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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.
Overactive Bladder Fact Sheet
Do you spend an excessive amount of time in the bathroom stall? Voiding disorders affect urine storage and release because both are controlled by the same muscle mechanisms. Overactive bladder (OAB) and other voiding disorders can keep you from doing the things you love because you constantly live in fear of being too far away from a restroom.
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.
HPV Fact Sheet
HP, also known as the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is passed on through direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. There are more than 40 types of HPV that can infect both males and females.
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
Top Tests To Stay Healthy
Everybody is busy. Sometimes we are even so busy that we ignore our health. Sometimes the amount of tests that we think we may need to stay healthy can seem daunting. We are here to tell you that there may not be as many as you think. In every decade, there are Top Tests to Save Your Life. Keep yourself healthy by adhering to these lifesaving tests.
Gynecologic Cancer Fact Sheet
Your first line of defense against gynecologic cancers? Get informed. Knowing the facts can help you recognize the sometimes silent symptoms so treatment can begin in the earlier stages.
Stress or Depression Fact Sheet
In some, stress can lead to serious mental health problems such as depression. Depression is more than just a rough patch. Also known as major depression, major depressive disorder, and clinical depression, it is a serious condition that impacts every facet of your world, such as your social life, relationships, career, physical, and overall self-worth and purpose.
Battle of the Blah-zzz
Sleep is an integral, and arguably the most important, part of the Big Three—eating healthfully, exercising, and getting enough sleep. Adequate sleep can also lower your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, just to name a couple. It is important to realize that being fatigued is NOT normal and can be a sign of other conditions such as sleep apnea.
Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet
Prevention and wellness begins with knowledge! To live well and avoid the risk of cervical cancer, it is important for women to have Pap smears (also known as “Paps”) done starting at age 21. A Pap checks for changes in your cervical cells and detects infection or the presence of cervical cancer. Being proactive with your health transforms the fear of the unknown to the freedom of peace of mind!
Eight Tips to Manage Your Stress
There are many activities and techniques that can help you manage your stress and keep it at a healthy level. Try some of these tips to help you de-stress wherever you are.
Well-Woman Visit Overview
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognizes the well-woman visit as a fundamental part of women’s healthcare and wellness. Scheduling an appointment annually when you are not sick gives you time with your physician dedicated to maintaining your overall health by providing services based on your age, risk factors, and individual needs.
Vaccine Fact Sheet
As children get older, it is important to remember that protection from some vaccines begins to wear off. Being aware of the vaccine schedule for preteens and teenagers can give your son or daughter the opportunity to give high school and college their best shot.
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.
Guidelines for the “Girls”
Breasts: No two are alike. From training bras to breastfeeding to menopause and beyond, breasts show up in some of our most awkward years and change throughout our lives. It’s important to get to know your “girls” at every stage of life in order to protect yourself against breast cancer.
How Can I Control Perimenopausal Mood Swings?
If you experience symptoms of menopause that make you uncomfortable, there are medications and lifestyle changes you can try. Start by keeping a diary of your symptoms, including their frequency and intensity. Then share these with your doctor so that together, you can come up with a treatment plan that works for you.
4 Steps to Overcome Fading Intimacy
In order to overcome fading intimacy in a committed relationship, you have to attract each other over and over again. To do this, you must understand how your partner’s mind and body react.
Tips to Increase Intimacy
There's an old myth that says as people get older they aren't interested in intimacy. It's time to set the record straight! Try a few of these tips to help increase the intimacy in your relationship.
Myths About the Pill (Oral Contraceptives)
3 common myths about birth control pills debunked.