Women’s Health

STD Awareness Week is April 11th-17th

April 9, 2021

STD Awareness Week is observed during the second full week in April.  It is used as an opportunity to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and how they can impact our lives.  By creating this awareness we can help to reduce the stigma related to STDs and provide people with tools along with some resources […]

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle

March 20, 2021

A woman’s body goes through a series of phases in order to get ready for a possible pregnancy.  That series of hormonal events is referred to as the menstrual cycle. An egg develops and gets released from the ovaries during each menstrual cycle.  There is a lining in the uterus that builds up and if […]

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

March 4, 2021

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  National Nutrition Month was originally introduced as National Nutrition Week in 1973.  Consequently, because of the growing interest in nutrition, it became a month-long observance in 1980.  Generally, the second Wednesday of March is acknowledged as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.  […]

PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

February 10, 2021

What is PCOS? PCOS is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, also known as male sex hormones, that are usually present in women only in small amounts. The name polycystic ovary syndrome […]

Cancer Awareness – Common Cancers In Women

February 3, 2021

World Cancer Day February 4th is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day was started on the 4th of February in 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris.  World Cancer Day was created to promote research efforts, prevent cancer, improve patient care, raise awareness, and mobilize the global community to […]

Healthy Eating & Meal Prep Tips

January 21, 2021

So many of us feel tired or sluggish and often wonder why.  It has so much to do with what we are eating.  Ready to change the way you eat?  Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be drastic changes in order to make progress in your diet.  There are so many different diets […]

What Does Exercise Look Like While You Are Pregnant?

January 13, 2021

Want to know more about exercising while you are pregnant?  There are plenty of fun and safe exercises to do while you are pregnant.  First, always consult with your doctor prior to starting any new exercise programs. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a great list of Frequently Asked Questions to review as […]

Healthy Habits

January 7, 2021

When you think of starting the New Year, what is a common topic that one generally thinks of?  New Year’s resolutions, right? Whether we want to lose weight, exercise more, reduce stress, or get more sleep… we are determined to improve our life in some form.  We can cover some ground to get you started […]

Hypothyroidism Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy

November 24, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant comes with many emotions. Depending on the person and her circumstances, these may include shock, happiness, and maybe even a little bit of fear about the unknown. And if you have an underlying health condition — such as hypothyroidism — you may be wondering how it could affect your pregnancy and […]

Spotting vs Period

Spotting vs Period

November 13, 2020

When it comes to reproductive health, some women are an open book. They have no issue bringing up the subject and discussing it openly — with their friends, female relatives, and their doctors. Others feel like the topics are embarrassing or taboo, so when they have questions regarding vaginal discharge, they may feel adrift as to who […]