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…

Cosmetic BOTOX

 

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Cosmetic uses of BOTOX have been used by dermatologists since 2002 when the FDA announced its approval to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines. Since its approval, cosmetic BOTOX has become widespread in the United States. While women make up two thirds of all BOTOX patients, both men and women are candidates for…

Facial Rejuvenation

 

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Let’s face it, as we grow older our appearance changes. While we all understand the process, many of us don’t appreciate it. Facial rejuvenation is used to restore the appearance of youthful skin to a person’s face. Wrinkles, sagging eyelids, dark spots, and more can contribute to a person’s aging appearance. Facial rejuvenation has undergone…

Skin Rejuvenation

 

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In today’s world, appearance is everything and while everyone ages, imagine being able to have a more youthful appearance without the need to undergo invasive surgery.  Skin rejuvenation is one of the most popular procedures that plastic surgeons are performing everyday in their offices.  The techniques used in skin rejuvenation range from topical therapies to…

Scar Revision Surgery

 

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One of the most rewarding plastic surgery procedures any plastic surgeon can perform is scar revision surgery. A patient with a facial scar, the scar can have an immense impact of the person’s self esteem, confidence and can cause psychological and emotional impacts beyond the visible scar. Often facial scars are the result of as…