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6 Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine, and Why You Should Get Vaccinated

News travels fast, and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine is easy to come by. Conspiracy theories and anti-vax propaganda have aggressively spread falsehoods about the vaccine through social media channels – making it hard to determine fact from fiction.  As a result, many people have become confused, scared, and untrusting of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is our best weapon to …

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Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera has been named by Super Doctors® Rising Stars

Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera has been named by Super Doctors® Rising StarsSM as one of the top doctors in New York for 2020. The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early …

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4 Reasons Not to Freak Out About Your Positive Herpes Test

Herpes is one of the most stigmatized, feared, and misunderstood sexually transmitted infections (STI). We test many patients for herpes at our OBGYN offices in Queens and Long Island, and we get lots of positive results, which understandably cause lots of anxiety for affected patients. In this blog, we’ll break it down for you. Bottom line: There’s no need to …

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Fertility After 40? Don’t Count On It.

Age can be a touchy subject for many women. This is particularly true when talking about age and fertility. However, I always feel it’s best to give my OBGYN patients in Queens and Long Island straightforward, honest information about their health. Women everywhere should be aware that their fertility declines with age. Egg Quality Deteriorates With Age Your age affects …

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HPV Vaccine Update: Now Indicated Up to Age 45

A new age group can now benefit from the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9. The original Gardasil vaccine was approved in 2006 for preteens and young adults up to age 26.  In 2018, the FDA approved a new and updated Gardasil vaccine for men and women age 27 to 45. The new guidelines are a huge step forward in protecting people …