Graves’ Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Risks, & Treatments

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid gland. It’s the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) affecting more women than men. Symptoms of the disease may include: bulging eyes reddened skin and weight loss....

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: What Women Need to Know

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Anemia is when your body’s red blood cells don’t work correctly, or your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. Iron helps bring oxygen to the rest of your body. More women than men are affected by...

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms You Need to Know

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? A 16-year-old teenager died on a school field trip from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in March 2017. The death appears to be linked to the teen’s tampon use. But what is toxic shock syndrome? And why is it linked to tampons? The young...

Uterine Fibroids – What Do I Need to Know?

Fibroids are extremely common and affect more than 60% of women. However, even though it sounds a bit frightening that so many women have tumors in their uterus, fibroids rarely turn into cancer and having them doesn’t mean you’re more likely to get uterine cancer....

Skin Care Can Protect You From Pollution

The World Health Organization calls air pollution a “public health emergency.” Outdoor air pollution is the cause of 3 million deaths a year. Indoor air pollution caused 6 million deaths in 2016. Air Pollution Can Damage Skin Even if you’re not living in a...