Gynecology

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...

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...

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