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

Lactation Mastitis: Causes and Symptoms

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Lactation Mastitis is a fairly common condition that may be caused by a blocked milk duct or by bacteria entering the breast during breast feeding.  For this reason, it affects lactating women. Lactation Mastitis results in breast pain as well as redness and swelling in the breast. It can also cause fever and chills. This … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … Read More

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding: Causes and Treatments

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Most women of childbearing age experience bleeding every month as a part of their normal monthly menstrual cycle.  However, when that bleeding is excessive or prolonged, it is termed “Menorrhagia.”  With Menorrhagia, the bleeding is usually prolonged and makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities. In some cases of heavy menstrual bleeding, the cause … Read More

Excess Amounts of Fat in Liver, Tissues and Blood May Increase Risk for Osteoporosis

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In the past, being overweight was considered to be protective against Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weakened and brittle and more at risk for fracture.  This is because increased weight on the bones leads to more dense bones.  Therefore, thin women were deemed to be more at risk for Osteoporosis. While … Read More

The Role of Fish Oil in Women’s Health

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Fish Oil supplements have been in the news a lot lately and chances are, you have heard of their tremendous health benefits. This is because fish oil supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).  Studies have shown that getting an adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce joint pain, stress and your … Read More

Vacationing and Women’s Health

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Most women today are extremely busy!  Many of us are juggling a full-time job, caring for children and maybe even caring for our aging parents.  Not to mention getting our children to all of their different activities, trying to stay in shape, taking care of our spouses, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and driving carpool.  … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More

Major Issues Concerning Women’s Health

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Being a woman today can be stressful.  Many of us are trying to balance work, family and other obligations and are finding that there is just not enough of us to go around.  Many of us are feeling, tired, stressed and worn down and this can leave us more susceptible to health problems.  That is … Read More

Smoking and Your Risk For Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis (“porous bone”) is a condition in which the bones weaken and become more likely to fracture.    This serious health problem affects an estimated forty-four million people in the United States, sixty-eight percent of whom are women.  It also costs our health system millions in health care expenditures and lost productivity. It is most … Read More