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Womens Health

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.
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.
Perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) Depression: Frequently Asked Questions
Information for those who are affected by Antenatal, Postpartum, Perinatal Depression.
Breastfeeding and Benefits of Breast Milk
The healthiness of breastfeeding has been questioned in recent years. This article reviews the benefits and possible downsides of breastfeeding.
Birth Control Pill Fact Sheet
Discover the truth about birth control effectiveness, benefits, and more.
Vaginal Lichen Planus
Lichen Planus is a skin condition which causes inflammation and ulcer-like changes of the skin.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease - FAQ
Fibrocystic tendencies are very common. The signs and symptoms are cyclic breast pain, tenderness, lumps, and nipple discharge.
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.
Five 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.
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.
For Women with Breast Cancer Considering Prophylactic Mastectomy
This article reviews the option of a double mastectomy, whether it is viable option or an overcautious procedure.
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.
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.
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.
Preeclampsia Fast Facts
Preeclampsia is definite as a condition starting after 20 weeks of pregnancy that causes high blood pressure and problems with the kidneys and other organs. It was formerly called toxemia.
Vulvar Skin Care Guidelines
Recommended guidelines for healthy vulvar skin includes decreasing and removing chemicals, moisture, or rubbing (friction). Products listed below have been suggested for use because of their past success in helping to decrease or relieve vulvar/vaginal burning, irritation, or itching.
Women's Health
Birth Control Pill Fact Sheet Breastfeeding and Benefits of Breast Milk Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Frequently Asked Questions Five Ways to Decrease Nausea During Pregnancy For Women with Breast Cancer Considering Prophylactic Masectomy How to Choose a Doctor for Your Child How to Keep Young Women Healthy Pap Test Guidelines Perinatal (pregnancy and postpasrtum) Depression: Frequently Asked Questions Preeclampsia Fast Facts Sexual Assault: A Women's Healthy Issue Vaginal Cysts, Polyps, and Warts Vaginal Lichen Planus Vulvar Skin Care Guidelines Vulvar Vestibulitis
Menopause: Frequently Asked Questions
Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual period stops and she can no longer get pregnant. A woman has reached menopause after a full year without periods. The years around the menopause when symptoms can be bothersome are called perimenopause.