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Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

Helping Women Navigate Breast Reconstructive Surgery

For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, a total mastectomy (breast reconstructive surgery) is the best treatment option. Mastectomies pair with chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments. Prophylactic, or preventative, mastectomies are also performed. In some of these cases, women don’t have cancer in either breast but are at high risk for developing it. They have a…

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The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

The Value of Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Biopsy in Evaluating Female Health Abnormalities

Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy are methods modern gynecologists and obstetricians use to diagnose and evaluate a vast range of female health abnormalities. As a medical professional, you already know that your patient’s initial complaints may be of abnormal or excessive bleeding, severe cramps, difficulty conceiving, or spotting in postmenopausal women. You also know that hysteroscopy can…

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Single-Use Medical Equipment v. Coronavirus

Single-Use Medical Equipment vs. Coronavirus

As of January 25, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left 41 people dead in China. The country’s National Health Commission estimates 1,287 people infected. CBS News reported the Chinese government is raising its response level to the highest level – emergency – and closing schools for two weeks,…

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Why Your Practice Should Offer Multiple Forms of Birth Control

Why Your Practice Should Offer Multiple Forms of Birth Control

A new era in women’s health began in 1960. This was the year that birth control pills came to market in the U.S. For the first time, women had relatively easy access to a reliable, discrete form of birth control. Sixty years later, today’s contraception options have expanded to include a wide range of methods….

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The Dangers of Ethylene Oxide “Gas” Sterilization for Medical Devices

Modern practitioners, and the patients they serve, rely on the availability of sterile medical devices. Per the CDC, nearly 50 million surgical procedures are performed annually in the US. Every procedure involves contact with a medical device or surgical instrument, and your patient’s delicate tissues or mucous membranes. A major risk of all surgical procedures is…

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Help Your Patients Understand the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Per The Oral Cancer Foundation, oropharyngeal cancers are the largest group of cancers that fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include mouth cancer, tonsil cancer, tongue cancer, oral cancer, gum cancer, and throat cancer. In 2020, more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the US. Globally,…

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New Trends in Global Medical Tourism in 2020

New Trends in Global Medical Tourism in 2020

Global medical tourism often brings up images of people going across the Canadian border to buy cheap prescription drugs. However, there are growing global trends. People travel to and from other countries to get better care all the time. This is especially true for elective treatments such as plastic surgery. Some medical tourists are interested…

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Behind the Benefits of Vaginal Microbiome Transplantation for Bacterial Vaginosis

Behind the Benefits of Vaginal Microbiome Transplantation for Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common conditions affecting vaginal health among women of childbearing age. In fact, it’s the most common vaginal infection. BV affects roughly one-third of women aged 14-49 in the United States. Currently, the most common treatment is a course of antibiotics. However, it’s well-known that pathogens can quickly…

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IUD in a 3D model of a utuerus

Here’s What Your Female Patients Need to Know About IUD Options in 2020

As a medical professional, you know the statistics on IUDs. They’re statistically more effective than most other forms of contraceptives, boasting a 99% success rate in preventing pregnancy. Unfortunately, misinformation regarding IUDs can make patients apprehensive about insertion. Knowing how to communicate with your patients about their IUD options can help you make them feel comfortable…

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3 Lighting Issues That Become Major Hospital Risks & Liabilities

From a medical professional’s perspective, minor lighting issues can lead to remarkable risks and liabilities on the hospital’s behalf. When doctors and staff work in less-than-ideal situations, there is always an increased risk for mistakes. We’re talking about safety lapses, surgical errors, and deadly infections. At best, these problems affect your patient’s overall satisfaction, and…

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