Each year, it is estimated that there are 20 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the United States. Here’s your guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating STIs.
Our office is pleased to announced our newest member of the team, Deborah Greengrass, A.P.N.,C!
Debbie was born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997, and a masters degree in nursing from Seton Hall University in 2005.
Debbie has more than 15 years experience in OB/GYN and women’s health care. She has an extensive background in all aspects of GYN, OB and infertility care. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with her husband and their 2 children.
Join us at the “Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 24th.
Millions of women experience changes to their vaginal health that, as a consequence, affect their personal lives. Now there’s a solution called MonaLisa Touch! A simple, safe, and clinically proven laser therapy, MonaLisa Touch can help alleviate the painful side effects of menopause and boost intimacy in a short amount of time.
As a mom, you’re dedicated to knowing your child’s medical history to ensure they stay as healthy as possible. You probably even track what they eat, drink, and breathe, just to make sure you’re preventing every ailment you can. But, do you ever think about your own mother’s medical history and how it may affect both you and your children?
This Mother’s Day, take a step back and ask a few questions that can help gain valuable insight into your family’s health patterns for generations to come.
Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?
Endometriosis is a much more prevalent issue than many people might think. In fact, fewer than 1/3 of women know what endometriosis is, despite it affecting approximately one out of every ten women in the United States.
Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue begins to grow outside of the uterus. Because this tissue responds to a woman’s menstrual cycle, symptoms can be confused with period pain. Since the tissue has no way of leaving the body, lesions, scar tissue and inflammation can occur. All of these symptoms could potentially lead to infertility.
40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.
Uterine fibroids are a much more common issue than you might think. According to the National Institutes of Health, one study found that between 80 and 90 percent of African American women and 70 percent of Caucasian women will develop fibroids before the age of 50.
Since uterine fibroids can cause severe symptoms and can even lead to trouble getting pregnant, it is important to know the warning signs of fibroid development. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.