Why are Vaccinations so Important for Seniors?

Why do 65+ need vaccinations? Your immune system weakens as it ages and it becomes more difficult to fight off illnesses such as the flu Ongoing health problems such as diabetes can cause complications If you do get a major illness such as pneumonia it will be harder...

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From a Site Perspective: 7 Ways to Rethink Patient-Centricity

As the industry continues to work to fine-tune the patient experience in clinical trials, we’re learning at the site level how to interpret that change for our own business. From processes to the types of studies we’re choosing, we’re finding that every patient...

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Are My Depression Meds Still Working Well?

Signs your depression medications may not still be effective: Low energy Hard time getting started in the morning No desire to do things you normally enjoy Still feeling more down and sad than you want Who is at risk of lessening effectiveness of depression meds? 40%...

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Is My Vaginal Discomfort Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?

How can I recognize the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Burning during urination Odor which becomes stronger after intercourse Thin discharge that is white, gray or greenish What increases my chances of getting BV? Smoking Sexual activity Douching, bubble baths,...

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Could it be Rosacea?

What is Rosacea? A common skin disease that varies from a tendency to blush/flush more easily than most people to thickened skin with acne-like breakouts. Who is at risk? 18 and up with an increased prevalence between 30 and 50 years old Fair skin Family history of...

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Could I Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? An infection in any part of urinary system, but primarily in the lower urinary tract -- the bladder and urethra Who is at risk for a UTI? Women are at greater risk than men Sexually active women have more UTIs than those who...

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Could it Be Fatty LIver?

What is Fatty Liver? Fatty liver is an umbrella term for excess fat in the liver. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat makes up more than 5% of the liver. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of the disease that results in...

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Do You Know a New Mom Who is Struggling?

How do I know if my loved one is at risk? Your loved one may be at risk if she: Had symptoms of Postpartum Depression during a previous pregnancy Has a history of anxiety disorder or depression Had a stressful life event occur during the pregnancy How can I recognize...

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Lisa Martén, M.D.

Lisa Martén, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with advanced fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Dr Martén performs the latest techniques involving bladeless iLasik and PRK procedures, Intacs for Keratoconus, Collagen...

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Could I Have Uterine Fibroids?

Symptoms you may be seeing: • Heavy menstrual bleeding • Pelvic pain or pressure • Menstrual periods lasting longer than a week You may be at risk if you are: Premenopausal-estrogen and progesterone stimulate uterine lining growth...

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Could I Have PTSD?

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? A psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Am I at risk? You may be at risk if you witnessed or experienced: *War/combat *A natural disaster *Rape *Severe automobile...

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Could I have Overactive Bladder?

Symptoms you may be seeing: Feeling a sudden urge to urinate that's difficult to control Leaking during physical activity when coughing, sneezing or lifting Urinating frequently, usually eight or more times in 24 hours Waking up more than once at night to urinate...

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What is Low Sexual Desire?

What is low sexual desire in women? Low sexual desire in women or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is considered a sexual dysfunction and is characterized by a lack or absence of sexual fantasies or desire for sexual activity. Who is at risk? At least 1/3 of...

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What’s a Hot Flash?

What's a hot flash? A hot flash is a quick feeling of warmth and a flushed face with sweating. Hot flashes which occur at night are called night sweats. Who gets hot flashes? Women who are in menopause or about to be in menopause Women who start menopause after chemo...

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