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Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

Advances in Women’s Healthcare Are On the Rise

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The advancements in women’s healthcare tools and technology continues to soar. The transition from rudimentary processes and procedures keeps sinking deeper into the past as providers and clinicians gain access to better ways and better tools to do their jobs. And it’s not slowing down. Breast Cancer is being found and treated earlier. Just a […]

Never Sacrifice Quality When It Comes to Patient Care

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In the field of medicine sometimes people embrace change and sometimes they fight it. When there are tried and true processes that garner consistent results, it can be hard to sway some minds. However, Cyalume knows that change can be revolutionary. Could OBGYN offices continue using the old school speculums? Sure. And some do. But […]

Why Healthcare Practices are Still Cutting Costs

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Many people and businesses are still looking for ways to streamline or cut costs following the height of the pandemic. There are tangible economic effects linked to residual factors from Covid and healthcare practices and providers are part of that dynamic in a variety of ways. One of the biggest trends we are seeing among […]

It’s Our Job to Make Patients More Comfortable

Many patients do research on medical providers. They check ratings, reviews and even social media. They ask friends for recommendations and sometimes even come in to conduct their own little interviews before establishing care. They do their due diligence because they want two things. 1. They want a clinician who is the most qualified and […]

Let’s Normalize Single-Use Speculums

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While there is no shortage of medical advancements, there are some areas that still need an extra push to further adapt to newer procedures and tools.  It took a significant amount of time for anyone to take a stab at redesigning the speculum for the better. Way too long. As a matter of fact, there […]

The Most Common Questions Patients Ask Their OBGYN

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The Most Common Questions Patients Ask Their OBGYN Patients may have many questions ahead of, during or even after a doctor’s visit. Perhaps they are curious about medications, procedures or have questions about exam specifics.  OBGYNs have a whole list of common questions frequently asked by patients. Here are the most common things they want […]

Simple Cross-Contamination Prevention Tactics Your Medical Practice Can Instill

In a world where germs and contaminants are of utmost concern, medical practices should be keen on all attainable cross-contamination prevention tactics. From standardized sanitation to modern technology, medical professionals and facilities would benefit from implementing a safe and effective cross-contamination prevention strategy. Before diving in, it is important to understand how contaminants spread and […]

Why Your Practice Should Eliminate the Use of Reusable Speculums

Since the start of standardized women’s healthcare, clinicians have relied on reusable speculums to facilitate vaginal examinations. Reusable speculums are typically made of a sturdy material, like metal or surgical steel. Benefits to using reusable speculums include a reduced environmental impact and reduced material costs. Although these medical devices are still used by some women’s […]

Can Poor Lighting Affect the Success of a Pelvic Examination?

Proper medical lighting is necessary in order to conduct a successful vaginal examination. Ample illumination, seen through various light sources, is expected to illuminate the examination area in order to aid the clinician, streamline processes, and increase detection accuracy. Knowing this, clinicians must ask themselves if poor lighting can severely disrupt or completely deter a […]

Technological Advancements Designed to Fight Cross-Contamination Throughout Gynecology

The last decade has seen an intense shift in the use of technology throughout medicine. Digital systems and innovative devices have been integrated into everyday practices at women’s health facilities. This technology brings about many operational and administrative benefits; but perhaps the most relevant benefit of all is technology’s ability to help fight cross-contamination during […]