Gynecology

Three Steps to Prevent Diabetes

What is diabetes? Who does it affect? And how can you prevent diabetes? Let’s find out! Diabetes affects more than 34 million Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death. Prevention is the key to slowing the onset of and overcoming diabetes. What is Diabetes?...

How to Care for Your Bones. Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Women of all ages need to know about Osteoporosis. Here's how to care for your bones and keep them healthy. Why is bone health important? Your bones are continuously changing — new bone is made, and old bone...

Stress and You. Warning Signs of Stress and Health Risks

A state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances defines stress. It affects every system in our body. Many emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress include depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke,...

News in Gynecology: The Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause affects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You're drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What are the three stages of menopause and what can you...

Heart Disease Awareness: Best Ways Women Can Combat Heart Disease

Heart disease causes 27% of female deaths – more than all cancers. Nearly half a million women die of heart disease every year, but only 13% of Americans know that heart disease is the number one health threat for women. Why You Should Be Aware "It's an equal...

Pregnancy Spacing Risks and Benefits. A Key to Family Planning

Pregnancy spacing is the time from one baby’s birth until the next pregnancy. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with timing your pregnancies too close together or too far apart can help you make an informed decision about when to grow your family. Why Is...

News in Gynecology: How Important Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D normalizes your body’s calcium and phosphorus absorption and assists your immune system function. It's also essential for bone growth and bone remodeling. Other roles it serves in the body include the reduction of inflammation and modulation of multiple...

Dr. Marie Stopes: Person of Influence in Gynecology

Many men and women have paved the way for modern gynecology. Dr. Marie Stopes, our person of influence in gynecology, is one. Dr. Marie Stopes Dr. Marie Stopes, 1880-1958, was a distinguished academic scientist and the youngest Doctor of Science in Britain at that...

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are removed by the body before they cause...

Cancer Screening Tests and the Importance of Awareness

Most cancers take years to develop. Many things can affect your chance of getting cancer. While you can’t control some risk factors, like getting older, you can control many others. Here’s what you need to know about cancer and the importance of screening tests....

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