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How to Tell Your Partner You Have an STD Jul 7th, 2021

You shouldn’t wait to tell your current or potential partner about your sexually transmitted disease (STD) status. Even though STDs are common, many people have a tough time talking about them. One of the challenges of dating is figuring out how and when to discuss things like your sexual history,...

Three Incredible Things That Your Body Does When You’re Pregnant Jun 16th, 2021

Women have described the changes their body underwent during pregnancy as surprising, weird, and amazing. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you find yourself on, one thing is certain, your body will undergo some interesting changes throughout your pregnancy. Board-certified OBGYN Kiran Patel, MD, together with board-certified family medicine...

Are There Risk Factors for Infertility? May 20th, 2021

Infertility affects an estimated one in eight couples. There are many causes of infertility, and various factors that increase your infertility risk. Some risk factors are modifiable, meaning you can take steps to lower the risk. Other risk factors are outside of your control. If you’re struggling to conceive, it’s...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 20th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Try These At-Home Remedies to Get Through a UTI Apr 7th, 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. More than 8 million people visit their doctor each year for UTI symptoms. Most UTIs aren’t serious, but sometimes a UTI can lead to complications, such as kidney and bladder infections. While UTIs are commonly treated with antibiotics, there are some at-home remedies that...

Why You Should Never Ignore Bleeding Between Periods Mar 10th, 2021

Your monthly period can cause discomfort and downright inconvenience, but there are some changes to your monthly flow that you shouldn’t ignore. Bleeding between periods is one of them. Doctors call it intermenstrual bleeding and if you notice it happening, it’s a good idea to discuss it with your healthcare...

What Pregnant and Lactating Women Should Know About the Covid-19 Vaccination Feb 1st, 2021

In December 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. As the vaccine becomes available across the United States many women have questions about receiving the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding.  Because pregnant and breastfeeding women are typically...

5 Tips for Combating High Cholesterol Jan 14th, 2021

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. This waxy substance isn’t a villain, however. Your body needs cholesterol to function properly. The goal is to maintain a healthy balance of cholesterol levels to keep your heart healthy and...

Why More Women Than Ever are Choosing the IUD for Their Birth Control Dec 7th, 2020

When it comes to contraceptives, women have more options than ever before — the pill, the patch, the shot, and the ring to name a few. But one contraceptive has been growing in popularity year after year — and for good reason. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) provide highly effective, long-term birth...

Who Should Be Tested for STDs and How Frequently? Nov 1st, 2020

Around the world, every day, about one million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired. And in America, more than 20 million new cases of STDs are reported each year, many of which don’t come with obvious symptoms. STD testing is the only way to know for sure if you’re among...