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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What is human papillomavirus (HPV)?

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of over one hundred viral subtypes, more than 30 of which are transmitted sexually. Types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancers. Types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts. Other types cause “common” warts on hands or feet. Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

    A sprain happens to ligaments, the tissue that attaches bone to bone. A strain occurs in muscles or tendons (tissue connecting muscles to bones). Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What are the symptoms of diabetes?

    The classic symptoms of diabetes are: being hungry all the time or thirsty all the time, having frequent urination, having an unexplained sudden weight loss or developing fatigue. Many people have no obvious symptoms.


    If you are overweight, especially if you have a family history of diabetes,

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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What are differences between a cold and the flu?

    The difference between a common cold and the flu is that a cold can cause headache, stuffy/runny nose, and sore throat, but generally does not cause intense body aches and high fevers. The flu is not so subtle. It often comes on suddenly, and the flu victim typically feels (and looks) like...Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What is celiac disease?

    Celiac disease is a disease that causes an autoimmune reaction when people who have it eat gluten, the wheat protein. This reaction damages the small intestine, causing poor absorption of food and nutrients. Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How can I be reinfected with gonorrhea?

    Yes, you can be re-infected with gonorrhea. Prior episodes of gonorrhea infection offer no protection. Re-infection is very common, especially when a partner is not fully treated. Each subsequent infection with gonorrhea significantly increases the risk of long-term consequences. Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What is a normal menstrual cycle?

    Menstrual periods, like bowel movement patterns, are unique to each individual. In the textbooks, periods occur every 28 days and last for a week. In reality, there is more variation.

    When an adolescent starts having periods, her periods are often very unpredictable for the first six months to...Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How is knee arthritis treated?

    For a mature knee that is aching and stiff from arthritis, treatments can include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory pills, or different types of simple injections into the knee joint with either steroid or other therapies. Surgeries can help, but they are not the only solution.
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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What medicine should I be sure to keep on hand?

    The most critical medication to have in your medicine cabinet is diphenhydramine (Benadryl). If someone in your house is stung by a bee or eats the wrong food or has another trigger for a severe allergic reaction, you want that Benadryl to be there and be current, not out of date! This li...Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

    Type 1 diabetes, sometimes called juvenile onset diabetes, is caused by an absolute deficiency of insulin, which is why the treatment involves insulin injections.


    The type of diabetes that is rapidly increasing these days is type 2 diabetes, also call adult onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes

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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    Why should young men get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?

    Males should get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine because it protects against genital warts.


    As you probably know from the commercials for the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, it can help protect women from cervical cancer. While males don't have a cervix to get cancer, they do have other parts

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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How common is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

    The CDC estimates that 20 million people, 15% of the population, are actively infected at any given time with sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States, although many more people do not know they are infected. 6.2 million Americans are newly infected each year. HPV is thought...Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How can I prevent cervical cancer?

    Abstinence or monogamy with a partner who has had no prior sexual partners will prevent getting HPV, which causes cervical cancer.

    Gardasil vaccine prevents infection with HPV types 16 and 18, which cause 70% of cervical cancers. Read More
  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How can I afford to eat more fruits and vegetables?

    Fruits and vegetables may seem to cost more than some processed and boxed products, but they are worth every penny for your health. Fruits and vegetables can save you money in both the short- and long-term if you buy frozen, canned, and seasonal fresh produce.


    Dietician Daniela Knight, RD,

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  • Dr. Jill A. Grimes, MD - West Lake Hills, TX - Family Medicine

    How do I prepare for a Pap smear test?

    Do not have sex, douche, use tampons, or use any vaginal cream, gel, or foam (including spermicides) for two days prior to your pap test. Schedule your pap test for a time when you should not be having your period. Read More