Finding Relief from the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

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If you have a sudden urge to urinate or have trouble controlling the release of urine from your bladder, you are not alone.  Millions of women suffer from the same symptoms of female urinary incontinence.  The severity and frequency of the symptoms of female urinary incontinence can vary widely.  For this reason, this common condition … Read More

Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

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Pap tests, also known as “Pap smears”, have been one of the mainstays of women’s health for many decades.  However, with the approval of a new test, that may be changing soon.  Recently, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a genetic test from Roche: the Cobas HPV test.  This new test was approved … Read More

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

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Barrier methods of birth control work by preventing sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg.  When a spermicide is combined with a barrier method of birth control, it is even more effective.  Unlike other methods of birth control, barrier methods are used only when you have sexual intercourse. So, what are the different barrier methods … Read More

Minimally Invasive Management Options for Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the muscular layers of the uterus.  They are a common occurrence among women of childbearing age.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause symptoms and will go away on their own.  However, in other cases, they can cause symptoms such as pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and infertility. Fortunately, … Read More