Had a FIT lately?

Nauseated by the thought of a colonoscopy prep? Colorectal cancer screening is not for the weary. Good news! There’s a new method of screening (FIT) that doesn’t require the traditional quality time in the bathroom (or day off work). Continue reading


Dreading Day 1

We’ve all been there. Laid up on day one of menstrual flow pondering the need for such torture. Painful cramps that occur with menstruation, is known as dysmenorrhea. It is the most common gynecologic problem in women of all ages and races, and one of the most common causes of pelvic pain. Continue reading

Fewer pap smears? Yes, please.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an opportunity to discuss how to protect yourself (and your children) from the effects of HPV and cervical cancer. So, let’s celebrate with fewer pap smears (yes, fewer), and vaccinations for both boys and girls.

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Panty Pandemonium


Taboo Tuesday

We’ve all had it.  That moment of shock and awe (horror, even) accompanied with the question of “how can this possibly be normal?” … in the bathroom.  Discharge, while not always pleasant or convenient, is indeed normal and actually required for a healthy vagina.  The amount, color, and consistency various among women.  And throughout a woman’s life it changes depending on her age, menstrual cycles (or lack thereof), and if she is pregnant.  Knowing what’s normal may help alleviate moments of panic or, alternatively, prompt you to seek treatment.

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Day is done, gone the sun


The end of day light savings got you down?  As fall drifts on, the amount of day light dwindles and for some, so may your spirits.  But before you chalk it up to your primal instinct to hibernate for the winter, learn more about seasonal affective disorder. Continue reading