If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably been told by your OB/GYN that exercising during your pregnancy is a great idea, even highly recommended, for a number of reasons. At Westchester Health, we agree. Regular exercise during all three trimesters can improve health, reduce the risk of excess weight gain and back pain, and make delivery easier. It also can give your newborn a healthier start in life.
Straight or gay, a teenager or a retiree, having unprotected sex can expose you to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), some of which can seriously affect your health. Although condoms are highly effective for reducing the transmission of STDs, they (or any method of birth control except abstinence) are not 100% foolproof. At Westchester Health, we think the more informed a person is about his or her sexual health, the better choices they can make. That’s why we offer this blog so that everyone can understand the different STDs that exist and can take steps to protect themselves against them.
One question I hear a lot from my patients is, “Is there something I can do to keep from getting cervical cancer?” My answer is simple: Yes. There are two ways to stop cervical cancer from developing—the first is to find and treat pre-cancers before they become actual cancers, and the second is to prevent pre-cancers altogether. How do you do this? The best way is to have regular screening tests starting at age 21.