Sexual Health
Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Seniors

Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adults

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are at an all-time high. While most of these cases affect teens and young adults, rates among older people are also climbing. “Older individuals may think they don’t have to use …

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Sexual & Reproductive Health
BIrth Control Options

What’s the Best Birth Control Option for You?

When it comes to birth control, men and women have more options than ever before. But deciding which type is right for you can be a challenge. “Decisions around birth control are largely based on personal preference,” says Melina Dendrinos, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Henry Ford Health System. Some people …

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Making Healthcare Decisions
minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a viable option for women with a variety of gynecologic conditions, and it offers a host of benefits over traditional surgery. “In many instances, minimally invasive surgery replaces the need for larger incisions that are typical of traditional abdominal surgery. Our goal is to manage each …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Prenatal Exercise Do's and Don'ts

Prenatal Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Pregnancy is a special time. Between preparing for the baby to come and taking care of your health, it can be quite a bit of work. It is important that as your body changes, you adjust your lifestyle to continue to practice healthy habits, including exercise. Anastasia Arab, D.O., an …

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Coping with Cancer

Maintaining Intimacy While Living With Cancer

When you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of normalcy in many areas of your lives – including intimacy. While it may seem trivial to be concerned about maintaining a healthy sex life when you or your partner’s health and …

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Women's Health

Pregnant on Birth Control?

Oral contraceptives, condoms, intrauterine devices and other forms of birth control are highly effective. But even the best prevention methods fail sometimes – no matter how careful you are. Just ask the thousands of women who find themselves pregnant while on birth control. According to Phillis Mims-Gillum, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist …

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Sexual Health

Sexually Transmitted Infection: What You Need to Know

Sex can be a wonderful part of life, but like most things it isn’t risk-free. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were reported last year than ever before. In fact, by the time they’re 24, nearly one-third of sexually active adults …

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Healthy Relationships
STI conversation

How to Talk About an STI

Sexual intimacy is an important way to express love and affection for that special someone. But such expressions might come at a cost. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were reported last year than ever before. Scary, right? Yet, many people …

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Women's Health
birth control and depression

Is Your Birth Control Making You Depressed?

From a lack of vitamin D to a shift in chemicals in the brain, depression can be caused by a variety of sources. But could another sneaky culprit – your birth control – be responsible for your mood changes? A study published in JAMA Psychiatry revealed a correlation between depression …

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Raising Healthy Kids & Teens

Your Daughter and Puberty

The thought of your daughter starting puberty can be daunting and raise questions about what’s “normal” in terms of development. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) physicians, like Nicole Budrys, M.D., are specially trained to help young patients — and their parents — with reproductive health concerns, the beginning signs of …

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