What Is a Urinary Tract Infection and How do I Know if I Have One?

By Laura Badalamenti, NMD — A urinary tract infection (UTI) can involve the lower urinary tract which is the bladder (called cystitis), or it can spread to the upper urinary tract involving the kidneys (called pyelonephritis). The bacteria that cause the infections in these areas typically come from the intestinal tract and fecal bacteria that […]


What is Genital Herpes?

By Laura Badalamenti, NMD — Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is typically caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). It can also be caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which is most well known as the cause of oral herpes or “cold sores”. HSV-1 as […]