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Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women: Know the Symptoms

If you think you might have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), don’t be embarrassed or afraid to see a health professional right away. Your doctor knows what to look for and how to help. Many women don’t have symptoms, but warning signs can include pain, burning, itching, sores, a change in vaginal discharge, or even fever and fatigue. Even if you start to feel better on your own, the STI has not gone away, so don’t have sex until after your appointment.  » Read more about: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women: Know the Symptoms  »


Who Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer can be detected with screening tests: a Pap test and a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. These can be done as part of a pelvic exam. Most doctors suggest that anyone with a cervix begin getting tested at age 21 and repeat every few years until age 65, but ask your doctor what’s right for you. Learn more about cervical cancer screenings.
Cervical Cancer Screening.  » Read more about: Who Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer?  »


Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section?

Even if you’ve had a cesarean (C-section) in the past, you have choices for your next pregnancy. Many women opt for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) because it offers a faster recovery. On the other hand, if you choose a planned C-section, you know how and when you will give birth, and you avoid problems that can come up during an unplanned cesarean. Still unsure? Answer the questions in this decision aid and get more information so you can decide which choice is right for you.  » Read more about: Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section?  »


COVID-19 Update for OB Patients

We wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, we at Women’s Center for Health follow the practice advisory of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) when it comes to caring for our patients, specifically in pregnancy. They have been keeping us up to date with the most recent information they have available as it relates to our pregnant population during this time.  » Read more about: COVID-19 Update for OB Patients  »


Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention.  » Read more about: Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention  »


Reproductive Outcomes after Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Symptomatic Myomas

Introduction
More than 2,000 cases of laparoscopic intraabdominal ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA; Acessa® procedure, Acessa Health, Inc., Austin, TX USA) of symptomatic
myomas have been performed in the United States and internationally,1 and the procedure has been described.2 Contraception and childbearing following Lap-RFA are of great interest to patients, obstetrician-gynecologists, and reproductive endocrinologists.
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News From Acessa Health – New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids

“Hysterectomies represent the second most common women’s surgical procedure performed annually, despite results favoring minimally invasive, outpatient, uterus-preserving treatment options”  » Read more about: News From Acessa Health – New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids  »


DySis Colposcope: The Next-Gen Cervical Scan

The Next Generation Colposcope with an Advanced Cervical Scan
DySISmap is an adjunctive technology to assist colposcopy.
The DySIS Colposcope is a high-resolution digital colposcope with an adjunctive map. The DySISmap is generated by a proprietary technology that measures the aceto-whitening reaction and summarises it in the form of an intuitive map. The DySISmap is overlaid on the live image of the cervix to help with the identification of the most relevant biopsy sites.
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Dr. Olson featured in the news for DySIS Technology!

Dr.Olson was recently featured in an article by Imaging Technology News regarding DySIS Technology. DySIS (Dynamic Spectral Imaging System) Advanced Cervical Imaging System, is a new hi-tech screening device that helps beat cervical cancer. It is currently making it’s debut in the US. [Read Full Article]
Watch the video below to learn more about how the DySIS technology works. Dr. Olson was one of the first doctors to offer this in Illinois.  » Read more about: Dr. Olson featured in the news for DySIS Technology!  »


MaterniT 21 featured on “Today”

The HUGE decision given to expectant parents regarding genetic screening can be extremely overwhelming. The mainstream in recognizing it has an important place and is expanding its research to develop non- invasive tests that won’t cause harm to baby or risks to the mom. Recently NBC’s “Today” featured a segment on a new, non- invasive and quite accurate testing to screen baby’s risk for the most common chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s Syndrome, Trisomy’s 18 and 13.  » Read more about: MaterniT 21 featured on “Today”  »