Month: September 2017

Doctor Visit: How to make your doctor’s visit more effective

It is a known fact that if you are more involved with your own health care, you are more likely to achieve the best health. By working together with your physician you can make your experience a positive one. It takes time and effort to build a strong relationship with your health team but it’s worth it. These are the people who are working with you to solve your problem. One way to achieve this prime goal is to be prepared for your visit with your healthcare provider. These are the steps you can take to make the most...

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My Pregnancy plate – How can I balance eating for “TWO”

A healthy diet is the most important building block for a healthy pregnancy. Good nutrition is needed to meet the increased demands of your body as well as the demands of the growing baby. Pregnancy is a great time to change old habits and develop healthy new ones. I know when I was pregnant eating healthy was a conscious decision, I had to make some changes in my diet which took a little effort.  Although we may be under the impression that we need to ‘eat for two’ let me assure you, you don’t!  A pregnant woman who has a...

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Pap smear – What exactly is it and Why One should get one?

Are you confused when to get the Pap smear and Why? In my experience as an Ob/Gyn majority of women cannot distinguish between a Pap smear from a pelvic exam. This  invites us to stress on more cervical cancer prevention education, with more emphasis on HPV vaccines during female preventive health clinic visits. Papsmear is the most commonly done procedure in the office of an obstetrician and gynecologist. Papsmear is the screening for cervical cancer. During the procedure cells are collected from the cervix ( opening of the uterus) and tested for any changes that could lead to cancer of the cervix.Screening also includes Human papillomavirus (...

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