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Don’t ignore that Flu…

New York State has declared an influenza public health emergency!


You can get the flu shot at any pharmacy. In addition to vaccinating adults, pharmacists may now also temporarily administer flu vaccines to children between 2 and 17 years of age.

Flu vaccination is recommended for all persons 6 months of age and older

If you have symptoms of high-grade fever, body aches, runny nose, please go to your Primary care Physician or an Urgent care center so you can be given anti-viral treatment if indicated.

Antiviral treatment is recommended as early as possible for patients with confirmed or suspected influenza who are hospitalized, seriously ill, or ill and at high risk of serious influenza-related complications.

For more details, please visit

https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/surveillance/2017-2018/flu_report_current_week.pdf.

 

Stay safe and stay warm…

Dr. Adeeti Gupta

Ureaplasma… Friend or a Foe?

Ureaplasma? Is it a friend, a foe or just a traveler in your flora? Dr. Gupta answers the burning question here..

http://www.byrdie.com/ureaplasma/

Appalling 2016 statistics released by CDC indicate a drastic increase in STD’s and they are still on the rise.

 

As per the CDC, in 2016, a total of 1,598,354 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC in 50 states and the District of Columbia. This case count corresponds to a rate of 497.3 cases per 100,000 people. From 2000–2016, the rate of reported chlamydial infection increased from 251.4 to 497.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Increasing Chlamydia in Metros

The rate of reported cases of chlamydia in the 50 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) increased 6.2% during 2015–2016 to on an average 5 per thousand individuals. During 2015–2016, the rate of reported cases of chlamydia increased 3.9% among women (639.8 to 664.5 cases per 100,000 females) and 10.9% among men (331.8 to 368.0 cases per 100,000 males).

Increasing Chlamydia in NYC

Recent preliminary data from our own Women’s health centers, in NYC and the surrounding boroughs indicates Chlamydia rates of 12.5 per thousand women in contrast to the national averages of 5 per thousand people. These are still preliminary but serve as a clear warning sign that early screening, diagnosis and treatment is essential.

Treating Chlamydia

Chlamydia can be easily cured with antibiotics. Persons with chlamydia should abstain from sexual activity for 7 days after single dose antibiotics or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics, to prevent spreading the infection to partners. It is important to take all of the medication prescribed to cure chlamydia. Medication for chlamydia should not be shared with anyone. Although medication will stop the infection, it will not repair any permanent damage done by the disease. Sex partners need evaluation, testing, and presumptive treatment if they had sexual contact with the partner during the 60 days preceding the patient’s onset of symptoms or chlamydia diagnosis.

Testing and Insurance Coverage

The diagnosis of Chlamydia is easy. All you need is a vaginal swab or a urine test. It can even be tested through a routine pap. Insurances may or may not cover this testing as a part of your routine “annual” visit. However, as you can see, “You may have it and not even know it”!!!

 Stay tuned

 Dr. Adeeti Gupta

Twisted Ovary

Ovarian Torsion is a serious condition. If you have sharp pains down there that are coming and going, please see your GYNO ASAP. Dr. Gupta talks about how a twisted ovary needs to be looked at ASAP. At Walk IN GYN Care, we have on site ultrasound which can help diagnose this serious condition and potentially save permanent damage to the ovary.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/what-exactly-is-ovarian-torsion#1


Sniffles are not the only outcome of allergies!

Allergies can be behind a lot of serious issues we may be suffering from….

Little Known Facts – Allergies!!

Artificial sweeteners do not reduce Diabetes Risk

More data from the famous Women’s health initiative revealed no benefit in using artificial sweeteners as a replacement for sugar. There was no change in the incidence of diabetes in a cohort of post menopausal women recruited for the initiative between 1993 and 1998.  Infact, in the sub group of obese women, artificial sweeteners led to an increased risk of diabetes.

Water came to the rescue. Statistically substituting 1 serving of artificial sweeteners with water was associated with a significant risk reduction of 5% (HR: 0.95; 95% CI: 0.91, 0.99), whereas substituting 1 serving of sugared beverages with water was associated with a risk reduction of 10% (HR: 0.90; 95% CI: 0.85, 0.95).

Probiotics may come to the rescue yet again!

 

 

Probiotic supplements prevented bone loss in a postmenopausal mouse model, researchers reported. This finding suggests that probiotics may be a therapeutic strategy for postmenopausal osteoporosis, according to a study published April 25, 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

https://www.mdlinx.com/obstetrics-gynecology/article/412?rcid=46

Providing “Compassionate care to Women WHEN they need it”

 

Any woman who has needed a gynecologist’s help urgently can understand the frustration of not being able to get an appointment with her doctor soon enough. Hitting the feminine hygiene aisle with no relief can be quite challenging! Instead of spending time and money on over the counter medications, we can help you by diagnosing and treating the right problem in a jiffy. Irregular periods or vaginal bleeding can lead you to need to see a Gynecologist right away. If you are running out of Birth Control or missed a pill, just Walk In to see our Women’s Health team and they can answer all the questions for you. Same day appointments are available at Walk IN GYN Care.

We are the FIRST EVER WALK Centers for Women’s Health in the country. We are providing state of the art services for Women’s health in the heart of Manhattan and rich cultural hub of Queens. We are proud to be able to provide quality, gentle and efficient care to the busy women of today who cannot take the day off to see a doctor.

If you need access to a “Walk In Gynecologist”, our office is open after office hours and on weekends. We are in-network with most insurances. If you do not have insurance or are just visiting New York, we have highly affordable cash rates for an annual well visit, STD testing or a same day visit. If you need to access to your medical records or want to secure an appointment, you may sign up for the patient portal.

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200 West 57th St, Suite 1104, NY-10019.

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28-18, Astoria Blvd. NY-11102

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