First—it’s important to start out by stating that not all women with heavy periods need to be “treated”. As someone who has specialized in treating women with painful or heavy periods in Rochester for the past few decades, I’m often amazed at how far some women will “let it go” before seeking treatment.
This is an important time of year for me. As the days begin to imperceptibly contract I’m mindful that earlier sunsets mean that fall isn’t far away and that we’re rapidly approaching the holiest days of the year on the Jewish calendar.
The ten days encompassing the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Repentance (Yom Kippur) are known as the Days of Awe. These days—this year falling between September 13th – 23rd 2015–require Jews to reflect on the full measure of their lives. No matter your religious beliefs or whether you believe in G-d or a “higher power” the messages embodied in these 10 days are worth embracing.
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