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Conquering Rural Medicine’s Clinic Circuit Challenge

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 7, 2019 /

The vision of the “country doctor,” black bag in hand, traveling from house to house treating generations of patients was replaced years ago by a network of rural clinics in small towns; many staffed by a few dedicated medical technicians and augmented by traveling doctors and nurses. The face of the traveling medical profession is…

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Gender-Specific Symptoms in Gonorrhea

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 26, 2018 /

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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The Contraceptive Vaginal Ring: Pros and Cons for Women

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 12, 2018 /

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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Understanding Anoscopy: An In-Depth Look at the Procedure

By Kelly Ottaviano / October 4, 2018 /

Anoscopy is an examination that involves a small, rigid, tubular instrument called an anoscope. The goal of this procedure is for doctors to find any abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract. Doctors achieve this by getting a visual of the wall of the anus and the lowest portion of the rectum. Why is this Procedure Conducted?…

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A Dozen Tips to Help You Select the Best Medical Equipment for Your Medical Practice

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 12, 2018 /

Opening a new office is one of the most exciting accomplishments you will experience as a medical professional. You can establish the foundation for a smooth medical practice opening by selecting high-quality, affordable medical equipment that will stand the test of time. Below are twelve tips to help you choose the right equipment for your…

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What Factors Are Driving the Trend in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery?

By Kelly Ottaviano / June 27, 2018 /

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) is on the rise across the globe. And the average age of females requesting FGCS is steadily decreasing. A ground-breaking study in Australia found that about a third of all general practitioners had seen patients under the age of 18 who requested FGCS. Additionally, the survey found that 97% of general practitioners…

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Research Shows A Drop In Cervical Cancer Screenings

By Kelly Ottaviano / June 19, 2018 /

In 1975, 15 women out of every 100,000 were diagnosed with cervical cancer—roughly 6 of these women died from the disease. By 2013, this number was down to 7 out of every 100,000 getting diagnosed, with 2 of those fatal. This 50% decline in 40 years is an impressive feat. However, in the past few years, this…

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5 Reasons Female Millennials Skip Their Annual Exam

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 29, 2018 /

STD’s, cancers, uterine fibroids, and other health concerns are not uncommon among women between the ages of 18 and 34. Also not uncommon among them is the idea that annual exams aren’t that important. But no matter what the popular opinion is, there are vital reasons for Gen Y’ers to schedule an appointment soon and to go…

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Hysterectomy: When is it Necessary?

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 18, 2018 /

Unfortunately, there is a negative connotation when it comes to the medical term, “hysterectomy.” Ultimately, this is because this surgical procedure prevents women from becoming pregnant. However, there are some cases where a hysterectomy is necessary or recommended for health purposes. Essentially, it’s important that women understand the process and when it may be necessary…

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What’s the Difference? Breast Augmentation, Reduction, and Lift

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 26, 2018 /

Breast surgery has become widely popular over the years. Today, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a report that shows 290,467 patients moving forward with the surgery. Women seek out breast surgeries for a variety of reasons. Whether it be for…

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