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The Top 6 Reasons Women Choose to Skip Annual Gynecological Exams

Annual gynecological exams are an important part of maintaining a woman’s overall health. Unfortunately, all too often, women choose to skip those exams–for a wide range of reasons. By identifying some of the reasons why women choose to skip those important exams, your office can do a better job of bringing women in for those…

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How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process - and Why It Matters

How to Ensure Every Pelvic Exam Follows a Standard Process and Why It Matters

Pelvic exams are generally a quick, routine procedure that most sexually active women should get once a year. However, there are now different recommendations in place and some doctors perform them less frequently. Pelvic exams may also be performed if a woman is experiencing unusual spotting or vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, during pregnancy, or…

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5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Outreach Clinics More Efficient

Outreach clinics provide a valuable lifeline to people who live in rural areas or regions where travel to a hospital or surgery center can be a challenge. Also known as satellite clinics, outreach clinics are particularly vital to patients who cannot travel for medical attention. Indeed, these patients need for medical treatment would go unmet…

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Reducing the Risk of Cross-Contamination from Vaginal Exams

Cross-contamination is a primary concern for all clinics. The transmission of disease from patient to patient (or from doctor to patient) should be something we are all worried about. Some forms of cross-contamination can even be fatal, such as HIV or hepatitis B and C, although the transmission of STDs in this context is rare….

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Specialist medical equipment in hospital. The laryngoscope is used for intubation, whereby a flexible plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (windpipe) during treatment.

Improve Examinations With Sure-Scope Single-Use One Piece Lighted Laryngoscope

A laryngoscopy is a procedure that looks at the larynx that uses a lighted laryngoscope. This includes the vocal cords, along with other nearby structures such as the throat. Further, the larynx helps individuals talk, breathe, and swallow. It is on top of the trachea at the back of the throat. There are two types…

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Take Control of Your Health With a Routine Visit to the Gynecologist

Routinely visiting a physician is important for everyone’s health. For women, visiting a gynecologist is specifically integral to ensure proper vaginal health. Gynecologists diagnose, develop, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, usually pertaining to the reproductive system. With that said, a gynecologist will help women stay on top of their health by examining them…

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This Uncertain Age: Single-Use Devices and Modern Healthcare Delivery

March 23, 2010, signaled the beginning of a new health care era in America: the signing into law of the Affordable Care Act. The Act meant those who needed healthcare now had the opportunity to find budget-friendly healthcare plans. The existence of Medicare and Medicaid is considerably older, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson…

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How Better Equipment Can Help Your OB/GYN Office Stand Out

Are you trying to attract new patients to your OB/GYN office, but don’t know how to begin? Well, we have a question for you. Do you treat your patients with the best equipment available? If so, then you are on the right track to bringing in the patients and cases you want most. When trying…

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The 5 Reasons Why Every Doctor Needs Specula in Different Sizes

Vaginal specula have existed in some shape or form since the early Roman times. During archaeological excavations, several bronze specula were found among the ruins of Pompeii. Thomas Graves is credited with producing the modern-day speculum design in 1870. Graves tweaked an earlier design created by the controversial “Father of Modern Gynecology”, James Marion Sims….

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General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can have serious implications on the long-term health of both men and women. However, most people know very little about the dangers, symptoms, and means of transmission for this potentially dangerous illness. Until recently, it was not uncommon for patients to learn of the existence of HPV when…

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obp Important Update

obp Medical - including all vaginal specula, anoscopes, laryngoscopes, kits and accessories - has been acquired by CooperSurgical as of 5/3/21. All surgical products – included surgical retractors and suction devices – are now available exclusively through obp Surgical Corporation.