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Summer and Travel Safety

After a year of isolation and canceled plans, you may be itching to travel. If you are taking any long trips this summer, especially if you plan to travel abroad, there may be more preparation involved. These are just a few recommendations to help get you started on your summer plans.

Advancements in Body Contouring

Whether or not you care to admit it, there is no denying that non-surgical cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular for a good reason. The good news is that the body contouring industry is ever-changing and advancing and has made tremendous strides.

Sunscreen Awareness

May 27 is National Sunscreen Day, and summer is practically here already! With daylight savings time comes an even greater need to protect your skin. If we have met, you know how big I am on sunscreen. It’s so important! 

STD Awareness & Prevention

Preventing STDs may sound like a no-brainer, but STDs are more common than you might realize. People do not walk around with a scarlet letter indicating they have chlamydia, herpes, or HIV. The reality is that people often have no signs or symptoms that they have an STD making transmission easy.

Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays, as exciting as they are, can be very stressful. Covid-19 has added another level of stress because many want to see their friends and family, but want to do it safely. Others are looking for creative ways to find a connection during the holidays via zoom or drive-by mingling. Is it possible to enjoy the holidays during the Covid-19 pandemic? We think that with extra precautions, you can minimize your risk of flu and Covid-19.

The Matter with the Bladder!

Recently I was enjoying my latest edition of Southern Living magazine. As I was thumbing through the recipes, gardening section, and the model home layout it occurred to me that I had seen THREE advertisements for incontinence pads. Are we still thinking this is something normal? ….that childbirth and aging cause us to “tinkle” when we laugh, sneeze or get a strong urge?

What you should know about Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women with lung cancer being the number one killer. The incidence of breast cancer diagnosis varies by age group but, an average of 1/9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 2.6% of women will die from breast cancer per the American Cancer Society. The good news is that women age 50 and older continue to see the death rate decrease.

When Sex Hurts

Dyspareunia is genital pain that occurs before, during or after sexual intercourse. Patients may experience stinging or burning or feel deep pelvic pain. Many women are uncomfortable discussing this with their healthcare provider, but I encourage women to talk about it because it is quite common and can often be treated.   

Alzheimer Disease

Dementia is an increasing problem and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the aging population.

Tips on Storing Food

We know it can be difficult to stay on the Protocol during these challenging times. Here are some tips to help keep the food you have as fresh as possible in the weeks to come.


Endometriosis affects 10-14% of women and is characterized by endometrial implants outside the uterus lining. These are often painful, associated with inflammation, and can result in scarring/adhesive disease.

Heart Attack Signs in Women

Adopting a low-inflammatory and low-processed food diet, exercising most days of the week, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Schedule an appointment to discuss your risk factors for heart disease and appropriate screening tests. We are committed to keeping our patients healthy and want to help you reduce your chance of heart disease. 

Bladder Health

There are conditions that can affect the bladder – pregnancy and childbirth, trauma, prolapse of pelvic organs, menopause, infections, inflammation, and cancer. It is important to see your healthcare provider if you experience blood in the urine, burning with urination, urinary urgency or frequency, difficulty emptying, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain.

The ABC’s of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a virus. I will speak specifically about Hepatitis A, B, and C. The symptoms can include abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, joint pain, jaundice, and gray-colored stools.

The Mind-Body Connection

We know there is a very strong mind-body connection. Many things that are good for the heart and body are also very good for the brain. Here is a list of practices that can keep your brain in tip tops shape.

Skin Cancer Prevention

Everyone is at risk of skin cancer – regardless of age, gender or race. Your skin needs protectionfrom the sun in order to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are attributable to UV exposure.

STD Awareness Month

April is STD awareness month. What are STD’s? They are infections that are transmitted through sexual acts. Most people don’t realize that this includes oral sex. There are ways to prevent the spread of STD’s during oral sex.

Heart Health

The leading cause of death for men and women in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths annually. If you are interested in discussing your risk for heart disease then schedule an appointment or mention it at your next annual.

Importance of an Annual Women’s Wellness Exam

We know that many patients have questions about whether an annual visit is needed yearly. Dr. Jukes and her team know that a yearly Well Women Exam is the foundation for wellness, disease identification, and management, as well as a key component to promoting healthy life. Having a yearly gynecological exam is an important aspect of responsible preventative healthcare and ensures your physical and reproductive well-being.

Diabetes Prevention

November is American Diabetes Month- so it's a great time to remind our patients of the importance of your annual bloodwork. Your annual bloodwork will measure your fasting glucose levels. A high level of fasting [READ MORE]

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Factors

October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time for all of us to consider risk factors for developing breast cancer. Most are familiar with the risk factors related to family and certain gene mutations (BRCA), but it’s important to also consider lifestyle-related risk factors. These are important because these are the risk factors you can do something about. We call these risk factors, modifiable. They differ from the non-modifiable risk factors like age and genetics.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.

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.

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.

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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.

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, [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

Gestational Surrogacy

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

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!

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]


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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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, [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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 [READ MORE]

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, [READ MORE]

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:

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.