News & Publications

Increasing Gonorrhea Rates Statewide

By David C. Hoak, M.D.

Health officials across the northwest are trying to figure out why they see a sizeable increase in the number of gonorrhea cases recently. Overall, the state reported a 34% increase in gonorrhea cases in a year’s time.

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Trichomonas—Ancient Protozoan

By Felix Martinez, Jr., M.D.

Trichomonas is a genus of protozoans that are parasites of vertebrates. Parasites live in their infected host, co-opt its resources, and cause disease.

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Testing for Candidiasis

By Hongxiu Ji, M.D., Ph.D.

Candida is always present in and on the body in small amounts; however, Candida can multiply when an imbalance occurs, such as when normal acidity of the vagina is altered or when hormonal balance changes.

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Molecular Infectious Disease Testing on Vaginal Swabs

By Felix Martinez Jr, M.D.

In our world of rapidly evolving technology, does molecular testing for infectious disease offer value? If there is a current practice or test that detects disease and helps administer good care to patients, is there reason to readily adopt a new approach?

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