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Congrats to Dr. Jewell for Being Listed the Best OBGYN in Clarkston MI

Posted by Associated OBGYN - September 12, 2014 - News and Events
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The Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology team would like to congratulate Dr. William Jewell Jr. for being named one of the Best OBGYN in Clarkston, Independence & Springfield Township. This list of physicians was recently published in the Clarkston News article that showcases their readers’ favorite doctors in the Clarkston area. Dr. Jewell is a board […]

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New FDA Guidelines: Pregnant Women Need to Eat More Fish to Help Their Child’s IQ

Posted by Dr. Paul Corsi MD - August 13, 2014 - Obstetrics
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Recent reports show many pregnant women in the United States are not consuming fish in amounts recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In June of 2014, the FDA and the EPA revised their joint Fish Consumption Advice, Questions & Answers to encourage pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, and young children to eat […]

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Congrats to Dr. Corsi for Being Listed as a Top Doctor in Southeast Michigan

Posted by Associated OBGYN - July 29, 2014 - News and Events
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The Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology team would like to congratulate Dr. Paul Corsi for being named one of the top doctors in Metro Parent’s “ultimate referral list” for Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. This list of physicians was recently published in Metro Parent’s July article titled 2014 Mom Approved Best Doctors in Southeast Michigan. […]

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Cell Free DNA Testing

Posted by Dr. Patricia Kondratenko DO - May 19, 2014 - Obstetrics
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Cell Free DNA Testing is a new technology that is a screening test for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome and Edward’s Syndrome. This is a test that looks at fetal DNA that is found in the mother’s blood stream. It requires a blood draw from the mother and can be performed as early as […]

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Mammogram: Demystifying the Current Recommendations

Posted by Dr. Lisa Helmick - February 24, 2014 - Women's Health
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Until November of 2009, most women were well aware of the recommendations for breast cancer screening.  Until that time, all women were recommended to begin routine screening mammograms for the prevention of breast cancer at the age of 40 and every year thereafter.  This was the agreed upon standard of care amongst most major medical […]

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Using Osphena to Treat Painful Intercourse

Posted by Dr. Patricia Kondratenko DO - January 9, 2014 - Gynecology
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Pain with intercourse is a common problem for women that are postmenopausal. The most common cause of pain with intercourse in postmenopausal women is vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is a condition in which the vaginal tissues become thin and less elastic due to decreasing estrogen levels. There is a new medication to treat this problem […]

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Keeping Baby Healthy: Non-Stress Test & Biophysical Profile

Posted by Dr. Paul Corsi MD - November 5, 2013 - Obstetrics
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During your prenatal care the doctor may decide to run some tests to make sure your baby is thriving.  Two of the most common tests that are performed are called the non-stress test and biophysical profile.  These tests may be run either at your doctor’s office or at the hospital. Fetal Non-Stress Test The Fetal […]

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Should the Fallopian Tubes be Removed During a Hysterectomy?

Posted by Dr. Robert Robins MD - October 8, 2013 - Gynecology
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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death due to gynecological malignancies in this country.  It is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in women.  Historically, all ovarian cancers have been grouped together as one disease, though they may actually be a much more diverse disease. Morphologically, these epithelial ovarian cancers have been […]

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Is Your Bladder Running Your Life?

Posted by Dr. Lisa Helmick - August 6, 2013 - Gynecology
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Do you feel as though you know where every clean restroom is along the route of everywhere you travel?  Do you have difficulty even making it to the restroom in time?  Know that you are not alone. More than 17 million Americans suffer from symptoms of an overactive bladder – sudden urges to go to […]

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Smoking in Pregnancy

Posted by Dr. Patricia Kondratenko DO - June 5, 2013 - Obstetrics
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Smoking is the most common form of substance abuse in pregnant women. The incidence of smoking in pregnancy is between 10-50%. The incidence is higher in socially deprived populations. Smoking incidence decreases by 30% throughout pregnancy due to voluntary cessation. Smoking in pregnancy affects the placental function. The placenta is the source of blood flow, […]

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