Important Steps to Take After an Abnormal Pap Test

Received an abnormal pap?

While essential, annual pap smears are never up there on anyone’s “favorite” list. Pap smears can detect abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. When you receive an abnormal result, it can be scary and carry a lot of uncertainty. Here are some steps your doctor may recommend after an abnormal pap test. Abnormal Results Doesn’t Mean You Have … Read More

HPV Myths

Fact or Fiction? Learn the truth behind HPV

The human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 79 million Americans. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is complex and is confusing for most despite advances in what we know about the virus, available treatments, and vaccines. Misinformation and myths are dangerous for any illness and often prevent individuals from seeking treatment. HPV myths continue to plague this … Read More

Night Sweats: The Dark Side of Hot Flashes

Don't let hot flashes darken your mood

Hot flashes are the most common symptom women experience in the time leading up to and during menopause. They can occur at any time and range in frequency and severity. Night sweats are hot flashes that occur at night. Night sweats are a game-changer that can cause severe consequences if they are chronic. Keep reading to learn more about this … Read More

3 Reasons to Consider Joining a Birth Control Study

Contraception has evolved from taboo beginnings to the ever-expanding options we have today. Even with long-acting, short-acting pills, and rings, there is no single “best” method that’s right for every woman. Choosing the birth control that’s right for you and your partner depends on many things and can change over time. Birth control research studies provide participants with many short-term … Read More

Don’t Let Osteoporosis Pain Rattle You

October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. This day serves as a reminder to educate yourself and others.  It’s also about the value of taking care of your body by protecting your bones and muscles from disabling and life-threatening fractures. Certain types of exercise strengthen muscles and bones, while other types improve your balance. Together, they can help reduce pain and … Read More

Clinical Trial Heroes

You’ve heard the saying, “not every hero wears a cape.” It’s true, there are heroes all around us, in plain clothes, but with an extraordinary superpower. While not everyone can participate in research, clinical trial heroes stand for those who can’t. Why Clinical Trials are Important Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the realization of the importance of research is more … Read More

National Yoga Month and Osteoporosis

September celebrates National Yoga Month and all the health benefits it provides. Exercise is an essential component of the treatment plan for people with osteoporosis. When you put the two together, National Yoga Month and osteoporosis go hand in hand when managing this condition. Benefits of Yoga with Osteoporosis Yoga can be beneficial for people with osteoporosis. Gentle, weight-bearing poses … Read More

Osteoporosis Diet

Osteoporosis reduces the strength and size of your bones. Even a cough can cause a painful fracture or break with this condition. The good news is that whether you’re diagnosed or at risk, it’s never too late to improve your bone health. Regular exercise is essential with osteoporosis. Indeed, the proper diet is also crucial in building and maintaining bone … Read More

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated this month on August 26th. It is the day we commemorate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote in the U.S. Since its inception in 1973, women’s equality has spread so much further than voting. The right to healthcare designed explicitly for women, and the right to safe, effective treatment … Read More

National Senior Citizens Day and Osteoporosis

Approximately 14.1 million Americans aged 50 or older have osteoporosis, which causes the bones to become weak and brittle. On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day celebrates the contributions of seniors 60 or older and reinforces their historical roles in our communities. It also highlights issues predominately affecting them, such as osteoporosis. Now more than ever, seniors are staying active longer thanks … Read More