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Women's Health - Contraceptions

There are a lot of new options for women these days, things you may not be aware
about yet. Dr. Colleen Dy gives you an overview.

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Women's Health - Menopause

Dr. Colleen Dy - Menopause is defined as the cessation of periods x 1 year. It is a retrospective diagnosis and cannot be predicted via blood tests. The best predictor of menopause is based on family history. Average age of menopause is 51, although it can occur any time after age 40-60.

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Women's Health - PAP Testing

Dr. Colleen Dy - PAP testing is a screening test for cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women between ages 20-44 with a 25% mortality rate.  The cervix is found deep in the vagina as the opening of the womb and can only be viewed with a special device by your physician.  The test itself takes 2 minutes and is associated with mild rectal pressure and discomfort.

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Fighting Fatigue

Do you have that 3pm slump where you are completely zapped of energy?  What depletes your energy?  Whatever the cause, here are some simple solutions that will help you fight fatigue and boost your energy so you can tackle whatever your schedule calls for. 

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Allergy Season

For many of us allergy season is not a fun time, where something as innocent as pollen, grasses or mold can wreck havoc in our system and lead to symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion and dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

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Custom Orthotics

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. If you have symptoms of localized foot pain, bunions, hammer toes, arch/heel pain, leg/knee pain, hip or back pain and even neck pain customs orthotics will help you.

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