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The Health Benefits of Circumcision

By Dr. Kristie

When parents give birth to a baby boy, they face the decision of whether to have the new family member circumcised or not. For some parents, circumcision is carried out for religious reasons, but for other families the issue centers around the health and well being of the baby.…

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What's Available for Treating Vaginal Yeast

By Dr. Kristie

Vaginal yeast infections are caused by tiny fungi called candida. These organisms are normally present on the skin and cause no problem, but sometimes changes occur that allow this organism to start multiplying – leading to vaginal itching, discharge, and irritation.  Fortunate…

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Do You Have Genital Warts

By Dr. Kristie

Did you know that genital warts are the most common form of sexually transmitted disease? It’s thought that about 10% of the general population in the United States has been infected with the virus that causes genital warts at some point in their life. It can be quite distressi…

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Can Vitamin D help Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

By Dr. Kristie

Is there any end to the wonder of vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin? Aptly named because the best source of it is the sun, this vitamin that also has hormone-like properties is showing some pretty impressive health benefits. Preliminary studies show it may reduce the risk of chr…

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Top Ten Reasons to get STD Testing

By STD Concern

There are many reasons why you should be tested if you think you have contacted a Sexually Transmitted Disease like avoiding future complications. This post will deal with the short and long term problems associated with untreated STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

There…

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Symptoms and Treatment of Genital Crabs

STD Crabs

By Angie Papple

Genital crabs, also known as Pubic Lice or STD Crabs, are a relatively common - and easily treated - sexually transmitted disease.  What sets pubic lice apart from the rest of the sexually transmitted diseases is the fact that they aren't always transmitted sexually.  Addition…

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Four Simple Ways to Prevent a Cold Sore

By Dr. Kristie

Cold sores are both painful and unattractive but for many people they’re a fact of life. Those nasty little blisters are caused by the very common Herpes simplex virus. This virus lives a very comfortable life in nerve endings found on the skin until they’re inspired to wake …

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5 Things you should know about Human Papillomavirus

HPV on Tablet

By Alexander Cothren

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that includes more than a 100 strains or types, of which around 40 can be sexually transmitted.  The virus is most commonly transmitted by genital-to-genital contact during vaginal or anal sex but can also be …

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Can You Get Herpes From Kissing?

Man and Woman kissing

By Dr. Kristie

Oh, those painful cold sores! Cold sores - not to be confused with canker sores - are small, fluid-filled blisters that appear on the face, usually around the lips and mouth. They’re caused by a form of herpes virus called herpes simplex type one. This is distinct from herpes s…

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Hepatitis C Infection: Are You at Risk?

Doctor in Clinic

By Dr. Kristie

There’s a virus epidemic that has many health experts concerned – and it’s not swine flu. Deaths from the hepatitis C virus are expected to triple in the next twenty years as more people discover that they have this virus – a virus that’s the leading cause for liver transplants…

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Am I at Risk of an STI?

Doctors and Nurses in Hospital

By Healthwriter

Estimates suggest that over half the population will contract a sexually transmitted infection during their lifetime, but how do you avoid becoming another statistic? Anyone who is sexually active can contract an STI, but some factors place you at higher risk. By understanding…

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Five Complications of Untreated STI's

Sad Woman with hands on Face

By Healthwriter

Although no one ever expects that they will acquire a sexually transmitted infection, STIs are common, with an estimated 20 million STIs contracted each year in the United States. These infections are most prevalent among the under 25s, but anyone can develop an STI if they d…

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9 Treatment Options for Genital Warts

Young people in Bathing suits

By Dr. Kristie

Have you been diagnosed with genital warts? You're certainly not alone! Genital warts are now the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. If you have genital warts, what are your treatment options?

The good news is genital warts may go away without any…

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8 Sexually Transmitted Diseases You Need to Know About

Young people on Beach Laughing

By Dr. Kristie

If you’re sexually active, it pays to be well informed regarding sexually transmitted diseases and how they’re transmitted. Have you contemplated all the options when it comes to contracting sexually transmitted diseases? There are a variety of sexually transmitted diseases you…

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