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Women's History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women Who Impacted Medicine

March 7, 2016

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, let’s take a moment to look at the achievements of Elizabeth Blackwell, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Barbara McClintock and Pat Goldman-Rakic. This timeline kicks off a “Women Who Impacted Medicine” series. Look out each week for a spotlight on a woman who rocked the medical world during her […]

Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

December 8, 2015

Names of babies often stay popular for a few years and then cycle down the list. Some names, however, have been popular for centuries and are likely to always be considered as classic names. Names are oftentimes influenced by family members or even pop culture. The 2015 most popular baby names have recently been released, […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

November 24, 2015

In the United States alone, one in every four women will die of heart disease. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and see your doctor regularly to reduce your risk of heart disease and heart disease-related issues. Not sure where to start? These five easy tips will lower your risk of […]

Do I Need to Have a Period Each Month?

Do I Need to Have a Period Each Month?

November 19, 2015

In the past, a skipped period was a sign of pregnancy or menopause. However, thanks to the development of oral contraceptives, women can take control of their menstrual cycles and choose to avoid that time of the month. While most women menstruate 13 times each year, oral contraceptives have been approved to extend the length […]

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

November 17, 2015

The holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. But between parties every weekend, lack of sleep, not-so-healthy foods, and increased stress from finding those perfects gifts for your loved ones, the holidays can take a toll on your body, making it difficult to stay healthy. Fortunately, there are things you can […]

How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs?

How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs?

October 12, 2015

Regularly seeing an OB-GYN for checkups and getting tested for STDs is one of the best things a woman can do to keep herself healthy. It’s important to remember that many birth control options don’t necessarily protect against STDs, and even when using a method that does, such as condoms, getting tested regularly can catch […]

How Does an IUD Prevent Pregnancy?

How Does an IUD Prevent Pregnancy?

July 6, 2015

The IUD, which stands for intrauterine device, is a form of birth control becoming more and more popular for women in the United States. These devices, made of flexible plastic, are inserted into the uterus by a healthcare professional. Considered one of the most effective forms of birth control available, IUDs can last between three […]

What Are My Treatment Options for Heavy Periods?

What Are My Treatment Options for Heavy Periods?

July 2, 2015

One of the most common types of abnormal bleeding from the uterus is heavy or prolonged periods. Also known as menorrhagia, heavy or prolonged periods are not only inconvenient, but they can interfere with sleep and daily activities and lead to health issues if the periods are severe enough. Fortunately, there are numerous treatment options […]

Which Wrinkle Fighting Treatment Is Best For Me?

Which Wrinkle Fighting Treatment Is Best For Me?

June 18, 2015

For many women, aging skin is a big concern. The first signs of aging can become noticeable during the mid to late 20s and typically include the appearance of fine lines around the eyes. As women reach their 30s and 40s, deep lines around the mouth and eyes can begin to appear as the skin […]

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

April 9, 2015

In the early 1970s, a young graduate student called Martha McClintock started to notice something strange happening in her dormitory. All the women’s cycles slowly started to match up. In fact, by the end of the semester, almost all the women’s cycles were within a 4-day period. Since this initial discovery, the existence of menstrual […]