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How Important is an Annual Exam?

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  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

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations, Insurance / Billing / Claims, Menopause, Overall Women's Health Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Effective Strategies for Shedding Pounds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  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

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Five Surprising Health Benefits of Walking Regularly

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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

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Vaginal Prolapse: Overview of the Sources, Signs & Symptoms

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  What is vaginal prolapse? Vaginal prolapse is when the vagina drops from its typical location in the body. The vagina is the tunnel that connects the uterus to the outside of a woman’s body and it is called the

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Overall Women's Health, Vaginal Prolapse Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What’s the Difference Between an Obstetrician and Gynecologist?

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The term OB-GYN encompasses two different medical fields, obstetrics, and gynecology, which both focus on women’s health.  What are the differences between gynecologists (GYNs) and obstetricians (OBs)?  ● Obstetricians are involved with care Read More…

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Dr. Davis Book Recommendation: “Better” by Atul Gawande

This week we’re doing something a little different with a book recommendation from Dr. Davis: Everyone has flaws, everyone faces challenges beyond their control but even though we’re only human, many people still strive to get as close as they

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Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is

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Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is Urinary incontinence, also called overactive bladder, is defined as the depletion of bladder control. Incontinence is not a disease, it’s a symptom of many different types of conditions that affect the Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, overactive bladder, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms Tagged with: , , , ,

Bladder Problems: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

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Many women experience a variety of bladder issues (like frequency, nocturia, urgency or urinary incontinence) but you don’t have to suffer in silence. A lot of women feel self-conscious about their bladder problems, while others believe bladder Read More…

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Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

Endometriosis 101: What is Endometriosis?

Part One: What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when cells from the endometrial lining of your uterus are found in places they do not naturally occur and this causes inflammation. Oftentimes endometriosis growths attach to organs outside of the Read More…

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

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