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National Safety Month in New Jersey

National Safety Month It’s time to repair broken steps, clean out the medicine cabinet, and install lighting in dim hallways – June is National Safety Month. According to, injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to

Breast Density - A patient guide

Breast Density

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer

    Women First Health Center Drs. Sylvester, Lo, Youngren and Sansobrino Created by: Megan Blomeyer, St. George’s University, MS-IV Image courtesy of: The Los Angeles Post. <>. Ovarian cancer is a disease that affects one or both of the ovaries, the glands that are found on either side of the uterus. The ovaries contain

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 101

      Image courtesy of: University of Maryland. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Information.  2009. <> Drs. Sylvester, Youngren, Lo and Sansobrino Presentation by Megan Blomeyer, St. George’s University School of Medicine, MS-IV   General Information HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It is estimated that about 79 million Americans

Dying to be Thin

    “Dying to be Thin” Women First Health Center Drs. Sylvester, Lo, Youngren and Sansobrino Created By: Megan Blomeyer, MS-IV, St. George’s University   An eating disorder is defined as the presence of disturbed eating behaviors combined with an intense preoccupation with body weight and shape. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia

Healthy Living During Pregnancy: Part 2

  By: Megan Blomeyer, MS-IV Women First Health Center Drs. Sylvester, Lo, Youngren and Sansobrino Eating a well balanced diet, avoiding harmful substances and gaining the appropriate amount of weight are essential for a healthy pregnancy. Additionally, exercise and safe travel are important components. Part 1 of this blog series described healthy eating habits, and

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Healthy Living During Pregnancy: Part 1

by: Megan Blomeyer, MS-IV Eating a well balanced diet and exercising are important components of healthy living for everyone, but they are especially important during pregnancy; not only for your health, but also your baby’s development. This blog series is intended to give you information about health and wellness during pregnancy. Part 1 will describe

Words for birth control

What Birth Control Method Is Right For Me?

by: Megan Blomeyer, MS-IV With many different types of birth control, how do you chose the right contraception for you? From barrier devices and hormonal methods to intrauterine devices and surgical sterilization, choosing a birth control method is an important decision and can be overwhelming. This post is intended to give you information on the


What You Should Know: Urinary Tract Infection

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10 Common Breastfeeding Myths

10 Common Breastfeeding Myths Women First Health Center Dr. Sylvester, Youngren, Lo and Sansobrino Created by: Megan Blomeyer, St. George’s University,  MS-IV Myth 1: If the mother develops a breast infection, she should stop breastfeeding. Unused milk may get clogged in a milk duct in the breast forming a hard mass, which can lead to

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Dr. Claudine Sylvester
Dr. Sonya Youngren

Women First Health Center, an Axia Women's Health Care Center, located in West Orange, NJ, is committed to providing women with a comfortable and welcoming environment where they can receive optimal standard of care.

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