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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Does It Burn When You Urinate? You Might Have a UTI Dec 14th, 2020

Our bodies process and eliminate waste from what we eat and drink day in and day out for our entire lives. They really never stop working. When there’s a problem though, you find out quickly how much it can disrupt your life.  If you’ve ever experienced a need to urinate...

How to Enjoy the Holiday Season Without Slacking on Your Diet and Exercise Plan Nov 30th, 2020

The holidays mean good times and good food, and it’s easy to fall off the wagon when it comes to maintaining good nutrition and exercise routines.  Shirley Rigaud-Echols, MD, and the caring, all-female provider team at DeKalb OB/GYN Affiliates in Decatur, Georgia, consider themselves partners in your care throughout the...

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Oct 27th, 2020

Pregnancy should be a wonderful time as you anticipate starting or adding to your family. In the current climate, however, where the threat of a viral infection looms large, you may be understandably concerned. At Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates in Decatur, Georgia, Shirley Rigaud-Echols, MD, FACOG and our all-female team of...