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One Stop Shop:  Advanced Women’s Healthcare Offers All Your Female Health Needs

One Stop Shop: Advanced Women’s Healthcare Offers All Your Female Health Needs

When most women think of an “OBGYN,” they tend to associate that acronym with “the doctor they see for their annual mammogram/pap smear” and/or their “baby doctor.”  But what a lot of women don’t realize is that the physicians at Advanced Women’s Healthcare offer so much more than what those initial thoughts suggest. Advanced Women’s […]

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The Importance of Your Well-Woman Exam

The Importance of Your Well-Woman Exam

Every year, it is becoming more important to make your well woman exam a priority. A lot of women may see this appointment as just a routine visit to get your annual refill on your contraceptive pills, but the truth is that this annual exam is a fundamental part of your health care and should […]

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Single Site Robotic Hysterectomy

Single Site Robotic Hysterectomy

Single Site Robotic hysterectomy is the next step in the evolution of hysterectomies. We now have the ability to perform a hysterectomy (or cholecystectomy, or appendectomy) through a virtually scar less procedure. The Robotic Single Site procedure is performed through a 2.5 cm incision that goes directly through your belly button. This minimizes  scaring  and […]

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Fertility 101

Fertility 101

When making a concerted effort to get pregnant, an understanding of basic reproduction can help couples have more success.  In order for pregnancy to occur, there must be an egg from the mom and sperm from the dad in the fallopian tube of the uterus at the same time.  Once the egg and the sperm […]

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Did I Remember to Take My Birth Control Pill?

Did I Remember to Take My Birth Control Pill?

There are some alarming statistics about the percentage of unintended pregnancies in the U.S. Namely, about 50% of pregnancies are unintended. More importantly, of those unintended pregnancies, about 43% percent occurred in women who were using some sort of birth control at the time they became pregnant although maybe not consistently or correctly. It is striking that a […]

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HPV and ME

HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. These viruses are the most common sexually transmitted diseases. There are more than 14 million new cases of  HPV in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that every sexually active man or woman will acquire or be exposed to a genital HPV infection at some point in their […]

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Can You Test My Genes for Cancer?

Can You Test My Genes for Cancer?

I wish the answer to that question was a simple “yes.” In that perfect world, we could perform an easy blood test or swab that provided a definitive answer about a person’s short term and long term likelihood of getting cancer and use that information to formulate a strategy to decrease her risk. Unfortunately, as […]

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What’s Up Down There?

What is a normal vagina? A normal vagina is one you are not constantly thinking about due to abnormal discharge, irritation or odor. A vagina is not a sterile place, but if everything is in harmony (enough good bacteria and few bad bacteria or yeast) you should not constantly be thinking about it. It is not […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

There I was, freshly fallen down the hump protruding directly between thirty and forty years old; “middle-aged” (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration) and just into the second trimester of this third, and by far, hardest pregnancy. For 30 days and nights I had been starving my body of all things carb, making a most valiant […]