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Menopause is the period in life that occurs after cessation of menses.  More importantly it is loss of estrogen within the body.  The change in hormones can result in multiple symptoms including: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood changes, and impaired concentration. ​

There are 2 most common strains of HPV that are associated with the majority of cases of cervical cancer, HPV 16 and 18. In addition, there are lesser common strains that can be associated with cervical cancer. These are the strains that we routinely test for when testing for HPV, we do not routinely test for genital wart causing strains.

According to the CDC the Zika Virus was first discovered in 1947, but few outbreaks of the illness have been reported since that time.  This may be due to the fact that it is most commonly noted in tropical underdeveloped regions or because the symptoms of the disease can be very mild.  In February 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern.

I see patient’s in the office everyday who by body mass index (BMI) calculations are overweight, obese, and morbidly obese.  According to the latest CDC figures 70% of Americans are in this category.  When I talk to these patient’s about their weight and strategies for controlling their weight they promise me that they are very active, don’t eat that much and just don’t understand why they can’t control their weight.

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