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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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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Could it be a yeast infection?

Symptoms you may be seeing: Vaginal itching Vaginal discharge - thick, white, odorless Red, irritated skin around opening to vagina Stinging when urine touches skin Pain during intercourse Causes for these symptoms: Using antibiotics Diabetes High hormone levels Being...

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Is your loved one acting differently?

Symptoms you may be seeing: * Rapid changes in mood, irritability, pointing fingers, being restless * Sleep patterns are disrupted, anxiety, frustrated, outbursts * Pacing, rocking, opening all the cabinets * Speaking in a loud voice, yelling, using profanity *...

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Enlarged Prostate – New Research

Symptoms you may be seeing: • Weak urine stream • Leakage • Excessive urination at night *Difficulty starting and stopping Causes for these symptoms: • For men 45 and older the cause may be an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia "Although enlarged...

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