Gynecology

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....

Understanding the Role Hormones Play in Women’s Health

Hormones play a huge role in regulating several body systems. If even one of your hormones is lacking, it can throw your body, mind, or emotions out of balance. The Role Hormones Play We've all heard about PMS, and the role hormones play in a woman's cycle that can...

Types Urinary Incontinence and Effective Treatments

Nothing is worse than sneezing and wetting your pants in public. Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. Over 33 million Americans suffer from some urinary incontinence or bladder conditions, which often causes embarrassment for many. While...

Guidelines for Mammograms, Pap Smears & Other Screening Tests

Early detection of breast and cervical cancer make treatment easier and increase survival rates. Mammograms and Pap smears can spot cancer before any other symptoms have developed. The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening guidelines for the early...

What Causes Ovarian Cysts? Fact Sheet

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Many women with ovarian cysts don't have symptoms, and usually, they are harmless. What Causes Ovarian Cysts? The most common causes of ovarian cysts include: Hormonal...

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