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Essure: the Permanent Birth Control with Permanent Side Effects

woman reading prescription side effects with an open mouth, holding her glasses with one hand Essure is a birth control device introduced in 2002 and marketed as a simple, non-surgical option for permanent female sterilization. At first, the Essure implant was proclaimed to be the permanent birth control procedure with no incisions nor anesthesia. Read More...
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Can InWave Improve my Urinary Incontinence?

inwave device Over 25 million people in the US experience Urinary Incontinence, this is a common problem with a lot of less than desirable treatment options. InWave is a medical device that treats stress, urge, or mixed incontinence with separate treatment timers Read More...
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How Important is an Annual Exam?

close up of patient and doctor taking notes   As cervical cancer screening recommendations have changed in the last few years, women were thrilled to find out they no longer needed an annual Pap smear. However, even if women only need that test once every 3 to 5 years, they should still Read More...
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Effective Strategies for Shedding Pounds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smiling couple measuring their waist at the beach   In last week's blog, we talked about how with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. We are recommending patients get back on a healthy routine by finding exercises Read More...
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How has stress impacted patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

businesswoman tired from work in the office holding her head With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. A lot of our patients are working moms and they are now teaching, working from home, and never getting a break.  We are recommending Read More...
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Thyroid Complications in Women: Diagnosis, Impact on Pregnancy & Resources

doctor using an ultrasound on a female patient's thyroid How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other health problems. The doctor will typically start by asking the patient about their health history, such as if they Read More...
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Thyroid Complications in Women: Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules & Cancer

woman holding her thyroid What is thyroiditis? Thyroiditis is when the body's immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid and cause inflammation. Thyroiditis can be caused by: ● Genetics ● Autoimmune diseases ● Viral or bacterial infection ● Certain Read More...
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Thyroid Complications in Women: Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism

Doctor checking thyroid glands of senior woman The thyroid gland produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones control many activities in the body, including how fast the heartbeats, energy levels, internal temperature, hair/skin/nail growth, and more. Thyroid Read More...
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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Walking Regularly

photo of mother and son on a nature walk with the blog title The next time you see your doctor, don't be surprised if they hand you a prescription to walk. This simple activity that you've been your whole life is now being described as "the closest thing we have to a wonder drug," by Dr. Thomas Frieden, who Read More...
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What is the Diagnosis & Treatment Process for Uterine Fibroids?

types of uterine fibroids How do patients know if they have fibroids? A health care provider may discover that a patient has fibroids during a routine pelvic exam. The doctor can sometimes feel the fibroid with their fingers during the exam. Typically, a doctor will describe Read More...
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