Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

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If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding every month and have abdominal pain, it may be due to uterine fibroids.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms at all and eventually go away on their own.  In other cases, they … Read More

Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … Read More

What Should I Expect From Menopause?

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If you are a women and are in your late forties or early fifties, you may be wondering what to expect from the next phase in your life:  Menopause.  You have survived puberty, made it through the hormonally-charged teenage years, muddled through countless menstrual cycles and handled multiple pregnancies….so what is next?  While Menopause can … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

Yeast Infections: Causes and Treatments

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  A vaginal yeast infection is a common occurrence as 75% of women will experience at least one during their lifetime. In fact, almost half of all women experience two or more … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … Read More

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding: Causes and Treatments

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Most women of childbearing age experience bleeding every month as a part of their normal monthly menstrual cycle.  However, when that bleeding is excessive or prolonged, it is termed “Menorrhagia.”  With Menorrhagia, the bleeding is usually prolonged and makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities. In some cases of heavy menstrual bleeding, the cause … Read More

Common Health Insurance Terms

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It is open enrollment now for many group health insurance plans and many of us are busy weighing our options and trying to determine the best health insurance coverage to meet our needs.  However, in order to understand the different choices, it is necessary to be familiar with certain health insurance terms including the following: … Read More

Is It a Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  The symptoms include extreme itchiness around and in the vagina, pain during urination, pain during sex and more.  This condition is very common and 75% of women will experience a vaginal … Read More