There are moments in one’s tennis career that are life changing: earning your first direct entry into a WTA event; moving up the rankings to the next level; winning your first title; being selected to compete for your country; or learning that you are going to be a mother. For some players, motherhood and pregnancy…

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The autumn months bring temperature changes and remind us of the influenza (flu) season that will occur soon.  Influenza is a highly infectious virus that causes 20,000 preventable deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations annually. The seemingly low protection (45%) of last year’s flu vaccine spells uncertainty for most of us when deciding to vaccinate for flu…

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This afternoon I delivered a beautiful baby girl. Her grandmother and mother did not cry as much as her father.  He literally was sobbing and could not stop.  She was their second daughter.  Her five years old sister’s photo was by her mother’s bedside, showing a stunningly photogenic girl, a perfect blend between her African…

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Many women experience discomfort in the peri- and post-menopausal period.  The complaints vary but may include vaginal dryness and irritation, painful intercourse, lack of sensation with intercourse, leaking of urine, urinary urgency, recurrent urinary and vaginal infections, and even vaginal bleeding.  The changes that occur are due to declining estrogen levels and estrogen receptor levels…

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