7 Choices That Keep Your Sperm Healthy

Think of your testicles as a factory where sperm is made. You want the factory to produce a top-notch product, so you must make smart choices to keep your workers happy and healthy. Some factors related to fertility are beyond your control. But you’d be surprised how much power you have over the health and … Read More

Did Your Gynecologist Say ‘SIS?’

Maybe you’ve had an ultrasound and something came up abnormal. Or experienced some irregular, heavy, or postmenopausal bleeding. Or you could be struggling with infertility. To better diagnose the problem, your doctor orders an SIS, or saline-infusion sonography. This is a special ultrasound for imaging the uterus. But what is it, exactly, and what does … Read More

Women in Their 30s: Key Tests and Screenings (Video)

For your 30s, Holly L. Thacker, MD discusses the addition of another test to your Pap smear screenings: the HPV test. Depending on your HPV status, we can extend the time for your Paps to every five years rather than every three. But you’ll still need to see a women’s health physician every year, even if you don’t need a Pap. Fertility begins to decrease during this period of your life, so it’s important to talk about your childbearing plans with your doctor.

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Daily Digest: Prescription Drug Risks, Fertility and More

From U.S. News & World Report: Do Prescription Drugs Affect How Long We Live? Experts weigh in on the benefits and potential risks of prescribed medications and their affect over time. David Longworth, MD, a physician and chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute, comments about the importance of wellness and prevention. Read more of this article … Read More