Sexual Health

November 29, 2018

More than Sex – Sexual Health Is an Important Part of Our Well-being

By Aleece Fosnight, Urogynecology When you hear or see the word “sex,” what comes to your mind? Do you cringe because it reminds you of all the negative things your parents or other adults said about it? Does it bring you curiosity because you are looking into ways to spice up your relationship? Or, are […]

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November 20, 2018

The HPV Vaccine Helps Prevent Cancer: When Should Your Child Get It?

By Ashley McClary, MD Have you heard? There’s a vaccine that may help prevent cancer for your child! The HPV vaccine has been part of the routine vaccine schedule for the past 12 years and is designed to protect your child from becoming infected with a virus that causes cancer. The HPV, or human papillomavirus, […]

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November 20, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Cradle to Grave Phenomena – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 16

“A cradle to grave phenomena.” That’s how our subject matter expert in this episode of My Healthy Life refers to STDs. Not quite dinner table talk, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are indeed something that need to become more normalized in our conversations. Despite the common idea that teens or young people are more susceptible, STDs […]

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October 2, 2018

Painful, Urgent or Frequent Urination? It Could Be Interstitial Cystitis

By Lee Ann Boyd, Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner Do you experience frequent, urgent or painful urination? It can be hard to tell if your bladder is simply active, overactive or if it might be inflamed. It could be interstitial cystitis. What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder […]

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September 27, 2018

Treating Low Testosterone: Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe?

By Lee Ann Boyd, Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner It is estimated that 2.5 million men over age 40 have hypogonadism – or low testosterone. The discussion of low testosterone often gets controversial when it comes to managing it – who do you treat? How do you treat it? What type of follow up is necessary? […]

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July 19, 2018

The More You Know – Preventing and Treating STDs

By Gabriel Cade, MD Sex is a personal matter. Where it overlaps with medicine is sexual health and the many “side effects” of sex, like pregnancy, and its many joys and tribulations, like sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which is the not-so-joyful part. Basically, if you choose to have sex and you don’t want bugs or […]

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February 2, 2018

Urinary Tract Infections in Women – Why They Occur, How to Prevent Them

By Linda Gale, PA McDowell Urology Among the most common conditions we see at our urology practice is urinary tract infection, commonly known as UTI. These infections are (unfortunately) very common in women, and can cause severe discomfort. While UTIs are common, they can also be quite serious if not treated properly. Symptoms UTI symptoms […]

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April 19, 2017

Easing the Fear – Helping Abuse Survivors Prepare for Their Baby’s Birth Day

By Shian Ponder For many women, the experience of giving birth is one of the greatest moments in life. They look forward to that day with great anticipation and excitement. But for women who are survivors of sexual abuse, that may not always be the case. “For these women, giving birth can be a distressing […]

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March 10, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Awareness Important Despite Declining Numbers

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. The theme, The Best Defense Is a Good Offense, calls women to take effective steps to protect themselves and others from HIV. This day is an opportunity to join partners across the […]

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December 15, 2016

Prioritizing Intimacy – Tips to Reignite the Flame from a Sexual Health Expert

If you feel like you and your spouse or partner have “lost that lovin’ feeling,” don’t despair. It’s not uncommon, and it doesn’t have to be permanent. Like anything worthwhile, maintaining a healthy romantic relationship takes time and effort. Here are some tips and ideas to help you recapture some of the magic. Prioritize Intimacy […]

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