Posts Categorized: Women’s Health

An FAQ On Ovarian Cysts

Most women have heard of or know someone who has experience with ovarian cysts. They’re usually associated with pain or other reproductive issues, such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome, which clouds them in a lot of misunderstanding. The truth is, ovarian cysts are very common and more often than not, undetectable and harmless! What… Read more »

Why You Should Be Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

For a lot of women, the monthly cramps, fatigue, mood changes, and other disruptions associated with menstruation is a reality they’ve been used to since adolescence. If your period is largely regular and manageable, you probably don’t think twice about it until the cramping and spotting remind you that it’s once again that inconvenient time… Read more »

Your Women’s Wellness Care Checklist

Taking the proper measures to protect your health and wellness is an essential ongoing aspect of living a long, quality life. The specifics of what caring for your health entails will depend on a lot of factors, including your age, family history, preexisting conditions, gender, and lifestyle. As a clinic dedicated to providing expert, compassionate… Read more »

How to Give Yourself a Breast Exam

As a woman, taking regular steps to monitor your reproductive health is a key aspect of maintaining your overall health and wellness. It’s important that you educate yourself and stay up to date on the most recent recommendations from women’s healthcare experts. If you’re not already, you should be scheduling a yearly visit to the… Read more »

What Are the Most Common STDs in Women?

Did you know that sexually transmitted diseases and infections are more common in women? This unfortunate reality is the result of biology and anatomy. It’s simply easier for a man to transmit an STI to a woman than the other way around. That’s why it’s important to protect yourself with routine STD/STI testing, so you… Read more »

Chlamydia Vaccine Trials Show Promising Results

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the United States, with an estimated 1.7 million new cases recorded in 2017 alone. Chlamydia is by far the most common of these STDs, affecting an estimated 1 in 20 sexually-active women between the ages of 14 to 24. According to the New York State Department of… Read more »

HIV-Prevention Implant Completes First Human Trial

In an exciting development, the first human trial of a new HIV-prevention implant has recently been completed by the pharmaceutical company MSD. The implant could potentially offer an alternative means of delivery for PrEP drugs, which can prevent an individual from contracting HIV. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, offers a way for people who do not… Read more »

Study Finds Botox Injections May Relieve Endometriosis Pain

If you’re one of the 176 million women worldwide who suffer from endometriosis, here’s some good news: a new study conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) suggests that Botox injections may relieve endometriosis pain. The study found that Botox, best known as an anti-wrinkle treatment, can alleviate symptoms… Read more »