Menstrual Migraines

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According to the National Headache Foundation, women suffer migraines three times more frequently than their male counterparts, and menstrual migraines affect 60% of the women who experience migraine headaches.  A menstrual migraine is a severe headache that occurs before, during or immediately after a woman’s menstrual period, or during ovulation.  It is brought on by … Read More

Dealing With Infertility

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Everyday, couples all over the world deal with the disappointment of infertility.  Infertility can be one of the most difficult things to deal with as a couple.  We have all heard stories about couples or known couples personally who tried and tried to get pregnant to no avail.  Then, after going through the adoption process … Read More

Yoga For the Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence?

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An estimated 17 million women in the United States are currently dealing with Female Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence is a medical term used to describe a condition of not being able to control the flow of urine from your body. Symptoms may include leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting heavy objects. … Read More

Common Health Complaints Among 40-50 Year Old Women

Did you hear that 40 is the new 30?  At least, that is what they say.  However, if you are 40 or older and are suffering from some common health complaints, you may not agree.  There are a variety of health issues that seem to plague women between the ages of 40 and 50 including … Read More

Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

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If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding every month and have abdominal pain, it may be due to uterine fibroids.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms at all and eventually go away on their own.  In other cases, they … Read More

Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … Read More

Health Issues Specific To Women

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Let’s face it, women are different from men!  And, while there are a number of heath issues that affect both women and men equally, there are also some health issues that are specific to women.  Here are some interesting facts from the National Institutes of Health regarding women’s health issues: Women are more likely to … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

Getting Sleep After the Birth of Your Baby

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One of the biggest questions asked new parents is “when will my baby start sleeping through the night.” While it is true that newborn babies sleep a lot (usually sixteen to seventeen hours per day), most newborn babies do not stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time during the first … Read More

Yeast Infections: Causes and Treatments

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  A vaginal yeast infection is a common occurrence as 75% of women will experience at least one during their lifetime. In fact, almost half of all women experience two or more … Read More