Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

by Erica Howard NP with Louise D Metz, MD Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a disorder that affects hormones, resulting in a variety of physical and metabolic symptoms. Primary hormones affected by PCOS include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and insulin levels.  The…

Migraine Headaches: The Basics

By Denise Dechow, MD June is Migraine Awareness month so let’s start with the basics. Migraine headaches are a specific neurologic headache that occur in both adults and children characterized by a severe, throbbing one-sided headache. The headache progresses over minutes to hours, worsens with physical activity and last several hours or more. The headache…