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Blog on Women's Health

Women experience different challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than opposed to men. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease are the leading causes of death for women.

Apr 19th, 2019
Votiva Training

We are so excited to now be able to offer our patients vaginal tightening procedures.

Apr 19th, 2019

Votiva is a non-invasive radiofrequency procedure that addresses both internal and external vaginal issues, including vaginal rejuvenation.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Curious About Learning About Menopause?

Menopause is the end to a women’s menstrual cycle. Menopause happens to women in their 40’s-50’s and is diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual cycle.

Mar 20th, 2019
Who Should Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation?

If you are curious about vaginal rejuvenation, you are not alone. Many women, of many different ages, are interested in this women’s wellness treatment - and many women, across different age groups, may qualify for the treatment!

Mar 7th, 2019
Get to Know Dr. Arminda Mauricio

Arminda Mauricio, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist offering complete care for patients of all ages: pediatric, adolescent, women of child-bearing age, perimenopausal and beyond.

Feb 23rd, 2019
What Entails a Normal Gynecological Annual Exam?

Our kind and compassionate Physician Assistant, Jennifer Mansfield is her to explain what happens during a gynecological annual exam. Her explanation will hopefully take some of the mystery and anxiety out of this very common and useful visit!

Feb 21st, 2019
Fetal Cardiac Pathophysiology

During cardiogenesis, the primitive heart tube produces peristaltic waves of contractions, due to stimulation provided by natural cardiac pacemaker activity produced by cells of the sinus node (SN) at approximately 5 weeks of gestation.

Feb 20th, 2019
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Explained

Dr. Are is here to explain the details of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. If you have concerns that you may be experiencing the symptoms of PCOS or if you simply have questions about it, we welcome you to schedule an appointment

Feb 13th, 2019
How Much Physical Activity Should You Do if You're Pregnant?

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, most adults should be engaging in physical activity for a wide variety of health benefits. While women who are pregnant need to modify their physical activity, it is still important to get moving

Feb 12th, 2019
What are Ovarian Cysts?

If you have questions about Ovarian Cysts, our expert practitioner, Dr. Sandra Curet has information to help explain what Ovarian Cysts are

Feb 9th, 2019
Learn About World Cancer Day - February 4, 2019

Globally, cancer is the second-leading cause of death, with 9.6 million people dying from cancer each year. For women, there are some types of cancers that most often affect women and some are specific to the female reproductive organs.

Feb 5th, 2019
Learn About the Importance of STD Screening

Warm, welcoming, and comforting, Magda Brown, WHNP, shares insight into why STD Screening and testing is crucial for maintaining sexual wellness and women’s wellness.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Learn More About Pap Smear Tests

Meet our amazing PA, Carly Goga. Our patients rave about her compassion, thoroughness, knowledge and kindness. See what she has to say about pap smear tests

Jan 25th, 2019
The Link Between Weight And Breast Cancer

It is known within the medical community that there is a link between body weight and breast cancer risk for middle-aged or post-menopausal women. Generally, the higher a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI), the higher her risk for developing breast cancer is.

Dec 28th, 2018
Fetal Surveillance Services

Fetal surveillance, non-stress (NST), biophysical profile tests (BPP), modified BPP and fetal Doppler ultrasound testing, are available at all Garden OB/GYN Centers to ensure the well-being of your unborn baby

Dec 4th, 2018
Do You Have A Yeast Infection?

Feeling vaginal itchiness or discomfort? Experiencing burning or pain when you pee? Does it bother you during sexual intercourse?

Nov 17th, 2018
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

At Garden OB/GYN we care about more than just our patients’ Ob/Gyn needs, we are also dedicated to our patients’ overall health. Therefore this week’s health tip is related to sleep and overall well-being. 

Sep 20th, 2018
Catholic Health Center Welcomes Garden OB/GYN

Last night, team Garden OB/GYN was welcomed as one of the Catholic Health Center’s newest Independent Physician Association (IPA) during their summer cocktail party to commemorate St. Charles and St. Catherine’s Wellness Center in Commack.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Why Now Is A Smart Time To Get Tested For STDs/STIs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that STD rates in the United States have hit a record high for the fourth year in a row; these rates are the highest they’ve been in the past two decades.

Aug 1st, 2018
Together We Are Making Strides

As part of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, Garden OB/GYN was invited to the Yankee vs. Tampa Bay Game at Yankee stadium this past Wednesday, August 15th.

