first mammogram screening can feel daunting. Our experts have advice on what to expect to make this unknown less intimidating.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Learn the most effective ways to manage them – and why time is an important factor in treatment.
This is a question many young women and their parents ask. Our experts share answers on when to start OBGYN care and what to expect.
There are many steps women can take to help prevent the most common types of gynecological cancers. The first one is knowing what to look for.
Often known by the informal phrase ‘tube tying’, a tubal ligation is a procedure for women who want to permanently prevent pregnancy. Franziska Haydanek, DO, explains how it works.
After nearly a decade of work to bring it to fruition, the brand new Twig Birthing Center is now open at Rochester General Hospital.
Emergency contraception is a method of preventing or delaying ovulation in order to prevent pregnancy. Rebecca Alicandro, MD, explains how it works and the options available to those who may need it.
Advances in DNA technology allow women to better understand their risk for many illnesses – and helps health care providers know how to best prevent and treat them. Our experts share how that process works.
Ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical condition that affects about 100,000 women in the US every year. Learn more about why it happens and how it is treated.
Paying attention to how your little one is moving inside your body is an important part of pregnancy. Our experts share guidance on best practices for keeping track of fetal movement.
A new method of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery allows patients to recover with shorter hospital stays, less post-operative pain, and quicker recovery times.
For women who experience consistent pelvic pain, physical therapy can provide a safe way to evaluate and heal their bodies. Erika Kozlowski, MSPT, explains how.
Roughly 1 in 5 women in the U.S. live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a higher rate than men. Our experts explore the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
Physical therapists with the Pelvic Health Center share simple exercises to do at home that can help to relax tissue that supports the organs and muscles underneath the pelvis.
Breastfeeding is a key focus for nurses helping new mothers adjust to feeding and caring for their newborns.
Sajeena Geevarghese, MD, has been appointed as Executive Medical Director for Gynecologic Oncology at Rochester Regional Health.
After an early birth and 22 days in the NICU, baby Abram is home with his family. The Balschmiter family and their medical team share their story.
There is a quick and convenient way for Primary Care and OBGYN patients to schedule an appointment.
Has your obstetrician told you that you may be a candidate for a C-section? Here’s what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
After years of trying to become pregnant, Jenn and her husband were expecting a baby. While in labor & delivery, Jenn developed a close bond with one of her nurses: Amy.
Fifteen years after receiving expert care from the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center team, Stephen Lillis returned to express his gratitude face to face.
$750K awarded under the HRSA State Maternal Health Innovation Program.
Sometimes you or a family member need to see a provider but you may need another option aside from an in-person appointment. This is when our same-day virtual urgent care services can work for you.