HPV And Oral Cancer

 

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 …

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Reducing Your Baby’s Risk For SIDS

 

SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome“: a term that strikes fear in the hearts of new parents everywhere. SIDS is not an illness or a disease. Instead, it is a diagnoses that is given when a child under one years old dies and an exact cause cannot be found. Approximately 2,300 infants in the …

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STDs in the United States

 

Despite major efforts at raising awareness and education, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a problem in the United States. The most common types of STDs in the United States include the following: Chlamydia Chlamydia is an STD caused by a bacterium and is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the United States. In …

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Pelvic Pain: Causes and Treatments

 

Pelvic pain is a common problem affecting women and can be caused by a variety of factors including painful menstruation, pelvic joint instability, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts and cancer. Before prescribing any type of treatment for pelvic pain, it is important to first accurately diagnose the cause …

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Major Issues Concerning Women’s Health

 

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 …

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Smoking and Your Risk For Osteoporosis

 

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 common among post-menopausal …

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The Top Five Reasons to Consider An IUD

 

If you are currently looking for a method of contraception and have not considered an IUD (Intrauterine Device), you may want reconsider this highly effective form of birth control. Here are five reasons why: Effectiveness – IUDs have been proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy as compared to birth control pills which are …

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Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

 

We all know how important it is to be healthy before you become pregnant. Being in optimal health before you become pregnant increases your chance of having a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby to term. This may include getting to a healthy weight (losing weight if you are overweight or gaining weight if …

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Treatments For Heavy Menstrual Periods

 

I was on a girls’ weekend recently and we were all complaining about the hassle of heaving menstrual bleeding. All of us are in our forties and have not yet entered Menopause. Interestingly enough, five out of the eight of us reported that our menstrual periods are now much heavier than they were when we …

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