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
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
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.
Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about the tests and screenings you need in your 20s to protect your health now and for the future. At 21, you should get the first of your Pap smear screenings.
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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