We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters. » Read more about: Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal? »
If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event. So take heart and learn what you should know before your first mammogram. » Read more about: What You Should Know Before Your First Mammogram »
Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention. » Read more about: Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention »
Women who expect to leave all the pregnancy aches and pains behind them after childbirth soon find that postpartum symptoms can be almost just as bad. » Read more about: How to Handle Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth »
If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable. » Read more about: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know »
Most pregnancies last to term, which is at least 37 weeks. Full term is 39 – 40 weeks, but about 12% of babies in the U.S. are born preterm or prematurely. » Read more about: Your Guide to Preterm Labor Prevention »
Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition. » Read more about: Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health »
As you grow older, your bones begin to thin and cannot be stopped completely. Because of this, their ability to break is heightened, and the concern regarding osteoporosis becomes more evident.
However, it’s important to remember that osteoporosis isn’t “just another part of aging.” In fact, there are many ways that you can work to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis from childhood through adulthood. Here are three simple tips to remember that can help! » Read more about: Three Easy Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis »
The signs of fibroids can be so sneaky that many women have no idea they are there. In fact, according to the NIH or National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of women have fibroids by age 50 and many don’t realize it. » Read more about: 8 Sneaky Signs of Fibroids That You Should Know »
STI vs. UTI and what is the difference between their symptoms is quite a common dilemma. There are some symptoms similar to both a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), so sometimes it may be difficult to to discern which type of infection your symptoms represent. What follows may help you to spot the difference quickly and take action. » Read more about: STI vs. UTI: What Is The Difference Between Their Symptoms »