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April is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month 2018

April is STI Awareness Month. Did you know??? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):   • There are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases) in the U.S. every year • The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion • Adding […]

Which Birth Control Method is Right for Me?

If you and your partner are not looking to add to your family, you should be using a form of birth control or pregnancy prevention. There are various types you can use depending on what is best for you, your significant other, and your lifestyle. Check out the chart link below and make an appointment […]

Cold Medications and Pregnancy

Cold Season is upon us! If you are pregnant and suffering from cold symptoms, here are some guidelines for safe medications to try: For over-the-counter cold medications, check the labels carefully to ensure that they do not contain alcohol, sugar, caffeine, or aspirin. Medications that do not contain these ingredients may be taken as directed […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast […]

The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

Flu season is upon is. It is strongly recommended that pregnant women receive a vaccination against this dangerous disease. Check out the following from ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). What is influenza (the flu)? Influenza (the flu) is more than a bad cold. It usually comes on suddenly. Signs and symptoms may […]

PCOS and Nutrition

PCOS: Nutrition Basics Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, and many have trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to […]

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