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  • Allied Health Professionals: What Are They and Why Should I Care?

    By Summer Abubaker, PA-C on June 22, 2017
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    All Allied Health Professionals complete rigorous training and education through a certified program. All are able to complete physical exams, prescribe medications, make diagnoses and order lab testing, amongst other things.
  • 5 Secrets to a Healthy Vagina

    By Michelle Costello, PA-C on June 20, 2017
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    All women should be concerned about their vaginal health. There are many suggested tips you can  follow to provide a healthy vaginal environment. 1. Maintaining a normal pH balance is important for a healthy vaginal environment. It is recommended to avoid douching, using harsh soaps or feminine fragrances. Any alteration in the vaginal pH could lead to an overgrowth of yeast […]
  • Labor Pain: Should I Get an Epidural?

    By Dr. Brian Enggano on May 24, 2017
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    Pain relief during labor is a huge question that weighs on any expectant mother’s mind. No one likes pain and the mere anticipation of labor pain is a scary thought for most. I make it a point to review all pain relief options with all of my pregnant patients prior to delivery. One of the most common questions that I […]
  • 12 Fast Facts About Urinary Incontinence

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on May 9, 2017
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    UI occurs twice as often in women as in men. 1 in 4 women over the age of 40 will develop UI in their lifetime. Thirty percent of women will experience symptoms of UI immediately after child-birth. Most will see a resolution of symptoms 3 to 6 months after their delivery. There are several types of UI: Stress incontinence – Leakage […]
  • Menopause: Am I Crazy?

    By Dr. Peter Sakovich on May 5, 2017
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    As you approach menopause, has this question crossed your mind? Many patients feel that they may be going crazy as their hormones become unbalanced or as the common phrase says “out of whack”. It may be you or your husband or other family members that notice it first, but at some point you may ask yourself this question. As women […]
  • 18 Facts About Genital Herpes

    By Summer Abubaker, PA-C on April 13, 2017
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    Herpes affects about 1/5 adults. It is spread through close skin contact, typically during sexual activity. You cannot catch herpes from toilet seats, hot tubs, or any other objects. Once exposed to the virus, herpes never leaves your body; however, not everyone who is exposed will develop symptoms The most common symptoms of an active herpes outbreak are small, fluid-filled […]
  • Gardasil-9: The Facts

    By Summer Abubaker, PA-C on December 2, 2016
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    What is Gardasil-9? Gardasil-9 is the newest HPV vaccination on the market. It now provides protection against 9 high-risk types of Human Papilloma Virus (16, 18, 6, 11, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58). What is Human Papilloma Virus? HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. 75-80% of males and females will be exposed to HPV […]
  • Acessa: A New Way To Treat Uterine Fibroids

    By Dr. Brian Enggano on September 12, 2016
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    Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that originate from the muscle layer of the uterus. They are the most common tumor of the uterus and occur in up to 70% of women, however vary in incidence depending on ethnicity and family history. Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas) can range from a small pea size to even the size of a grapefruit or softball!
  • The Zika Virus: Your Questions Answered

    By Dr. Andrea Arguello on January 29, 2016
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    You have likely heard a lot in the news in recent days about the Zika virus and the serious birth defects that are believed to be associated with it if a pregnant woman becomes infected. Cases have now been reported in 23 countries internationally, and the World Health Organization plans to convene a committee in the days to follow to […]
  • Are Vaccinations Safe in Pregnancy?

    By Dr. Andrea Arguello on November 25, 2015
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    Keeping your baby safe during pregnancy is likely the most important concern on your mind if you are pregnant, and it depends on many factors. Just like taking your prenatal vitamins and keeping your doctor’s appointments, one of the best things you can do for the health of your baby is to protect him or her from getting sick, and […]

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