Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

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Many women experience pelvic pain before or during their monthly menstrual cycles.  Most of us just brush this pain off as an expected symptom of menstruation.  However, other common causes of pelvic pain include Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Fibroids.  In some cases, pelvic pain may be a sign of a more serious medical … Read More

Birth Control Without the Pills

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Birth control pills are a highly effective form of birth control and have been used successfully by women throughout the world since the 1960s.  However, they are only effective if they are taken regularly.  For some women, this can be a problem.  For women who travel frequently into different time zones or who are just … Read More

Love, Romance and Your Health

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It is February and love is in the air.  It is almost Valentine’s Day, the day that people all over the United States and the world celebrate love and romance.  But how did Valentine’s Day come to represent love and romance?  No one knows absolutely how this came about but Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary Incontinence is a problem that affects many women, and affects more women than it does men.  It involves the involuntary release of urine and the symptoms can range from bothersome to debilitating.  Since the involuntary release of urine can be embarrassing for those who suffer from urinary incontinence, the problem often goes untreated.  This … Read More

The Physical Symptoms of A Broken Heart

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Have you ever heard the term “she died of a broken heart?” While breaking up with a boyfriend or going through a divorce is not usually life-threatening, it can be hard on both your mind and your body.  A breakup can cause a lot of emotional strain leading to real physical changes in your body. … Read More

Weight Loss and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman and have vowed to lose weight in the new year, you are not alone.  Every January, women all over the United States vow to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.  If you have been to your neighborhood gym lately, or to a weight watchers meeting, you may have noticed … Read More

Vegetable Compound Shows Promise in Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Approximately 15% to 20% of women with breast cancer have a form that is often referred to as “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”  This name is used because women with this form of breast cancer do not have any of the three receptors (Estrogen Receptors, Progesterone Receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)) that characterize … Read More

The Affect of BMI on Women’s Health

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BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on your height and weight and has an important affect on women’s health.  The range for BMI is as follows: Underweight = less than 18.5 Normal Weight = 18.5 – 24.9 Overweight = 25-29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater. The goal is … Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnoses and Treatment

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a medical condition where one or more of the pelvic organs drops (prolapses) from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina.  This problem affects many women, particular women who are older. It happens when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs … Read More

Heart Disease and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman in the United States, chances are you are very aware of your risk for breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis and other conditions affecting women’s health.  However, how aware are you of your risks for heart disease?  You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of … Read More