Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

 

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When people hear anyone mention an upcoming back surgery, they most often hear reactions such as – “Oh goodness, that sounds serious.” “How long will it take to recover?” “Is it worth the risk?” Most people associate back surgery with hours of surgery, long scars, and a difficult recovery. Any type of back surgery is…

Failed Back Surgery Options

 

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Failed back surgery syndrome is characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries.  Also referred to as post laminectomy syndrome, symptoms of a failed back surgery include dull, aching back pain, shooting or radiating pain originating in the back or spinal area, or persistent sharp pain in the back or in the legs.   Back surgeries are almost…

Avoid Too Many Surgeries

 

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When it comes down to it, your face is the most personal part about you. Your face is what people picture when they think of you. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can help you retain a youthful, attractive appearance through a variety of techniques and procedures ranging from injectable facial fillers to laser skin therapy to cosmetic…

When a C-Section is Necessary

 

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In the United States, about 30 percent of all babies are delivered by cesarean. For a while during the late 1990s and early 2000s, cesarean births were on the rise – thanks in part to Hollywood’s endorsement of “tummy tucks” with a C-section. But today, cesarean births are performed out of necessity instead of preference.…

Benefits of Breastfeeding

 

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When it comes to being pregnant, women receive an overwhelming number of “tips” for how to eat, limit weight gain, and enjoy pregnancy. There are thousands of pieces of advice and an array of options. But when it comes to feeding your baby after you’ve given birth there are only two options available: breastfeeding and…

Birth Control Options for the Breastfeeding Mother

 

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Most women want to allow some space between their pregnancies, but many breastfeeding mothers may not know all of their options. While it is true that exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life works as birth control for the mother (with a 98% effective rate), it is important for women to…

Causes of Female Infertility

 

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Choosing to start a family is a big decision by couples, and once they make the decision they are expectant and excited about the possibilities that lay ahead of them. However, for about 10% of couples in the United States, Mother Nature does not always cooperate with their desire to have children. Women are born…

An Abnormal Pap – What’s next?

 

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A Pap Smear is a gynecologic test that is used to check for changes in the cells of a woman’s cervix. A Pap Smear checks for signs of infection, abnormal cervical cells, and/or cervical cancer. Early detection through a Pap Smear can give women a greater chance for a cure from cervical cancer. Abnormal cells…

Benefits of Prenatal Care

 

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Prenatal care refers to the regular medical care recommended for all pregnant women. Prenatal care is known as preventative care with the goal being to help women have a safe and healthy pregnancy while also treating and preventing health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy. Women who do not receive prenatal care are three…

Bone Density Test

 

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A bone density test is performed to determine the state of your bones. In the past, the only way to know how strong or weak a person’s bones were was after a broken bone. But thanks to bone density scans, doctors are able to use X-rays to measure the grams of calcium and other minerals…