Zika and Your Pregnancy

by: Hillary Jarnagin, MD I killed three mosquitoes in my house this week.  Three!  Apparently, no one has informed the mosquito population of North Texas that Christmas is in a couple…

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How Becoming a Patient Has Made Me a Better Provider

by: Hillary Jarnagin, MD I have been providing obstetrical care to patients for eight years but only recently became a parent myself.  My husband and I welcomed the birth of our…

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Over The Counter (OTC) Supplements in Pregnancy

All too often pregnant women who believe in “All Natural” supplements are coming to the office taking a slew of OTC supplements along with their “Natural” prenatal vitamins.  Too name…

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Do I need a pap smear every year?

Written by: Tara Kraf, WHNP According to new guidelines most women do not need to have a yearly pap smear any more. If you are healthy and have not had…

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Tdap – Pertussis

In a country that has a universal immunization program one would expect to seldom see a case of pertussis, but over the past decade the incidence of pertussis (whooping cough)…

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Improve Your Fertility Without Medicine

Written by: Tara Kraf, WHNP Often by the time women come in for infertility issues they have tried for some time to conceive and are looking for medical options, but…

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Colposcopy Instruments

Written by: Tara Kraf, WHNP Many women each year have an abnormal pap smear that requires follow up. In most cases a colposcopy is recommended. This is a diagnostic procedure…

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Four Ways to Have a Great Birth

Birth is one of those things that you can’t really control and it is a bit different for everyone. However, there are a few simple things you can do to…

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Preventing Preterm Birth Using Progesterone Supplementation

Preterm Birth in the United States (U.S.) is classified as delivering before 37 weeks, unfortunately all our research efforts have done little to decrease the percentage of preterm birth as…

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Now That’s Surgical Advancement

Yesterday I removed an 11 cm ovarian mass from a 68 year old woman, using the da Vinci Robotic System at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco. What’s the big deal?…

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