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Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog - August 2015

A Summer Without Regret
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Monday, 31st August, 2015

The summer is ending soon and students in our area have begun to be back to school. Last Sunday, in The New York Times, I read “The Summer that Never Was” from Tim Kreider and, like him, I felt a subtle sense of melancholy. There are so many places in the world to explore, yet so little time for us to do so. Like Kreider, late August for me is “entangled ...

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Six Things Parents Should Avoid When Guiding Teens About Sex
written by Sheila Overton, M.D.
on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015

As an OB/GYN and an advocate for prevention of teen pregnancy and STDs, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to interact with parents on the topic of teen sexual health. Often, parents allow misperceptions and worries about what to say to their kids about sex become obstacles to effective communication. As a parent, you want to be able to provide the very best guidance to your kids. ...

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A Group Discussion About Obesity and Weight Loss
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Thursday, 13th August, 2015

A response to Dr. Tran’s latest blog related one person's lifelong struggle with obesity, but represented the voice of many. The story struck a nerve with many of our docs, either because of their personal journeys or those of their patients. It prompted further discussion within our group and those comments are excerpted below. As health care professionals we feel ...

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Are You There Yet? Weight Loss is a Journey
written by Thu Tran, MD,FACOG
on Saturday, 8th August, 2015

Are you one of the women who tend to get anxious every time you go for your physical exam? Do you hold your breath while the nurse is adjusting the scale to register your weight? Do you get upset when you ask for your weight last year and she informs you that you have gained a few more pounds? How do you respond when your doctor discusses your weight? Do you get angry and ...

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Mediterranean Diet: New Orleans Style
written by Daphne Stamos Keshishian, M.D.
on Wednesday, 5th August, 2015

New Orleans is a “foodie” city for sure. Fresh seafood, ripe ingredients, fragrant spices and cultural diversity add to the distinct properties of its culinary uniqueness. Having studied topics in culinary medicine and taken cooking classes at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, which is part of the Tulane School of Medicine, I understood the initiative ...

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