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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...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

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...

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...