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How Often Should I Have a Pap Test? Sep 20th, 2020

A Pap test is the best way to screen for cervical cancer. Also called a Pap smear, a Pap test is a quick, in-office procedure that involves taking a sample of cells from your cervix and evaluating them in a lab for signs of cancer. Pap tests are an essential...

The Importance of Regular Testing for STDs Aug 13th, 2020

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common, especially in teens and young adults. About 50% of cases of STDs are in those 15-24 years old. These diseases include different types of bacteria, parasites, and viruses that are spread through sexual contact. Anyone of any age, gender, or sexual orientation can...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Many Faces of Sexual Dysfunction Jul 13th, 2020

More than 2 in 5 women are living with sexual dysfunction, the term used for a group of problems that affect performance and enjoyment of sex. Sexual response is a complex blend of physical, emotional, and mental factors, but consistently experiencing low sex drive, pain with intercourse, and more aren’t...

How Nutraceuticals Can Improve Your Health Jun 23rd, 2020

Few lifestyle habits are better for your body than a balanced, nutritious diet. A healthy diet helps to prevent disease and extend your life, but it’s not always easy to get all the nutrients you need from diet alone. Nutraceuticals are a growing offering in medicine that combines disease-preventive elements...

5 Reasons Why You Should Keep Up With Your Wellness Exams May 22nd, 2020

These days, busy lives make it easy for your health to slip your mind. Whether you’ve forgotten to schedule your wellness exam or you just couldn’t find time in the calendar, it’s time to reconsider the importance of keeping up with your well-woman exams. Annual wellness exams are a simple...

Your Sexual Health Matters, and the O-Shot® Can Help Apr 18th, 2020

An estimated 43% of women are living with sexual dysfunction, a medical condition that includes low sex drive and difficulty achieving orgasm, among other symptoms. It’s a common problem, but many women find the topic embarrassing to discuss. Rather than bringing it up to your doctor, do you ignore signs...

Non-Hormonal Birth Control Options Mar 12th, 2020

The pill might be the most well-known birth control option available, but it’s far from the only option. Hormonal birth control includes the pill, ring, patch, implant, and some intrauterine devices (IUDs). They prevent ovulation or change conditions in the uterus to make pregnancy less likely.   Hormonal birth control...

How BioTE® Therapy Relieves the Symptoms of Menopause Feb 1st, 2020

Every woman goes through menopause, the biological process that ends her reproductive years. It generally starts between the ages of 45 and 55 and lasts about five years. Menopause may be a natural process, but low estrogen levels can bring a host of unpleasant side effects. From hot flashes and...

Start Your New Year with a Customized Diet Plan Jan 9th, 2020

Carrying excess weight can be hazardous to your health. In fact, obesity is a chronic condition that affects more than two in three adults and about 18.5% of children. And with obesity comes the risk of developing some chronic preventable illnesses, like: Heart disease Stroke Type 2 diabetes Kidney disease...

Here's How Your Nutrition Needs Change during Menopause Dec 1st, 2019

Ugh, menopause. This big change is inevitable for women as they age, and most see it as impending doom. But the truth is — while you will most likely experience some symptoms — menopause doesn’t have to be this horrible drag that most women think it is.  In fact, with...

Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin With TempSure Envi Nov 1st, 2019

Are you increasingly noticing signs of skin aging? Does it bother you to look in the mirror and see wrinkles and cellulite where you once saw smooth and firm skin? Finally, do you wish there was a simple, noninvasive procedure that could help you deal with the issues of skin...

These Chronic Diseases Can Affect Your Sexual Health Oct 1st, 2019

Sexual dysfunction can be a frustrating and even painful side effect of many chronic conditions. In addition to diseases that can set your hormones wildly out of balance, not feeling well adversely impacts your sexual health in a host of other ways, from the stress of diagnosis to the everyday...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

As women age, they must go through a life transition called menopause. We’ve all heard about it and are dreading symptoms like night sweats, trouble sleeping, and hot flashes. But, did you know menopause can also affect your mental health? At Vibrant Woman Health Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, women going...

Spots, Scars, and Wrinkles: Lasers Can Treat Them All Aug 11th, 2019

Let’s be honest: Since your younger years, maybe you’ve spent a little more time in the sun than you should have. Perhaps you have a scar from surgery or acne that you feel self-conscious about. Or maybe you have lines and wrinkles as a result of the normal aging process. ...

5 Reasons More Women are Choosing the IUD for Birth Control Jul 9th, 2019

If you aren’t looking to get pregnant right now, it’s important to choose the right birth control for your lifestyle and personal circumstances. As more women learn about the IUD, an increasing number are making it their top choice for birth control. Dr. Patricia Nevils, an experienced OB/GYN here at...

When is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Best Solution for Your Menopause Symptoms? Jun 1st, 2019

If you’re struggling with the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany menopause, you might be wondering if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help. For decades women have received mixed messages about HRT, and it can be hard to navigate the ever-changing research. Patricia Nevils, MD, and her experienced team at Vibrant Woman...

How to Maintain Your Bone Strength at Any Age May 3rd, 2019

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Which means it’s time to shed light on osteoporosis. And how to prevent this disease from affecting you. Osteoporosis causes bones to weaken and become fragile. It can cause disability and severe fractures that ruin your quality of life. You may think...

Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite Before Summer with Non-Invasive TempSure™ Envi Apr 8th, 2019

Almost everyone has cellulite. The unattractive condition affects about 90% of women at some point in their lives. Without warning it can show up on your thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, and stomach. I think it’s safe to say that no one likes cellulite. Lumpy, dimpled thighs are only appealing on...

Start Laser Hair Removal Now and Be Free of Waxing by Summer Mar 4th, 2019

You might think waxing is a better option than shaving your legs, bikini area, and underarms to get ready for summertime. And, you might be right. Although shaving is something many women must do daily for smooth, hair-free skin, waxing can give you (mostly) smooth, hair-free skin for about three...