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 >>
Being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a lifelong challenge, but with lifestyle changes, proactive medical involvement, and a supportive network of friends and family, your activity levels, dreams of kids and family, and career development are all still possible. While many with PCOS struggle with infertility, irregular periods, unwanted hair, and skin or acne changes, a lesser discussed association with PCOS is the psychological changes women undergo. … Read More >>
Many women find themselves seeking out the most recent diet fads, weight loss pills, and weight loss devices to get rid of unwanted, stubborn areas of body fat. Some even find themselves resorting to dangerous surgical procedures, such as liposuction, that can cause severe, lifelong health issues. If you have thought about resorting to these extremes, or considered going under the knife, make sure to do your research so you know what all of your options are and what the risks associated with each one is before making any decisions. With so many safe options available to help you lose that unwanted fat, surgery can often be removed from the equation. There are a few non-surgical techniques available and they all have their pros and cons. Here are a couple of those options and the good and bad of each. … Read More >>
Did you know that men and women AREN’T the same when it comes to health and what our bodies need? Sure, the basics of a healthy diet and exercise are the same but there are certain things that are important for women to keep in mind that aren’t as essential to men’s’ health. Due to hormonal changes throughout our lives women have several nutritional needs that are often neglected due to not knowing how essential they are. Here are a few things for women to keep in mind when they are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. … Read More >>
We have all seen or heard commercials about how “YOU CAN LOSE 20 POUNDS, WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR DIET OR EXERCISING, THIS WEEKEND BY TAKE THIS PILL.”
(Insert eye roll here) Yeah, that’s realistic. … Read More >>
Baby Blues, in a rut, feeling down. There are many terms we use to describe depression. There are also many causes and, luckily, many treatments for depression. The main thing to remember about depression that it is a medical condition and that you’re not alone. … Read More >>
When your partner has that look in their eye that tells you they’re in the mood and all you can think is “OUCH!”, there’s a problem. Pain during sex is actually more common than you might think and can usually be remedied pretty easily.
One of the main keys to fixing this problem is communication! Another key is knowing your body and what gets you in the mood. Here are a few things to think about and TALK about that can cause pain during sex and some ideas as to what you can do to from “Ouch!” to “Ahhhhhh!”. … Read More >>
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