Female Reproductive System

STI Awareness Month

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  In the United States, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), affect young people ages 15 to 24 more than any other age group, accounting for about half of the 20 million STI cases reported each year. Since 2013, the number of people affected by three common STIs, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, has been increasing. April is STI Awareness Month, and the ... Read More »

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, there has been a recent decrease in the number of women who are being diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The most recent statistic indicates that 5.0% of women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with PID in their lifetime. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an ... Read More »

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, promotes breastfeeding as a practice that improves the health and well-being of mothers and infants.   The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that until six months of age, an infant should only be fed breast milk. In 2011, 79% of mothers started breastfeeding their child ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine: Boys Need It Too!

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About 14 million people become newly infected with HPV (Human papillomavirus) every year, making it the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that not enough boys in the United States are receiving their full HPV vaccine. The CDC recommends that both male and female children ages 11-12 receive ... Read More »

Risks of Older Age Pregnancies

Today, many women are starting families when they are in their mid 30’s or older. Most have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Benefits of later-age pregnancy include being more financially stable to care for a child, the parents may be more mature, realistic and dedicated to the idea of having a baby than younger parents and most later-age pregnancies involve ... Read More »

Urinary Tract Infection: Got That Tingling Feeling

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Burning with urination.  Cramping stomach.  Continual urge to pee.  These are the symptoms of the most searched condition on iTriageHealth.com this week – Urinary Tract Infection or more commonly known as a UTI. A urinary tract infection can happen anywhere along the urinary tract.  Because of this a UTI may be called different names depending on what part of the ... Read More »