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STDs 101: Symptoms, Treatments, and Risks Aug 1st, 2020

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, are passed from one person to the next through sexual intimacy. Although they can be spread through skin-on-skin contact, most STDs are transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. They can cause mild UTI-like symptoms, vaginal/penile discharge, or no symptoms at...

FAQs on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Jul 22nd, 2020

What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from mild diseases, such as a common cold, to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness (causing trouble breathing), that is a recently identified type and can be spread from person to...

"Do I have anxiety?" Jul 9th, 2020

“I’m just pissed off all the time!” “My stomach hurts all the time!” “I can’t sleep at night!” “I just feel scared, and I don’t know why!”  “I worry about everything!” “I am having trouble breathing!”  “My heart is always racing!” “My arms and legs are always tingling!” “I feel...

What Form of Birth Control is Right for You? Jul 1st, 2020

Today, some 60 years after the invention of “the pill,” women have more contraceptive options than ever before. The reproductive health specialists at City Care Family Practice can help you understand your choices so you can find the method that’s best for you.  Birth control options You can’t make an...

Myths and Facts About Vaccinations Apr 10th, 2020

Preventing a disease from occurring in the first place is always better than treating it after it develops. As a true miracle of modern medicine, vaccinations have the power to do just that — protect you from serious contagious diseases that can wreak havoc on your health or even lead...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Mar 4th, 2020

The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 14,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer — and about 5,000 women will die of the disease — in 2020 alone.  While still too high, those numbers are substantially lower than they were a few decades ago,...

Is it Possible to Develop ADHD in Adulthood? Feb 3rd, 2020

If you find it difficult or even impossible to get organized, stay focused, manage your time, and remember routine tasks, you may find yourself wondering if you’re experiencing the effects of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is a common neurodevelopmental condition that usually emerges early in life, typically before adolescence. ...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Substance Abuse Jan 1st, 2020

Substance abuse describes a harmful pattern of using substances to alter your mood. These substances vary from legal or illicit drugs and alcohol to things that aren’t drugs at all, like inhalants and solvents. Abusing substances significantly affects your life and causes a variety of complications, including: Disabilities or sickness...