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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

With the institution of screening pap smears, the incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer has decreased worldwide. Routine screening guidelines for both abnormalities of the cervical cells and HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) have undergone some change in the last several years. Most women do not need a pap smear every year. Depending on your […]

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult because many of the symptoms can be the onset of something else.  That’s why it’s important to see a physician to ensure you get the correct diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain throughout the body accompanied by the following one or more of […]

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Diagnosing and Treating GERD

If you are like most Americans, you have experienced that burning feeling you get when you have heartburn.  But when those symptoms persist, you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So what is GERD?  Often referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. When this backwash […]

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