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10 basic questions to ask about your uterine fibroids

Written by Interventional Radiologists on 1/30/2015 10:30:00 AM

After discovering that you have uterine fibroids you probably have many questions. Here are ten that we recommend you ask your physician in order to better understand your personal health and next steps. continue reading ...

Tags: UFE , uterine fibroids | Posted in: Wellness

New screening guidelines for cervical cancer

Written by OB and Maternity Care Team on 1/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

The Pap test has been used as the standard screening for cervical cancer. However, two leading medical organizations recommend that an alternative be used.

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Society for Colpscopy and Cervical Pathology released a report that encourages doctors to use the HPV test in place of the Pap test to screen for cancer. continue reading ...

How to beat the winter blues

Written by Behavioral Health Team on 1/12/2015 6:00:00 AM

Dr. SimpkinsFeeling extremely run down, tired, or even depressed? Well, there may be a reason for that. You could be experiencing the “winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 

It’s estimated that about three percent of the U.S. population suffers from SAD, and is more common in women than men.

Licensed mental health counselor, Kimble Richardson, explains the disorder and provides helpful tips for combatting it. continue reading ...

How to fight the flu outbreak

Written by Dr. William Fisher on 1/9/2015 6:00:00 AM

Dr. William J. Fisher is a board certified pediatrician with Community Physician Network. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher, visit his physician profile. 

Child with fluCurrently, Indianapolis is having a very large outbreak of influenza. The current outbreak started about one month ago and has been spreading very quickly. continue reading ...

Tags: Dr. William Fisher , flu , influenza | Posted in: Wellness

HPV vaccine: What you need to know

Written by Community Health Network on 1/5/2015 6:00:00 AM

Dr. SimpkinsGenital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are 40 types of HPV and over 20 million Americans are infected. Most infections don't cause any symptoms and go away on their own; however, the most effective way to prevent the spread of HPV is through vaccination.

Dr. Kristen Simpkins, pediatrician at Community Physician Network, answered some of the most common questions about the vaccine and why it's important to receive. continue reading ...

Tags: HPV , vaccinations | Posted in: Wellness

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