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Flibanserin for Low Desire Has Been FDA-Approved for Premenopausal Women

By on August 19th, 2015 Categories: Sex Matters

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved flibanserin: the first and only medication for the treatment of distressing low desire or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.

What is HSDD?

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is a medical condition recognized since 1977. It’s the most common form of female sexual dysfunction. HSDD is defined as the persistent loss …

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Implant vs. Using Your Own Tissue

By on August 13th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

How do you know whether implant reconstruction is better for you than reconstruction that uses your own tissue?

Obviously, this is a personal choice, but there are a number of questions you can ask to start figuring this out.

Some have to do with lifestyle. Are you very active? What is your sport? Do you play golf all the time? Are you training for a …

Goal!! Telling My 10-Year-Old About My Diagnosis

By on July 22nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

The stunning victory by the US Women’s Soccer team reminded me of my 11-year-old daughter’s last game of the 2015 spring season. Julie had two assists, contributing to her team’s 6-1 win and ending an otherwise abysmal season (2-5-1) on a high note. The Leprechauns (so named for their bright green jerseys) finally gelled, celebrating their triumph with a Carli Lloyd-inspired group hug.

Julie played …

Staying Present With Laurel May Bond

By on July 15th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

In April of this year, San Francisco software innovator Brett Bond reached out to Breastcancer.org to find out if there were ways we could work together. Brett runs Concrete Interactive, an agency that develops apps for health, tech, and children’s companies, as well as numerous other clients. Soon we were on the first of many calls, opening up a very cool tech-meets-healthcare dialogue largely inspired …

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Flap Reconstruction

By on July 8th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Welcome to our breast reconstruction Q&A blog series with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA. In this installment of our series, Dr. Sullivan answers your questions about using your own tissue to reconstruct a breast (flap reconstruction).

Read the Q&A with Dr. Sullivan on implant reconstruction.

Q: I am planning to have double mastectomy with

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