What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? HPV is a virus which causes infection by entering cells. Once inside the cell it takes over and starts to copy itself. The copies then infect other nearby cells. Is the HPV infection common? HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Almost everyone who is
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Have you had your mammogram this year? While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Monthly Self Breast Exam Yearly Clinic Exam Are You Over 40? Yearly Mammogram ACOG (American
If you have questions or concerns but you’re not sure if you should head to our clinic, it may be time for triage. Our triage nurses are licensed registered nurses (RN’s) with specialized training in ObGyn and an average of 20 years of experience. They can assess your symptoms for urgency, consult with one of
If these acronyms make you cringe or your head spin, you’re not the only one! Confusion among patients regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or infections (STIs) are the rule, rather than the exception. But, it is possible to better understand your risk and how to prevent STDs. One of the many important conversations you will
Register for a chance to win one of our fabulous diaper cakes at your next appointment. The drawing box can be found in the lobby of our Edina or Burnsville clinics. To Enter to win a Diaper Cake: Fill out the Enfamil® Family Beginnings card Make sure the card includes the baby’s due date or
What do you think of when you hear the words “self-care?” Self-care by definition is “care of the self without medical or other professional consultation.” Here at Southdale ObGyn, we encourage our patients to practice self-care. It is important for women of all ages to address self-care now because learning to really care for yourself
It is important that our patients check their freezers especially those who are pregnant. You are at higher risk for listeriosis while pregnant. Update: The recall has been expanded to include other products besides frozen vegetables and fruits. Helpful Links: CDC Recall Updates – includes most up to date food recall information
On Sunday, January 31st our own Dr. Annelise Swigert was on WCCO radio to discuss the Zika Virus outbreak. Click here to listen to the interview with Roshini Rajkumar.
Jackson and Sofia top 2015 baby names. Royalty, Instagram and TV show Empire also inspire name choices. Read more from USA TODAY click here.
If you are confused about the ever changing variations in mammography screening guidelines, you are not alone. The goal of screening tests for breast cancer is to find it before it causes symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Regular mammograms can often help find breast cancers at an early stage, when treatment is