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Prescott Health Center
(928) 776-0420
656 W. Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ
Services
Abortion Services,Birth Control Services,Emergency Contraception,General Health Care,HIV Testing,HPV & Hepatitis Vaccines,Mens Health Services,Patient Education,Pregnancy Testing, Options & Services,STD Testing & Treatment,Womens Health Services
Hours
Monday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:30am-1:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-2:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Jeffrey M Sanwick, MD
(928) 771-5282
811 Ainsworth Dr
Prescott, AZ
Business
Prescott Urology
Specialties
Urology

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Chino Valley Animal Hospital
(928) 636-4382
3601 North US Highway 89
Chino Valley, AZ

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Bethany L Luce
(928) 772-2582
3251 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialty
Family Practice

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Gerald L Wathier
(928) 772-3336
3051 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialty
Family Practice

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Warman Chiropractic
(928) 583-7766
8113 E. Florentine Suite B
Prescott Valley, AZ

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HealthSource of Prescott
(928) 778-7996
936 12th Place
Prescott, AZ

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Verde Veterinary Hospital
(928) 634-7538
1201 E Cherry St
Cottonwood, AZ

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Lorraine L Ralph
(928) 772-2591
3051 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Mary E Moyer
(928) 772-2582
3251 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
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Family Practice

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Curing Crabs

By Jennifer Cunningham
National Institute of Health .

Yes, the idea of crabs is funny. The reality, on the other hand—not so much. Safety-wise, responsible sex practices aren't any different than they were in college (i.e., cover your stump before you hump), except now there is a significantly larger pool of people with a greater wealth of sexual experience to possibly get STDs from. Though crabs don’t have quite the same cachet as the clap or inspire the same fear as HIV, they are a serious issue that needs some less than serious attention.

Since appearing on Earth 70,000 years ago, the pubic louse (not to be mistaken for its cousins the body louse and the head louse) has caused mammoth crotch itch for millions, from cavemen to college kids. Crabs get their name from the fact that under a very strong microscope, the little critters resemble crabs—a pretty terrifying thought if you think of them infesting your nether region en masse.

Generally, pubic lice like to eat at night, attaching their pinchers to hair follicles before feeding on your blood like randy little ticks. The itch from hell is what separates pubic lice from other common sexually transmitted diseases, like chlamydia or genital warts. Like your last boyfriend, “crabs” are parasites that cannot live without being attached to a live host. And these mites don’t discriminate.

So how can people protect themselves from this scourge? Not much besides abstinence, prayer, or examining a sex partner’s pubes with a magnifying glass before every session. Condoms don’t help either, according to Beth Collitt, a spokeswoman for Penn State’s University Health Services. Neither the Centers for Disease Control nor the National Institutes of Health keeps tabs on how many people are infected in the U.S., but across the pond in England, crabs are scuttling their way onto more and more college students every year. According to British newspaper reports, St. John’s College at O...

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