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Gynecology, Health, and Wellness

Healthy Girl Workout

In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.

Sugar vs Cigarettes: Which is Worse For You?

What kills more people: sugar or cigarettes? You may want to hold off before you answer this question. A closer look at the statistics behind what kills people could show a sweeter killer. Initially, [...]

What is the BRCA gene mutation?

According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance [...]

Skin Cancer Awareness

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.

“Vaginal Kung Fu” could injure your vagina

By “Vaginal Kung Fu” Allure and their experts mean hoisting rocks with pelvic floor muscles. That does sound less sexy, doesn’t it? I am using Kung Fu in the title for this post, even though it pains me more than slightly, so this piece appears in searches as this technique is unnecessary and potentially harmful.

Moderate Drinking Defined

Drinking above these guidelines can increase the risk for motor vehicle crashes, weight gain, insomnia, high blood pressure, stroke, violence, suicide, and certain types of cancer.

Eating and Treating vs Causing Disease

Food acts as medicine, says Leder Scholar One quarter of Baltimore residents don't have easy access to stores stocking healthy foods, and empty calories from sugar and solid fats make up 40% of the daily [...]

Women’s Fertility

Many women are surprised to learn that their ability to conceive decreases with age. According to the CDC “A women’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after 30”. ACOG (The American College [...]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle wasting and weakness. It is the most common genetic cause of infant death, and the carrier frequency is about 1 [...]

Heart Disease in Women

February makes us think about Hallmark cards, flowers, and heart shaped boxes of chocolate.  But let’s take a minute to think about HEART Disease in women.   Heart Attack Signs in Women Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, [...]

What is your risk of cancer?

This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for either Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome. On average, the quiz takes less than 1 minute to complete. Did [...]

True Cost of Diabetes and Prevention

Epidemiological study cohorts have shown a gradual increase in the worldwide incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Based on the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes aged 20 years or older (12.3% of the adult population), and 1 in 4 do not know it.

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are upon us which means more festivities and for many the dreaded weight gain. Let this be the year you do not gain weight. If you know you have an office lunch party [...]

Is the MonaLisa Touch Worth it?

MonaLisaTouch is a laser therapy used to treat changes in vaginal health often caused by menopause. Common symptoms include itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse. It can also be used to treat similar side [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan [...]

Cheers to Peaceful Sleeping – Insomnia

We have all experienced insomnia - the inability to fall asleep or the inability to stay asleep. Occasional situational insomnia related to stress is common. However, chronic poor sleep quality can impact your ability to [...]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this [...]

Zika Virus

Public Health Alert Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected species mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever, [...]

A New Therapy for Vaginal Health

Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 40% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, painful urination or pain during intercourse? It’s OK to [...]

Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Painful intercourse, or dyspareunia is a common complaint of women prior to, during and after menopause. It is caused by a decrease in estrogen levels in the body. The vaginal tissues really love estrogen. During [...]

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology more than 8,500 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer each day. Melanoma is the [...]

Estrogen levels decline after menopause

After menopause, when estrogen levels decline, many women experience changes that can really affect quality of life. And, studies show that only 25% of women seek help from their doctor. Did you know that there [...]

Austin Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis

Event Details Location: Camp Mabry Date: 4/9/2016
 Check-in Festival Start: 10:00AM
Walk Start: 11:00AM Walk Coordinator: 
Derek Dodson
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April is STD awareness month

Preventing STDs may sound like a no brainer but STDs are more common than you realize. People do not walk around with a scarlet letter indicating they have chlamydia, herpes or HIV. The reality is [...]

Gestational Surrogacy

Looking for a healthy woman interested gestational surrogacy?  For more information, please contact our practice manager, Kelly Zimbelman via email at kzimbelman@lisamjukesmd.com  or by phone: 512.301.6767

March is Nutrition Month

The American Heart Association is committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives, and one way to do that is teaching people how to eat a healthier, more nutritious diet. Many people in the United [...]

Maggie Jukes Crohn’s Message

Howdy! My name is Maggie Jukes, I am a 17-year-old Senior at Lake Travis High School in Lakeway, Texas. I am both honored & excited to be named the Central Texas Honored Hero! I was officially diagnosed [...]

Heart Month

Heart Month has arrived! It is time to raise awareness for cardiovascular health! To raise awareness and to keep you informed about recent developments in cardiovascular health, we’ve prepared for you an easy-to-follow info sheet!

Top Doctor 2015

Choosing the right doctor is one of the most valuable investments you can make. Dr. Lisa M. Jukes was recognized as Top Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Surviving Thanksgiving while on Ideal Protein

Happy Thanksgiving! Want to be Thankful your weight didn’t go up this Thanksgiving? Follow these tips to help you stay on program! Preparation: Failure to plan is planning to fail! Being prepared with your foods [...]

National Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, which is an annual campaign that focuses on increasing awareness and focusing attention on the issues surrounding diabetes. Facts & Stats  [1] Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the [...]

Get involved: Grow your moustache

Mo Sistas, give your Mo Bros a pass to grow a moustache. Better yet, sign up to MOVE and be part of the movement for men's health. The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. [...]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Facts Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women in the United States and is the most deadly of the gynecologic cancers. It is estimated that in 2015, approximately 22,000 and women [...]

World IBD Day

Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). World IBD Day is marked on 19 May each year. World IBD Day is led by patient [...]

Pink! Party for Breast Cancer

Dr. Lisa Jukes and husband, Harry Jukes, enjoying the Pink! Party for Susan G. Komen Foundation on Friday. The Pink! Party Chairs really know how to put in an event! Thanks to the hosts, Bill [...]

Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Have your healthy New Year's habits already begun to fade? Recharge your resolutions during National Nutrition Month® with help from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In celebration of the 2015 National Nutrition Month theme, [...]

March Colon Cancer Awareness

Everyone seems to be worried about how their butt looks. We do squats and follow a low-carb diet so we can fit in our bikini or our designer skinny jeans. We check it out in [...]

What Guys Don’t Understand About Sex

In spite of the billions of dollars spent on candy, cards, flowers and more elaborate Valentine’s gifts, most guys can’t seem to solve the conundrum of what women really want from sex. It’s not for [...]

Ideal Protein Announces “Ideal Heart” Month

We are proud to share with you a press release that has been distributed to various media outlets. The press release presents the relationship between excess weight and increased risk of heart disease and other [...]

New Treatment for Fibroids – Acessa

The Acessa procedure is a new minimally-invasive,same-day (outpatient) therapy for fibroids. It uses a technology called radiofrequency ablation.Each fibroid is destroyed by applying energy through a small needle array. The surrounding normal uterine tissue is [...]

BioTe and Osteoporosis

New Research: Men are Twice As Likely to Die From the Effects of Osteoporosis Once thought to be a disease primarily affecting post-menopausal women, osteoporosis is now a serious concern for men’s health. In a [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Screening and Early Detection Regular screening tests (along with follow-up tests and treatment if diagnosed) reduce your chance of dying from breast cancer. After all, screening tests can find breast cancer early, when the chances [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October

All those pink ribbons, t-shirts, tennis shoes people wear during the month of October is in celebration of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! No one EVER wants to be diagnosed with breast cancer.  And it certainly [...]

Healthy Bedtime Habits

They Snack—Smarter If you’re going to have a bedtime snack, make it a kiwi. Eating two of these fruits one hour before bed for a month helped adults fall asleep 35 percent faster and sleep [...]

Reason Women Can’t Sleep

Sleep is often one of the first things to go during the transition into menopause. These solutions can help you wake up on the right side of the bed. Stick It To Those Night Sweats [...]

Endometriosis: What you need to know

What do pain, infertility, scar-tissue formation, adhesions and bowel problems have in common? They are all things that can be caused by endometriosis, a condition that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in [...]

Health Benefits of Birth Control Pills

Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills)  Not only are oral contraceptives an excellent form of contraception (birth control), but there are MANY additional health benefits!   Is the pill safe? Since the 1950’s women have used [...]

Painful Periods

Dr. Lisa M. Jukes outlines the causes and treatment options for heavy menstruation and agonizing cramps. By Molly McManus Most women experience discomfort when Aunt Flo comes to visit. However, there are varying degrees of [...]


What You Need to Know By Jill Case What do pain, infertility, scar tissue formation, adhesions, and bowel problems have in common? They are all things that can be caused by endometriosis, a condition that [...]

Keep your bladder healthy

DID YOU KNOW? The bladder can hold approximately 2 cups of urine before it signals that it needs to empty Normal number of trips to the bathroom per day are 6-8 times. What you eat [...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Who gets colorectal cancer? Anyone can get colorectal cancer. The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum is about 5% for both men and women in the US. What are [...]

Ideal Protein on USA Today

Researchers study weight loss to reduce breast cancer Research shows that excess weight increases the risk of recurrence and death. Fat cells are a source of estrogen, a hormone that fuels breast cancer in women [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All those pink ribbons, t-shirts, tennis shoes people wear during the month of October is in celebration of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! No one ever wants to be diagnosed with breast cancer. And it certainly [...]

Collagen-Building Foods for Youthful Skin

Ever notice that advertisements for ‘anti-aging’ beauty products and procedures are obsessed with collagen? Strong collagen is the foundation for youthful-looking, resilient skin! Collagen makes up 75% of our skin and it actually starts [...]

Health Benefits of Birth Control Pills

Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills) Not only are oral contraceptives an excellent form of contraception (birth control), but there are MANY additional health benefits! Is the pill safe? Since the 1950’s women have used birth [...]

Dr. Jukes Speaking at Austonian Club

Come hear how you can have fallbladder, hysterectomy and other gynecological surgery through one small incision in your belly button. Dr. Jukes will be speaking from 7pm – 8pm at the Austonian Club on Wednesday, [...]

Do you feel dry and irritated?

Is intercourse painful because of decreased lubrication? Do you wonder why your "oasis" has turned into the Sahara Desert? If you are asking yourself these questions, you are likely experiencing Atrophic Vaginitis. This condition occurs [...]

Keeping a Healthy Bladder

DID YOU KNOW The bladder can hold approximately 2 cups of urine before it signals that it needs to empty. Normal number of trips to the bathroom per day are 6-8 times. What you eat [...]

A New Frontier in da Vinci Surgery

A special event Presented by Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center. featured speaker, Rick Low, M.D., F.A.C.S. WHEN: Wednesday, March 27th 5:30-7PM WHERE: The Austonian Club 200 Congress Avenue, [...]

Hormone Replacement Therapy

SottoPelle® Therapy can restore healthy hormone levels for both women and men to help them feel healthy, vibrant and sexy again. SottoPelle® Therapy is a unique hormone replacement method that delivers a customized amount of [...]

Dr. Jukes on Fox News

Dr. Lisa Jukes, OBGYN, spoke to Keri Friday morning about what women should know to take control of health and wellness. Women and Health and Wellness: MyFoxAUSTIN.com

Pelvic Floor Forum

Notes from the Pelvic Floor Gym: As we age and our body parts start to “head south”, the first thing that some of us ladies notice is the aggravating, and often times embarrassing, loss of urine.