Blog Posts in April, 2012

  • Fix Heavy Periods at Single Office Visit

    According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 5 women will suffer from excess menstrual bleeding during their lifetime. These women have been labeled “Silent Sufferers.” A study reported that only 5% women recalled that their doctor inquired about menstrual bleeding patterns as part of their annual physical exam; whereas 38% of these physicians reported doing so; Why the ...
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  • Longer Intervals Recommended for PAP Smears

    Cervical cancer is typically slow growing, and most cancers are found in women who have never been screened or who have not been screened in the past 5 years. Annual screening with PAP testing has been shown to lead to a very small increase in cancers prevented, but greatly increases the number of unnecessary procedures and treatments. Transient Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections are common ...
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