Gynecology

Metrodora, A Pioneer in Women’s Health

A study of history provides many examples of women pioneers, and medicine is no exception. Although very few trace as far back as Metrodora. Metrodora, A Pioneer in Women's Health Metrodora, a pioneer in women's health is often referred to as the "Mother of...

Raising Cancer Awareness: What You Should Know

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So let's talk about the risks that women face. There are many things that can affect your chances of getting cancer. Most take years to develop. While you can’t control some risk factors, like getting older, you can control...

Taking the “You” out of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

You feel like you're peeing a stream of fire, or you feel like you must urinate all the time, but little comes out. What's going on? You have a Urinary Tract Infection, also known as a UTI. What is a Urinary Tract Infection? A Urinary Tract Infection is a common type...

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is More Than the ‘Baby Blues’

When you hear the word Postpartum Depression (PPD), what do you picture in your mind? Television ads for medications have done a great job of giving us a visual picture of depression, but PPD can look and feel differently than a pervasive feeling of sadness.  What are...

Understanding Hormone Imbalances and the Symptoms

Hormones. While some women hardly notice them, others dread how hormone imbalances can wreak havoc on their weight, mood, food cravings, and desire for sex. Some women feel as if they have lost control of their life for a time, but hormones don’t have to overwhelm...

Loss of Bladder Control: Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a common and embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasional leakage when you cough or sneeze to having an urge so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time. Although it occurs more often as...

Mammograms and Pap Smears are Cancer Fighting Tools

There are things you can do every day to help avoid getting cancer. Two of the most important things you can do are making healthy choices and getting the right screening tests for you, such as mammograms and pap smears. Make Healthy Choices Quitting smoking is one of...

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...

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