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Posts from Month: November 2018

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Gender-Specific Symptoms in Gonorrhea

According to the CDC, gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is particularly prevalent among young people ages 15-24 who have multiple sexual partners. Spread by vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse, gonorrhea symptoms can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may manifest differently in men and women. It’s important to recognize the signs in…

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Laparoscopy for Endometriosis and How it Affects Fertility

When you have endometriosis, you may experience menstrual cycles that are heavier than usual, abdominal pain, and even infertility. And though the symptoms may be difficult, laparoscopic surgery offers new hope. Used as a procedure to both diagnose and treat certain symptoms of endometriosis, laparoscopies can decrease pain and even improve the chances of conceiving. Below you’ll…

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obp Announces New ONETRAC Surgical Retractor Sizes

Expanded line of fully integrated, illuminated, cordless surgical retractors delivers unmatched functionality and flexibility for a full range of surgical procedures.   LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — obp, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced expansion of its ONETRAC® portfolio to include four new sizes. ONETRAC is the first single-use, cordless surgical retractor…

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The Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Pros and Cons for Women

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 99% of women aged 15-44 who have had sexual intercourse have used at least one method of contraception. For those women who dislike the idea of taking a pill daily, having an implant placed, or getting injections, the contraceptive vaginal ring can present a viable alternative. A relatively new technology that garnered…

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The Pros and Cons of a Laparotomy Versus an Operative Laparoscopy

Primary Differences Between a Laparotomy and an Operative Laparoscopy Laparotomy and operative laparoscopy both play important roles in treating women’s health issues. The primary differences between the two procedures are the type of incision created and the tools used to complete each procedure. Laparotomy is similar to many other general surgical procedures and involves creating…

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