October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of this important month, following are some important facts and figures from the American Cancer Society regarding breast cancer in the United States: •  Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. •  It is estimated that about … Read More

HPV: What is it?

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You have probably heard of HPV before but do you really know what it is?  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus: the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  There are over forty different types of HPV that can affect the genitals of males and females.  They can also affect the mouth and throat. HPV is most … Read More

Treatment for An Erratic Menstrual Cycle

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You are about to go on a much-needed, tropical vacation with your husband.  Time for some much needed rest and recuperation and maybe even a little bit of romance.  With all of the kid’s school work and activities, you feel like you have barely had any time to actually talk to your husband lately.  Now … Read More

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound: What Is It?

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You may have heard of a Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound but are not really sure what it is?  A Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound, sometimes referred to as an “NT” or a “nuchal fold scan”, is a non-invasive test used to help your practitioner assess your baby’s risk of having Down’s Syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.  It can … Read More

Australian Study Finds Many Women Do Not Know When They are Fertile

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Are you struggling with infertility?  Have you tried for many frustrating months to become pregnant without success?  If you are, it is really important for you to get familiar with your menstrual cycle.  Timing intercourse around the most fertile time of your cycle can greatly increase your chances of conceiving.  However, a recent Australian survey … Read More

Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA): Am I A Candidate?

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Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure used to treat women with excessive or irregular uterine bleeding. It involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus).  No incision is needed.  It … Read More