Womens Health

  • 5 Ways to Decrease Nausea During Pregnancy

    Hyperemesis gravidarum is simply increased nausea and vomiting in pregnancy due to the normal increase in one of the pregnancy hormones. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to tell your obstetric provider because if left alone, it can cause severe dehydration.

  • Birth Control Pill Fact Sheet

    Discover the truth about birth control effectiveness, benefits, and more.

  • Breastfeeding and Benefits of Breast Milk

    Since the beginning of time, women have put their babies to breast. Extending the physical bond that begins at conception, they have fed and protected their babies with their bodies. These tender moments, in return, have brought pleasure and fulfillment to the task of mothering.

  • FAQ: Fibrocystic Breast Disease

    Fibrocystic tendencies are very common. The signs and symptoms are cyclic breast pain, tenderness, lumps, and nipple discharge. 

  • For Women with Breast Cancer Considering Prophylactic Mastectomy

    Double mastectomies have been featured more in the mainstream media, increasing awareness of this option. But what is the real risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast? Do double mastectomies really save lives or improve quality of life? This article seeks to address these issues and assist individuals in making the most informed decision.

  • How to Choose a Doctor for Your Child

    Jerold Woodhead, MD, a pediatrician at University of Iowa Health Care—Iowa River Landing, offers some helpful tips on finding a doctor for your child.

  • How to Keep Young Women Healthy

    Many adolescent females have special needs and concerns about their bodies as they change. As the average age of puberty continues to drift lower, the physical and emotional issues are presenting themselves to girls still in elementary school.

  • Pap Test Guidelines

    For many women, "going to your annual" is a phrase of the past. According to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed for average-risk women.

  • Perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) Depression: Frequently Asked Questions

    Information for those who are affected by Antenatal, Postpartum, Perinatal Depression.

  • Sexual Assault: A Women's Health Issue

    Sexual assault can affect a woman’s health both immediately and long term. Learn how to reduce you chances of sexual assault and how to respond if sexual assault occurs.

  • Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

    It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Learn the common stroke symptoms and how to react if somebody else is experiencing a stroke.

  • Vaginal Cysts, Polyps and Warts

    The vagina has a lining that can form cysts, polyps and warts. Although these occur often, they are not harmful.

  • Vaginal Lichen Planus

    Lichen Planus is a skin condition which causes inflammation and ulcer-like changes of the skin. 

  • Vulvar Vestibulitis

    What is vulvar vestibulitis? Vestibulitis is a condition that causes redness and pain of the vestibule. Vestibulitis is an inflammation of this skin and the mucous secreting glands found in the skin.