Jul 13th, 2018
Why Do Women Get PMS Food Cravings?

If you experience symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), you are not alone. The majority of women in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of PMS, which usually occurs anywhere from less than 2 weeks to 1 week before their period begins.

Jul 4th, 2018
What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting about five million women. It occurs when the lining of the uterus, known as endometrium, moves out of the uterus and into other parts of the pelvic area such as the ovaries, bowels or behind the uterus.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Experiencing Vaginal Itching?

Are you experiencing itchiness in or around your vaginal area? Don't fret! This is likely due to one of the many common causes of vaginal itching or irritation.

Jun 18th, 2018
Pregnancy Stretch Marks

It is completely normal and harmless to experience stretch marks around your stomach region, breast, thighs, hips, lower back and buttocks during your pregnancy.

May 14th, 2018
Specialized Infertility Treatments

If you are facing fertility issues, we know it can be an emotional and difficult process to face. That’s why Garden OB/GYN is here to help.

May 11th, 2018
National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated the first Sunday in June. We celebrate for those who have survived and provide inspiration for those that were recently diagnosed with cancer.

May 9th, 2018
Types Of Breast Cancer Testing

You’ve probably heard about the importance of breast cancer testing and screening to promote your personal women’s wellness, but it’s likely that you’re unsure of exactly what each type of test is for?

May 7th, 2018
Pregnancy & Dehydration

Summer is approaching! If you’re pregnant it’s especially important to make sure you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated in these warm-weather months.

May 4th, 2018

Often times, when women who are in menopause come in for their annual exams we ask if you have had your bone density exam. Bone density exams are very important in determining if you are at risks of fractures due to osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Apr 27th, 2018
Birth Control Options Your Body

Choosing a contraceptive method is a very personal choice. Each woman's body and circumstance is different. That's why Garden OB/GYN offers a variety of contraceptive options.

Apr 23rd, 2018
Clinician Education On Weight Loss

Every week our Garden OB/GYN clinicians have a “Clinicians Meeting.” This week’s meeting was focused on education around the latest weight loss medication.

Apr 10th, 2018
Garden OB/GYN – Compassionate, Convenient Care

Along with our expertise and compassion, Garden OB/GYN offers you convenience on many levels. We are open 7 days a week with extended office hours. We have 6 office locations and welcome walk-in appointments.

Nov 24th, 2017
Miscarriage Prevention

Our procedures, protocols, research and expertise help prevent miscarriages and preterm births. We have standard guidelines which create favorable patient outcomes, for both mothers and their babies.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Ovarian Cancer: The Importance Of Recognizing The Symptoms

According to American Cancer Society Statistics, in 2017, 22,440 women received a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2017 and 14,080 died from this cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cancer death in women in the United States.

Nov 20th, 2017
World Prematurity Day Nov 17th 2017

Friday November 17th is World Prematurity Day – a day to raise awareness of preterm births and the consequences it may have on babies, mothers, as well as their families.

Nov 17th, 2017
STD Testing

In many cases, sexually transmitted diseases may have no symptoms, especially in women, so a person may not even know if they are infected. Periodic testing is recommended for anyone who may be at risk for an STD.

Dec 14th, 2015
Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer screening involves checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. 

Dec 10th, 2015
Annual Gynecological Examinations

Annual Gynecological Exams are important for monitoring women’s health. They help clinicians detect and treat gynecological issues. These examinations are recommended for all women as soon as she becomes sexually active or once she reaches age 21.

Dec 9th, 2015
HPV Vaccine: It Prevents Cancer!

Nearly all American women and men will become infected with the Huma Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives. Currently, more than 80 million Americans are infected with HPV. About 14 million people are newly infected each year.

Dec 7th, 2015
Pap Smear Screenings

The Pap smear is the one test that is responsible for decreasing the incidence of the cancer that used to kill many women.

Dec 4th, 2015
Stillbirth - ISUOG Presentation

We are very pleased to announce that this past September 2016 we were chosen to present at the ISUOG (International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology) in Rome, Italy.

Nov 18th, 2015
Urine Testing During Pregnancy

Analyzing your urine is an easy way to screen for various conditions that can be harmful to mom or baby during the pregnancy.

Nov 16th, 2015
Endometriosis- What You Need To Know!

Endometriosis is a benign chronic disorders that mostly causes distressing and debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful periods, painful intercourse, and infertility. The endometrium is the normal lining of the uterine cavity.

Nov 11th, 2015