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Purnima Rao, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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How to Prevent a Yeast Infection

Posted by Purnima Rao, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Mar 23, 2019 8:17:00 AM

If you’re a woman, you’ve likely had a vaginal yeast infection at some point since puberty. It’s an extremely common condition that is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. Three out of four women will get at least one yeast infection in their childbearing years, with the infection being rare before puberty and after menopause. More than 50% of women experience two or more yeast infections during their lifetime. 

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Topics: how to prevent a yeast infection, what are the symptoms for a yeast infection, yeast infection

A Well-Woman Visit Can Also Benefit the Heart

Posted by Purnima Rao, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Oct 17, 2018 8:16:00 AM

You know that well-woman visits are important for your reproductive health. But you may not know your OB/GYN is often your first line of defense in evaluating heart health, too. 

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Topics: pregnancy history can predict cardiovascular risk, well-woman visit benefits the heart, well-woman exams and heart health

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