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Curable vs Incurable STDs - Screening and Prevention
Discussing sexually transmitted diseases (aka STDs, sexually transmitted infections or STIs) can be very uncomfortable. The most important part of understanding STDs is learning about proper screening and prevention. In fact, it’s critical to know that with every sexual encounter you should use protection. And when I say protection, I mean condoms! Why? Other methods of contraception DO NOT...
Vegetarian Pregnancy - 6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking
Nutrition plays an essential role in fetal growth and development. I hope to encourage pregnant women that they can eat well on a variety of diets while pregnant and in this article I will focus on vegetarianism. Many women choose vegetarianism for environmental, humane, or health reasons. Vegetarian diets are able to meet 100% of recommended daily intakes for macronutrients...
How Effective Is Birth Control? Know Your Contraceptive Options!
How much do you really know about your birth control options? Which forms are the most effective? You go to the doctor and we tell you “use condoms every time you have sex!” Then we provide you with the small, yet highly relevant disclaimer, “but they’re not a guarantee against pregnancy so you should use another form of birth control." If condoms...
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Medications
The FDA has approved several medications that can be used to treat obesity. Through seeing patients for weight management, I have come to realize that there is not a lot of information out there on the options and misunderstandings are frequent. In this article, I will highlight selected anti-obesity medications and discuss the pros and cons of each. However,...
5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...