New Blog Location!

Hello everyone and happy 2021! Dr. Polcino’s blog has moved to a new website location: http://drpolcino.com Please visit this URL address to continue reading Dr. Polcino’s newest recipe posts!  If you have been following his blog, you will need to follow the blog at this new location to keep receiving his latest updates and posts. …

What Could Your Frequent Hot Flashes Indicate?

A recent small study of menopausal women with frequent hot flashes may show a relationship between these flashes and an increased chance of developing heart disease. Frequent hot flashes meant that the women experienced these flashes 5-6 times per day. In the study, changes were seen in the vessels of the cardiovascular system.  This again points…

Why Testing for Thrombophilia Before Using Birth Control Is Important

Raquel Goldstein, RPA-C, MS, is a physician assistant at Dr. Polcino’s office. Today she speaks about thrombophilia’s effect on a woman using birth control. Since about 10% of women will carry thrombophilia, it is important to be informed about this genetic trait and what is recommended if it is identified. My vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/drpolcino Web: dr-polcino.com Facebook: facebook.com/DrPolcino Twitter: twitter.com/DrPolcino

How Probiotics Can Be an Enormous Benefit to Your Health

The business associated with the use of probiotics is huge around the world.  It promises to use live and good bacteria to decrease/replace the bad bacteria that can build up in the colon.  Probiotics are live bacteria that are mostly found in foods and supplements.  They have the potential to provide beneficial health effects for…

Get to Know More About My Practice!

My office manager and I talk about the office and the care provided. My vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/drpolcino Web: dr-polcino.com Facebook: facebook.com/DrPolcino Twitter: twitter.com/DrPolcino

Crucial Tdap Vaccination Recommendations for Pregnant Women

…..Let us now summarize the Tdap vaccination recommendations as advised by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Pregnant women should receive the Tdap vaccine with each pregnancy, and the ideal timing is during 27 to 36 weeks of the pregnancy. With the preceding plan, there…

The New Outbreak of Pertussis in Babies

…..Over the past decade, there has been a large increase in the incidence of pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States, with over 40,000 cases being reported in 2012.  What is of great concern is the large number of infants being affected. …..The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that most pertussis hospitalizations…

Postmenopausal Women – Preventing Your Urinary Tract Infections

…..Postmenopausal women are at an increased risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs) because of a decrease in their estrogen levels.  This lower hormone state is associated with specific physical and physiologic changes that increase this risk: Thinning of the mucosa of the vulva (vaginal tissue) Changing of the normal bacteria that usually inhabit the vagina, especially a…

Another Way to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

…..Some women at a high risk for breast cancer may reduce their chance of developing invasive breast cancer with the use of the medication called tamoxifen.  Chemoprevention is the use of a medication to reduce cancer, and it may be considered in a patient who is at high risk of developing breast cancer. …..In a…

Some Points You May Not Know About HPV

…..Let us continue our HPV informational journey with a few essential points: HPV infections are almost exclusively acquired from sexual exposure. The virus has been detected in multiple sites on both the male and female genital areas. The cervix is the most common site for the infection. Transmission between the mother and infant has been…