National Women’s Health Week

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In general, women often serve the caregiver role for their children, partner, aging parents, and other loved ones. While we are excellent at ensuring everyone else’s healthcare and basic needs are being met, we’re not so good at doing the same for ourselves. National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong annual program that kicks off Mother’s Day (May 8th) … Read More

Tips on Managing Hot Flashes

Managing Hot Flashes Can Be Challenging

Hot flashes are a symptom of menopause that can last for many years. Scientists believe they result from changes in the body’s temperature regulation center of the brain. Hot flashes can vary in severity and can happen day or night. There are a lot of tips on managing hot flashes out there on the internet. Most involve healthier lifestyle changes … Read More

How Stress Affects Your Health

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Self-preservation is hard-coded into our bodies and reveals itself in various ways. Your stress response is a series of changes triggered by the brain that prepare your body to face a real or perceived threat. While the body was made to handle these short-term boosts, chronic or long-term stress can have lasting effects on your health. Fight or Flight Stress … Read More

Cytomega-What?

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The Cytomegalovirus (sai-tow-meh-guh-low) is a virus that infects almost a third of children by the age of five, and between 50%-80% of adults have been infected by the time they’re 40 years old. Most otherwise healthy people will likely experience no symptoms and have no idea they’ve been infected. CMV has likely never been on your radar unless you are … Read More

HPV Diagnosis, Now What?

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Although 4 out of 5 people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their lives, receiving a positive test for it can still be surprising. Most cases go away on their own, but some types can cause genital warts and cancers. The good news is that knowing you have an HPV diagnosis means you can do something about it. Here’s … Read More

Advancing Medicine Takes Heart

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The month of February celebrates the heart of things. Women’s Health Care Research’s mission is to advance medicine to reduce the impact of certain health conditions on future generations of women. Advancing medicine takes study volunteers with heart, selflessness, and a desire for change. Their contributions are beating the heart of progress in women’s healthcare options.   Improving Options for … Read More

Why You Should Volunteer in a Trial

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Giving back in a meaningful way as an individual is a great way to help others and strengthen your community. Volunteering also comes with life-changing personal benefits not everyone knows about. Do you want to help others in the New Year? Keep reading to learn why you should consider volunteering in a clinical trial! Volunteers and Clinical Trials When most … Read More

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is cervical health awareness month

Cervical cancer is the third leading cancer diagnosis in women ages 20-39 and fifth in women ages 40-49. However, the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which focuses on cervical cancer, how it’s linked with HPV, and the importance of early detection. With declining cervical cancer screening rates due to COVID-19, there’s … Read More

Important Steps to Take After an Abnormal Pap Test

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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