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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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Why Do Women Need Pelvic Exams?

By Kelly Ottaviano / March 22, 2018 /

Many women find themselves dreading their annual pelvic exams. Not only is it uncomfortable, but, for some women, it may cause a high level of anxiety. This simple procedure, while fast, has not been shown as effective in detecting several common gynecologic conditions as many women would hope–particularly given the emotional discomfort often associated with the…

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Debunking myths about IUDs

By Kelly Ottaviano / October 16, 2017 /

To ensure your judgment isn’t clouded by the wrong information, we’ve debunked the most common myths surrounding IUDs.

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Important Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 18, 2017 /

Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the female reproductive system, affecting the cervix.

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How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

By Kelly Ottaviano / August 8, 2017 /

A malignancy of the female reproductive system, ovarian cancer affects around 20,000 American women each year.

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A closer look at pelvic exams and the importance of single-use speculums

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 31, 2017 /

Pelvic exams are common out-patient procedures, wherein a gynecologist will examine a woman’s pelvic area visually, with the help of a tool known as a vaginal speculum. 

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New study shines light on endometriosis: Taller women at higher risk

By Kelly Ottaviano / July 12, 2017 /

A new study has shone further light on endometriosis, by revealing that taller and thinner women tend to be at a higher risk for developing the illness.

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Hysteroscopy 101: Why single-use tools are important

By Kelly Ottaviano / June 12, 2017 /

When a woman experiences a medical issue related to her uterus – persistent uterine bleeding, for example – her gynecologist may recommend a medical exam known as a hysteroscopy.

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Cervical cancer mortality rates surprisingly high

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 19, 2017 /

A new study published in Cancer, a publication of the American Cancer Society, found that cervical cancer mortality rates are likely considerably higher than originally feared.

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