How hormones can affect your mood

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Optimal Health Staff

We all occasionally wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but is grumpy becoming a common occurrence for you? If your moods are oscillating quicker than your thoughts or you’ve been in a low mood for days —it may more than a funk. Your hormones play a vital role in your mood and should be looked at when your mood feels out of control. To learn more about the connection between hormones and mood, call today to schedule your appointment. 

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Do your use of emojis get more dates?

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Optimal Health Staff

What does your use of emojis say about your sex and dating life? According to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, a lot, actually. In fact, the frequent use of emojis with potential dates is linked to not only having sex more often but also to a more active and successful dating life. 

Read more about your texting habits and your love life here.

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STD on the rise

Posted on October 26, 2019 by Optimal Health Staff

Scary stats but easily fixed. Always be safe, get tested and know your partner's STD status. 

According to a new CDC report, three STDs reach all-time highs in the US. Read the full article here.

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Vaccinate!

Posted on April 28, 2019 by Dr. Noel R. Williams

Happy Saturday!

I will be posting on Pap smears and cervical cancer screening tomorrow but I can’t help but editorialize a bit on vaccines right now. The meme from the satirical website “THE ONION” summarizes it best. The uninformed, fearful and selfish do not get vaccinated. This may offend some of you. If it does.... be offended. It is because of the rest of us, who are vaccinated, who have vaccinated our children that the entire COMMUNITY has better health and survival. The recurrence of measles and whooping cough illustrate the effects of the diminishment of vaccinations and the national disaster of poor immigration policy (more unvaccinated people... who don’t receive vaccines at entry). In 2000 measles was declared eradicated in this country. No longer.....We will break at least a 1000 cases this year perhaps 2000. This will result in a significant number of permanent disabilities, preventable embryonic injuries and finally child/adult mortalities across our entire population.

Completely preventable with a safe, easy intervention... the MMR vaccine. Don’t be foolish, vaccinate your children, make sure you still have immunity. Keep in mind if you’ve had a baby in the last 30 yrs your obstetrician checked your measles status and vaccinated after delivery if your immunity had waned. That’s what us responsible OB/GYNs do!

All the best,

Noel

Noel R Williams MD FACOG

#ohlifestartshere #vaccine #health #GYN #gynecology #OBGYN#measles

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Dr. Williams discusses PMS

Posted on April 18, 2019
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Dr. Benjamin Barbenberg - officially board certified!

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Dr. Noel R. Williams

Congrats to Dr. Ben for passing his national Oral Board Certification Exam in Urogynecology this week.

I would like to formally recognize this achievement in Dr. Barenberg’s career. It is a culmination of effort spent over 18 years to reach this moment. Four years of college, followed by four years of medical school to just reach residency. Four more years of training, his entire twenty’s gone, to start three years of fellowship. Then three years of practice, after multiple preliminary tests to at last reach the final hurdle of oral board exams. Few people realize the dedication, sacrifice and time commitment it takes to reach this level of excellence in a medical specialty.

Congratulations on such an outstanding accomplishment!

Noel R Williams MD

All the best!

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