Many people fear growing older, wondering about changes in bodily functions and gray hair. However, the aging process brings positive changes and can be enjoyable if you understand the changes going on in your body and maintain total body wellness. To provide additional reassurances of a happier journey through aging, we have provided some tips to help you maintain your health no matter what your age. … Read More >>
Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) affect over 20 million Americans, with all ages and genders being susceptible. These infections are spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and awareness is key to reducing the likelihood of spreading a disease to your partner or becoming infected yourself. Getting the facts about STI’s and talking to your healthcare provider is important to maintaining sexual health. Here we will outline some of the more common STI’s and how to treat or eliminate them. … Read More >>
There are a number of ways women reference their menstrual cycle this day in age and each woman has their own individual feelings about it too. Even with the wealth of information out there about this particular time in your life a lot of women actually don’t know much about their reproductive cycle or what is happening in their body. The fact of the matter is, and as corny as it sounds, it really is a miraculous time in a young girl’s life. This is going touch on some of the basic info about your menstrual cycle but also cover some more in-depth issues and information you may not know.
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Although our good friend Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, it won’t be long before we feel the effects of spring. Gentle breezes, more daylight, and warm rays of sun are few reasons to be excited about the weather changes occurring. But did you know, a woman’s body experiences changes during seasonal changes as well? Learn how to you can take care of your body’s needs and avoid fads that might complicate a positive adjustment to seasonal changes.
Many females are familiar with the routine yearly visit to their gynecologist, but for most, the annual exam did not begin until their mid-twenties. There are numerous reasons for encouraging women to keep their yearly gynecological exam, but these do not just apply to older women. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that female teens and young adults who have not yet reached their 21st birthday should follow a routine exam schedule as there are plenty of benefits from early attention to gynecological health. For mothers of teenage girls, it is helpful to know why these visits are necessary. … Read More >>
One of the breakout songs of 2015 highlighted the important of our image in society. When the Chainsmokers released “Let’s Take a Selfie,” a seemingly innocent craze suddenly identified just how much of our lives are consumed by what we look like, who we are with, how well we are doing, and how much we are liked. … Read More >>
Having an OB/GYN provider that you are comfortable with is the first step in ensuring your reproductive health. Being able to engage in conversations that might seem uncomfortable with a caring and supportive physician makes it easier to discuss the changes you are experiencing in your body. Starting with puberty, the female body experiences many changes over the course of time, and some of the monthly experiences with ovulation or your menstrual cycle can bring concerning side effects or discomforts. … Read More >>
According the CDC, approximately 14 million new infections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) will occur each year within the US, and there are already about 79 million Americans currently infected.
HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection here in the United States, and increased awareness of the infection as well as increased promotion of the HPV vaccine are counteractive measures being taken by healthcare providers all over the country. … Read More >>
They’re the two most oft-mentioned methods of weight loss: diet and exercise. There’s good reason you keep hearing those words. Their effects are not just physical, but mental, which allows you to build off of your accomplishments and push yourself further. Your physical health or appearance can affect your mental health, which can lead to the development of good or bad habits that then alter how we look and/or feel. Perpetuating that cycle – for better or worse – is something we humans excel at. It’s important to realize, then, what you want and what options you have in getting there. … Read More >>
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