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BETTER THAN ADVERTISED

Many gynecologists promote intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants as highly effective means of contraception that are also very easy to use and have long-lasting effect. These “fix it and forget it” methods of birth control do not require insertion and removal before and after...
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HOW LONG CAN YOU EXPECT?

Although a pregnant woman may be given a due date that is calculated as 280 days after the onset of her last menstrual period, things do not always go as expected. In fact, only 70 percent of mothers-to-be deliver within ten days of their estimated due date even when the date is...
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MonaLisa Touch Open House

Asha Voss, MD and LaToya Torrence, MD cordially invite you to an Open House in celebration of their new service, MonaLisa Touch™, for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation for those patients who are not candidates for traditional menopausal therapies. Thursday, May 7th 5:30 – 7:00 pm...
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Ladies First Accepts CareCredit Card

Ladies First Obstetrics and Gynecology of Dothan is happy to announce that we accept CareCredit. If you are unfamiliar with CareCredit it is a credit card for your health and beauty needs that lets you enjoy the benefits of living well today, with special healthcare financing...
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PREVENTING FIRST-TIME STROKES

According to the CDC, every year, approximately 610,000 people experience a stroke for the first time. While stroke may not always prove fatal, it is the third-leading cause of death for women (accounting for about 60% of stroke-related deaths). With this in mind, women’s focus...
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STANDING IN BABY’S WAY

The umbilical cord runs from an opening in the developing baby’s stomach to the “placenta,” which is the pancake-shaped organ attached to the mother’s uterine wall that enables the developing fetus to receive nutrients, eliminate waste, and exchange oxygen through the mother’s...
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UPON CLOSER EXAMINATION

For decades, an annual pelvic exam has been considered an essential part of the “well-woman” visit. However, new guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians call the necessity of the exam into question by recommending that it is not necessary for women who are neither...
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UNDERCUTTING EPISIOTOMY

“Episiotomy” is a surgical incision that was once a routine part of childbirth. It involves making a cut in the woman’s perineal tissue to prevent more extensive vaginal tears. It was also thought to keep the bladder from drooping and the rectum from protruding into the vagina...
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A COMMON HORMONAL DISORDER

When women of reproductive age experience infrequent (or prolonged) menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity, the symptoms may be indicative of “polycystic ovary syndrome” (PCOS). This common endocrine system disorder may also cause enlarged ovaries with small...
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