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Essential Facts About STDs That Everyone Should Know

No one enjoys discussing STDs, but if you are an adult having sex, or you are a parent, it would be wise to learn some essential facts about STDs that everyone should know.

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Menopause And Dry Skin

Category: Gynecology, News

First there were the hot flashes and the sleepless nights. Then it became harder to zip your favorite jeans, and loved ones thought you had completely lost your mind due to mood swings.

Just when you thought you had gotten through the worst of menopause, well, not so fast. There’s more!

Here are  some ways to help you combat  “Mother Time.”

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How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep Schedule

If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.

Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep find that suddenly their rest is disturbed, or they can’t sleep at all. So, what does it all mean, and should you be concerned?

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Our Holiday Hours for Christmas & New Years

Category: News

Our office will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and 31st as well as on January 1st for the holiday season. We want to wish all our patients a safe and happy holiday!

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Birth Control May Protect You From More Than Unwanted Pregnancy

Category: Gynecology

What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the U.S. and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today.

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How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility

Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot.

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3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them

Category: Cancer, Gynecology

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed.

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9 Things to Consider About IUDs

Category: Contraception

Intrauterine devices, abbreviated as IUDs, have been around for years. However, they only recently became popular among women in the United States.

Learn why so many women are choosing IUDs as their method of birth control, and whether or not this type of birth control may be ideal for you.

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What Birth Control Can I Use While Breastfeeding?

Category: Contraception

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! The miracle of birth is extremely rewarding, but many moms choose to wait a while before experiencing the nine-month process again. For moms who want to breastfeed their child, it is important to choose the right method of birth control.

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Talk-Test-Treat: The Good News And Bad News About STDs

Category: Gynecology

The CDC estimates that 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) infections occur each year, and sexually experienced persons aged 15-24 make up over one-half of all new infections.

With so much information in the public eye about using condoms to prevent STDs, why do the numbers continue to rise?

It’s STD Awareness Month, which is a great time to understand the problem and seek more solutions.

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