57,000 Children Are Hospitalized Annually from RSV: Local Practice Researching New Vaccine

Local physicians are conducting a clinical study testing the safety of an investigational RSV vaccine. SEATTLE, WA – Over 57,000 American children under the age of five will be hospitalized with RSV this year. Local physicians at Seattle Women’s are researching a potential new preventative vaccine for RSV.  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was identified in 1956. It … Read more

North American Menopause Society Meeting

Our very own board-certified Gynecologists, Dr. Robin Kroll and Dr. Philip DuBois attended the 30th annual North American Menopause Society 2019 meeting in late September. The meeting was held in Chicago, and the theme was, “NAMS at 30: Making Menopause Mainstream”. The NAMS Annual Scientific Meetings began in 1989 with one goal in mind; to … Read more

Hot Flashes: Your Scorching Questions Answered

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause and up to 75% of women experience them at some point in their lives. However, hot flashes can start before menopause (perimenopause), and carry on after it as well (postmenopausal). This can leave women dealing with them for many years. The exact cause of hot flashes … Read more

PCOS Awareness Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness month, a federally designated event designed to educate and increase awareness about the disease. Those that suffer from PCOS can receive information on symptom relief and prevention of secondary conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Causes and Symptoms Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal disorder … Read more

An overview of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

With as many as 1 in 10 women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), many women still lack awareness of this relatively common condition and its symptoms. Affecting women of child-bearing age, PCOS symptoms can include excessive hair growth on the body or face as well as infrequent menstrual cycles. If you have been diagnosed, or have symptoms common to those of PCOS, keep reading! What is PCOS? Although the exact cause is unknown, physicians believe PCOS, a … Read more

Migraines: More Than a Headache

Migraines are estimated to affect 144 million men, women, and children worldwide. However, fewer than 5% have been seen by a healthcare provider, received an accurate diagnosis, and obtained the proper care. Seattle Women’s hopes to educate those who suffer from migraines by providing more information about when it is time to seek help. What … Read more