The Importance of Safe Sex
By: Monica Duvall, MD
A reminder about the importance of safe sex is due.  Last year, the CDC reported that rates of Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea in the U.S. had all increased for the fourth straight year. Forty-five per cent of the new Chlamydia cases were found in young women—a particularly alarming statistic, as this infection can lead to infertility if unrecognized or untreated. Genital herpes is estimated to have a prevalence of 1 in 6 Americans, with women far outnumbering men in new cases. And the HPV virus, as we all know, can lead to cervical dysphasia and even cancer in infected women.  All of this points to the importance of awareness and preventive measures in limiting the spread of various sexually-transmitted infections.   Finish the article here.
Better Sex: ThermiVa and O-Shot
By: Allison Andrews, WHNP
ThermiVa® is a non-surgical, safe and effective procedure that uses radiofrequency heat to tighten loose, sagging skin and increase blood flow and nerve sensitivity in the vaginal area. 

What are the benefits of the ThermiVa®?

  • Vaginal and labial laxity 
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
  • Painful sex 

The O-Shot is an injection that can increase a woman’s sexual desire and arousal, as well as improve the number or quality of her orgasms. 

What are the benefits of the O-Shot®?

  • Leaking urine 
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decrease symptoms and long-term consequences of lichen sclerosus

Read all about both of these treatments in the full article.
Asthma in the Winter
By: Maria Mazzotti, DO
In the winter the air is colder and drier typically. When you are breathing in this heavier air you may notice that your lungs burn. Normally there is a small layer of mucus in your lungs that keeps things in check, but if you are breathing in the cold dry air, that small layer of moisture evaporates and in turn you experience that burning feeling. Breathing in the cold dry air takes more of an effort for your body and it can trigger a histamine reaction, which is similar to what happens when your lungs are exposed to allergens. The histamine reaction will cause your body to produce more mucus which in turn makes your airways smaller and makes it harder to move air. Increased mucus can also make you to be more susceptible to getting infections.   Finish the article here.
Our goal was to create a modern, informational and user friendly website.
Please visit it using the link above and let us know what you think!
Do you like our new website?
Health Walks