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Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis?

Category: Endometriosis

Could My Infertility be Caused by Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States.

Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, scar tissue and inflammation can occur. All of these symptoms could potentially lead to infertility.

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Cervical Cancer Detection & Prevention

Category: Cervical Health

40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.

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Office Closed 1/17 Due To Weather Conditions

Category: News

We will be closed on Tuesday, January 17th, due to the weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Holiday Office Closings 2016

Category: News

Here’s our office closing schedule for the holidays. We hope our patients have a wonderful holiday season!

Thursday, November 24 – Closed

Friday, November 25 – Closed

Monday, December 26 – Closed

Monday, January 2, 2017 – Closed

Patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.

 

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Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed?

Category: News

flu shotIt’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

Category: Gynecology

Breast cancer awarenessWhile most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Category: Gynecology

Teal ribbon awareness to support Ovarian/Cervical Cancer on human hand supportWhile ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.

The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.

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Breastfeeding Month

Category: Pregnancy

Young mother breast feeding her baby at homeDuring August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Getting Pregnant

Category: Pregnancy

Home portrait of pregnant womanI’m sure someone has told you “You’re never completely ready to have a baby.”

However there are some questions that you can answer ahead of time to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. Here are just a few questions to keep in mind while you plan your pregnancy:  Read the rest of this entry »


Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant?

Category: Pregnancy

Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone.

Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess. Read the rest of this entry »