Emotional Eating

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP In all my years as a health provider for women, I think I can count on one hand the number of women for whom emotions played absolutely no part in their relationship with food. Our emotions and how we eat (and when and what) are so intertwined that I think […]

The Top Ten Menopause Myths

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Menopause often starts with hot flashes. Or does it? When you reach menopause, you’ll gain weight, won’t you? A lot of people agree that menopause changes a woman’s life in some rather unwanted ways. But menopause doesn’t have to be a time of confusion and anxiety. It may be a […]

Natural Weight Loss

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Over the years I’m sure I’ve lost over 100 pounds — the same 10 pounds, 10 times! And so many of my patients tell me the same thing, I wonder how many American women (and their daughters) are on a diet on any given day. We spend billions of dollars […]

Health and Vitamins – Who Should Take Dietary Supplements And Why?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Virtually everyone has a family history that includes a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer. You may be concerned that you carry a genetic predisposition to one or more of these diseases. But recent science has shown there’s much you can do to prevent disease, starting with […]

How Can You Feel Good With Early Menopause

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Menopause is a time of life that many women dread. They hear horror stories about it’s symptoms, including weight gain, insomnia, mood swings, and vaginal dryness, all that can be quite bothersome. This is especially true for women experiencing early menopause. If you are between 40 and 45 and are […]

What is Lupus?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP Lupus symptoms and diagnosis Focus on feeling better Lupus is a disease that has proven in the past to be quite difficult to identify and control. Lupus is an autoimmune disease which causes chronic extensive inflammation. There are a number of types of lupus, with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) being […]

Understanding Test Results – Necessary For Women’s Health Maintenance

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP A big part of staying healthy is being informed. If you know what your body is saying, you can begin to think about what you can do to make positive changes. Lab results help us to track progress and provide us with power and incentive. I would like to help […]

Endometrial Ablation – The Pros and Cons

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP There are times that medical terms can be a little intimidating to people who aren’t familiar with what they mean. Some of you might know what something means in a general way, but it’s always best to know, for your own well-being and peace of mind, specifically what something means. […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) — Or Intestinal Parasites?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP When I started my practice in the early 1980s, I was amazed at the number of women who suffered from constipation, diarrhea, increased gas, bloating after eating, fatigue and the many other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. It wasn’t long before we realized this was a women’s health issue. Research indicates […]