Choosing A Contraception Method That’s Right for You

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned and it’s easy to become overwhelmed when choosing contraception. Understanding the options available is the first step in choosing a contraception method that’s right for you. Contraception options can … Continue reading

Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Your Period: 5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Do you frequently feel tired and weak? Are your periods heavier than normal? Keep reading to find out more about iron-deficiency anemia and how this common condition is treated. Question #1: What is iron-deficiency anemia? Answer: Anemia is a condition … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Americans Are Having Less Sex

Few would argue that the U.S. is characterized by a sexually-charged culture. Thanks to technology, sex is abundantly available via digital entertainment. Dating apps make it easier than ever for people to “hook up” for casual sexual encounters. Birth control … Continue reading

Don’t Rely on Your Pap Smear Schedule for Chlamydia Screening

If you’re sexually active, you’ve probably heard about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). That’s why you faithfully follow your doctor’s recommendations for regular checkups and Pap smears. But a recent change in testing frequency has decreased the amount … Continue reading

5 of the Germiest Places in Your Home

Most of us do our best to keep household germs in check. But it’s important to be reminded of the dirtiest places where germs could be lurking. Why? So you can keep these germs at bay and prevent them from … Continue reading

6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease, the Leading Cause of Death

There are many myths regarding heart disease. Some think it’s just a man’s disease that doesn’t really affect women. Others think that it can be cured with surgery or medication. The facts reveal the reality of heart disease and its … Continue reading

7 Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer that No One Should Ignore

New scientific research from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that colorectal cancer is on the rise among individuals born after 1990. In fact, the organization reported that those born around 1990 have double the risk of colon … Continue reading

Manage Your Health Anytime, Anywhere with AOA’s Patient Portal

Sometimes interacting with your healthcare provider can be a real pain. If you’re busy with your job and your family, you probably don’t have extra time to wait on the phone to get your lab results or to request a … Continue reading

5 Signs that Food Sensitivity May Be Hurting Your Health

Hives. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. These are the symptoms commonly associated with an allergic reaction. However, sensitivity to certain foods can cause other symptoms. In fact, foods such as dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, shellfish and gluten can cause physical and … Continue reading

6 Steps to STD Control and Prevention

Few people like to discuss them. And some even try to hide their symptoms from others. But the reality is that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) need to be talked about. The key to controlling the spread of STDs is regular … Continue reading