What is Vulvodynia?

One of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain in women is vulvodynia. This is defined as vulvar pain of unknown cause that’s lasted for at least three months.[1,2] This disorder is experienced by an estimated 10% to 28% of reproductive-age women.[1,2] Although less common, it can affect postmenopausal women as well. The pain can sometimes be described as a burning, irritation, stinging, or sharp pain in the vulva, the area outside the vagina. This area includes the labia and the entrance to the vagina. This pain can be brought on by touch, pressure, and vaginal intercourse (attempted or completed). Because of the pain, it can wreak havoc on a patient’s intimate relationships and everyday life…

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Who Should You Believe? A critique of the Aesthetic Society’s view of Breast Implant Illness

A 2022 article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal makes it clear that Aesthetic Society plastic surgeons are encouraging their members to pretend to share patients’ concerns about breast implant illness (BII) while persuading patients that BII is not real and therefore BII patients do not need explant surgery. A review of their poorly researched article explains which BII studies it ignored or misrepresented and raises questions about bias and gaslighting.

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Wearable Medical Devices: What You Need to Know

Wearable medical devices such as the FitBit or other SmartWatches are electronic devices that you wear to track personal health data, such as how many steps you have taken in a day or your heart rate. How are wearable devices regulated, are they effective, and what are the risks associated with them?

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