Author Archive | Rashmi K

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Breast Cancer:: Real Talk, Reducing Risk

Along with pumpkins, Halloween decorations and fall foliage, October brings a flurry of pink ribbons signifying Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Though breast cancer awareness remains one of the most successful health advocacy campaigns, many of us are not actively thinking about the choices we can make to decrease our risk. So let’s dive into some […]

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The 5th Vital Sign

The 5th Vital Sign:: Everything Your Period Can Tell You

As a gynecologist and infertility specialist, I can launch into chatting about periods, hormones and menstrual cycles easier than I can make conversation about the weather {true fact}. Partly, I love bringing up this topic because I am so aware, through personal conversations, professional experiences and my own research, that there are so many common […]

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Parenting in a Pandemic:: Is There a Magic Recipe for Working Mamas?

Being a first-time mom in my mid-30s has its pros and cons, one of the biggest advantages having been the opportunity to watch many of my friends transition into motherhood before my own turn came. Between these observations, advice from friends and mentors, and so many “women in medicine” and “work-life balance” seminars, I have […]

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Infertility Awareness and #TTC

Infertility Awareness and #TTC in the Age of COVID-19

Each April, mixed in with the excitement of springtime and Easter bunnies, I make sure to support National Infertility Awareness Week {NIAW}, recognizing the 15% of heterosexual couples in the U.S. that face infertility, as well as all the other women, men and couples that rely on fertility treatment. Whether it’s LGBT or single parents, or […]

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#OurHearts Matter:: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

#OurHearts Matter:: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. Though we tend to focus on the fun aspects of what our heart does – the romance of Valentine’s Day, candy and cards with your little ones, Galentine’s fun with your besties – this month also brings the reminder that heart health is important too! The American Heart Association’s #GoRedforWomen and […]

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