What comes to mind when you hear the term STD? Typically, you may think of HIV and AIDS or diseases that cause painful burning or discharge. Syphilis is probably not at the forefront of your mind when you think about sexually transmitted diseases in 2017. However, it really should be, as there has been an alarming increase in syphilis cases over the last several years – especially in men. What Is Syphilis? Syphilis is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum and ... [Read More]
Top Birth Control Methods for Today’s Women
Nothing lasts forever, even the birth control choices you make or what you’d like your contraceptive choice to do for you. Whether you want to begin using birth control for the first time, resume contraception after having children, or just want to change the birth control you currently are on, you’ve got a myriad of options. When it comes to birth control, “the pill” is no longer your only choice. While birth control pills are still widely used, there are other contraceptive means that are ... [Read More]
Fevers: When Should You Be Concerned?
As the number on the thermometer rises, so does your level of concern. Whether it’s you or your child experiencing a fever, it can be quite scary as you pass 100… 101… then 102. However, fevers are not always bad or cause for concern. Despite the common misconception that fevers are bad, they are not actually harmful – they are your body’s way to make it less hospitable for viruses and bacteria. A fever is medically defined as when the core body temperature exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. But ... [Read More]