COVID Vaccination During Pregnancy and Lactation

The California Department of Public Health this past week released updated guidelines that patients with certain health conditions make them eligible to receive the COVID vaccine as soon as March 15, 2021. Pregnancy is among those health conditions which increase the risk of COVID infection including the risk for illness and hospitalization and the risk for adverse outcomes such as preterm birth. The COVID-19 vaccines […] Read More

COVID Vaccine Update

We have received a lot of questions about the COVID Vaccination rollout and want to take a moment to give you an update on the rollout plan, including our best scheduling estimates.   First, a little background.  Currently, vaccine allocations are set by the state Departments of Public health (DPH).  Local Health Departments then distribute the vaccines to clinics, hospitals and vaccination sites.  The rollout plan […] Read More

Telehealth

Telehealth Visits Are Now Available!

Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology is now offering telehealth services! As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease closely, we want our patients to know that your health is our top priority.  As a result, we are offering virtual visits for many gynecological problems. We are offering same or next-day visits for any of the following concerns: Frequent or painful urination Urinary tract infections […] Read More

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends three CRC screening tests that are effective at saving lives: colonoscopy, stool tests (guaiac fecal occult blood test-FOBT or fecal immunochemical test-FIT), and sigmoidoscopy (now seldom done). Testing saves lives, but only if people get tested. Studies show […] Read More

February is American Heart Month

Original article compliments of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and […] Read More

Coping with Early Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage, or early pregnancy loss, is defined as a pregnancy that ends on its own within the first 20 weeks of gestation. One of the most common forms of miscarriage is called a “missed miscarriage”. This relates to the fact that it is often discovered early in pregnancy without any obvious symptoms of loss. Other times, bleeding and cramping in early pregnancy can be a […] Read More

Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

By now, it is commonly understood that too much sun exposure poses such health risks as premature aging, skin cancer and other skin damage. But more sun protection can mean less production of vitamin D, a vital nutrient the skin makes when it absorbs ultraviolet-B rays from sunlight. Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is a fat-soluble vitamin responsible for regulating blood levels […] Read More

World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week will be held this year from April 24th-30th. This year’s global campaign focuses on closing the immunization gap and reaching equity in immunization levels by providing universal access to vaccines. Here in the United States, we are lucky to have access to life saving vaccines – many of which are covered by insurance. Many routine immunizations are administered during childhood, and most […] Read More

Liquids to Solids

Are you a new or expectant mother with questions about feeding your growing baby in that crucial first year of life? We understand that starting your infant on solids can be overwhelming, but understanding the process behind it can make it easier to integrate into your busy lifestyle. On Tuesday, April 12th at 12pm, Dr. Herbsman will lead a discussion on this topic.  Please contact […] Read More

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