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Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?

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Farewell Dr. Steven Coyle

Dear Patients,Steven G. Coyle, MD, FACOG

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of my intention to retire at the end of September. It has been my privilege to provide medical care to you over these many years, and I will miss you. I recently sold my home in Ojai, and my wife and I have relocated to Palm Desert.

I am glad that Dr. Gustafson and Dr. Reisman will continue to practice at our location along with Wendy Margolis, Wendy Steiger, Anne Chezar-Garnett, and our wonderful office staff. I am confident that they will take excellent care of you.

I thank you again for being a patient of mine and wish you the best.

Sincerely,

Steven Coyle, MD, FACOG

What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.

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7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.

Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.

These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked.

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What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Mammograms

Could getting your COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram? Maybe. A common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swollen lymph nodes under the arm on the same side as the vaccine injection.

Here are a few things to know about lymph node swelling, the COVID-19 vaccine, and timing of your mammogram.

COVID Vaccine Vial

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What To Expect Throughout A High Risk Pregnancy

Being told you have a high risk pregnancy can cause anxiety, but it’s not as frightening as you may first think. In fact, most women make it through their pregnancy with little to no negative complications. That does not mean, however, that you ignore your situation and not follow the recommendations of your doctor. What to expect throughout a high risk pregnancy is a lot of extra care and monitoring to be sure you have a healthy baby.

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An Annual Well Woman Exam Is Important At Any Stage Of Womanhood

An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.

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When Should I See My Gynecologist About Pelvic Pain?

The simple answer to the question, “when should I see my gynecologist about pelvic pain?” is if the pelvic pain is new or different, see your gynecologist. Aside from typical cramps during your period, you shouldn’t be experiencing pain in your pelvic area. Any pain indicates something is awry in your body, so don’t ignore a pain in your reproductive area. Let’s find out why.

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