Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life

Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies. There are some simple and specific changes you can make to help lower your risk for breast cancer. 

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7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.

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Common Causes Of Female Infertility And How To Better Your Odds Against Them

If you have been trying to get pregnant but have been unsuccessful, you are not alone. Although comforting to know, the challenge comes in finding your reason for infertility, and there happens to be many possibilities. Once you become acquainted with the causes, you can learn how to better your odds against them.

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Essential Facts About STDs That Everyone Should Know

No one enjoys discussing STDs, but if you are an adult having sex, or you are a parent, it would be wise to learn some essential facts about STDs that everyone should know.

STDs are a fact of life and an increasing number of cases are occurring each day in the United States and worldwide. The more you know, the more you can protect yourself and your family. Continue reading “Essential Facts About STDs That Everyone Should Know”

59/20 Interstate Bridge Detour Directions

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will be tearing down the 59/20 Interstate bridge through downtown Birmingham starting Monday, January 21, 2019. The closure is expected to last for 12-14 months and your normal route to Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology may be impacted.

Please see below for more information about the detour as well as turn by turn directions to our office. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at (205) 933-8334 during regular business hours.


Westbound Approaching Closure


For patients coming from East of Birmingham (Trussville)


  • Take 59 South/20 West
  • Take Exit 126-A (31 South/Red Mountain Expressway)
  • Take 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard Exit
  • Turn Left on 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

Eastbound Approaching Closure


For patients coming from West of Birmingham (Hueytown)


  • Take 59 North/20 East
  • Take the exit for 65 South
  • Take 65 South to Exit 259-A (6th Avenue South)
  • Merge onto 6th Avenue South
  • Turn left on 8th Street South
  • Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

Northbound & Southbound Approaching Closures


For patients coming from South of Birmingham on I-65 North 


  • Take 65 North toward Birmingham
  • Take exit 259 (8th Avenue South/University Boulevard)
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

For patients coming from North of Birmingham (Gardendale)


  • Take 65 South to Exit 259-A (6th Avenue South)
  • Merge onto 6th Avenue South
  • Turn left on 8th Street South
  • Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/University Boulevard
  • Go 1.8 miles and turn right on St. Vincent’s Drive

 

3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.

Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells.

These cells do not always develop in the same way, which is why there are 3 discernible types of cervical cancer.

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