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What Form of Birth Control is Best For Me? Jan 3rd, 2020

Your gynecology specialist will be able to help you decide which form of birth control is best for you based on a number of different factors including your current relationships, age, desire to have children in the future, and lifestyle considerations. Some of the most popular forms of contraception include...

What is an Ultrasound Used for? Jan 3rd, 2020

An ultrasound is used for many reasons, including to: View the uterus and ovaries during pregnancy and monitor the developing baby's health Diagnose gallbladder disease Evaluate blood flow Guide a needle for biopsy or tumor treatment Examine a breast lump Check your thyroid gland Detect genital and prostate problems Assess...

Not All Bugs Require Drugs! Dec 15th, 2019

Antibiotics fight infections that are caused by bacteria. They do not treat infections that are caused by a virus. Colds and flu are caused by viruses. If you have a viral infection, antibiotics WILL NOT make you better. The overuse of antibiotics can: Kill normal ("healthy") bacteria that live in...

Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year Dec 13th, 2019

Schedule a well-woman visit with your doctor or nurse every year. The well-woman visit is an important way to help you stay healthy. Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury. These visits focus on preventive care for women, which may include: Services,...

Is it allergies or a cold? Dec 13th, 2019

Is it allergies or a cold? If you are feeling symptoms like you have a cold or seasonal allergies, walk into AFC Urgent Care near you or contact us to learn more about our affordable seasonal allergy treatment. You may have a cold if: Symptoms last all day long and...

BRIT + CO: WOMEN'S PAIN IS TAKEN LESS SERIOUSLY BY DOCTORS, AND IT'S HURTING BLACK MOMS Oct 30th, 2019

"We've all lived in our bodies for years, and we deserve to be heard, believed, and trusted about what we're feeling and experiencing."

REFINERY 29: THE PROBLEM WITH USING YOUR SICK DAYS FOR PERIOD CRAMPS Oct 30th, 2019

"For workers who experience period pain on a monthly basis, most workplace policies are woefully inadequate. How can we make the workplace more accessible to women and begin to erode existing taboos around menstruation?"

HELLO GIGGLES: QUEER WOMEN SHARE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE WITH HERPES IN A HETERONORMATIVE WORLD Oct 30th, 2019

"When providers inquire about our sex lives, our sexual identities may or may not be on the checklist, and that matters."