Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

a woman with a UTI

According to Dr. Aaron Parry of Women’s Health Partners, approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by the bacteria E. coli and the rest by other bacteria. The majority of urinary tract infections result from an ascending infection from the urethral opening into the bladder. Women are at a […]

Preventing Cervical Cancer

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The incidence of cervical cancer, once one of the most common causes of death in women, has dropped by 70 percent in the past 30 years, primarily because of the screening test known as the pap smear. However, Dr. Jacqueline Moore of Women’s Health Partners pointed out that despite the decrease in this type of […]

Eleanor Oakman, MD of Roper St. Francis, OB/GYN

Eleanor Oakman, OB/GYN

“I wanted to go into medicine from a very young age,” Dr. Eleanor Oakman, MD tells me, explaining that medicine runs in the family. “My grandfather and an aunt are both doctors.” She found it all very interesting and fascinating, so there was no doubt she’d follow in their footsteps. After attending George Washington University’s […]