Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women with PID experience difficulties getting pregnant.  PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix).  It occurs when bacteria … Read More

Osteoporosis and Your Bone Health

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If you are a woman, it is vitally important for you to pay attention to your bone health.  This is because after Menopause, your risk for developing Osteoporosis goes up substantially.  And, if you take care of your bone health while you are young, this will help to reduce your risk for developing Osteoporosis when … Read More

Pelvic Pain: Is it a Uterine Fibroid, or Something More Serious?

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Pelvic pain is a common condition affecting women and can be caused by a number of conditions.  So, how do you know if your pelvic pain is being caused by uterine fibroids or something more serious? Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop on the wall of the uterus.  In many cases, fibroid tumors do … Read More

Preventive Women’s Health

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Do you have smoke alarms installed in your home?  Do you have a home security system?  Do you own a car, homeowners, health or life insurance policy?  Most likely, you have answered yes to many or all of these questions.  All of these things mentioned above are examples of preventive measures we take everyday to … Read More

Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms and Treatments

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Are you exhausted yet unable to get to sleep or stay asleep?  Are you moody and irritable, even when it is not that time of the month?  Have you recently gained weight and are unable lose it?  Are you experiencing hot flashes?  Have you completely lost interest in sex or has sex become painful for … Read More

Are You Tired of Dealing with Excessive Menstrual Bleeding?

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Is excessive menstrual bleeding getting in the way of your life and making it hard to participate in the activities you enjoy? Does it require you to plan your life around your menstrual periods? If so, you may want to consider Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA). In general, menstrual bleeding is considered excessive when a woman soaks … Read More

Is It a Vaginal Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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 According to data provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, nearly 75% of all adult American women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in her lifetime.  This same data shows that of this 75%, 40% or more will suffer from two or more cases of this type of infection. A … Read More

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