Colposcopy: A Closer View

Colposcopy is a simple procedure that lets your doctor take a better look at your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease. It’s a quick and easy way to find cell changes in your cervix that may not be seen by the eyes alone. Let’s take a closer view of the colposcopy procedure. Why is Colposcopy Done? When the … Read More

Osteoporosis Summer Activities

Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. However, older women who are past menopause are at the highest risk. Osteoporosis causes bones to weaken and become brittle to the point that a fall or even bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. If you have osteoporosis, you might think exercise will cause harm. When in fact, using your muscles protects … Read More

Inclusive Diversity in Research

Out of the small percentage of individuals who participate in clinical research studies, often they do not represent the U.S. population as a whole. Clinical research has gone through many evolutions when it comes to incorporating previously excluded demographic areas. With data mounting showing the direct correlation between diversity and better outcomes in larger populations, change is in motion. By … Read More

Bacterial Vaginosis: Symptoms to Look For

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal condition in women between the ages of 15-44. It’s the result of a bacteria imbalance in the vagina. BV shares many symptoms with other conditions, and it can be a challenge to know the difference. At the same time, if not taken seriously, patients end up delaying treatment or never seeking it. Not … Read More

Hot Flashes: The What, Why, & How to Control Them

Though the path to menopause is inevitable, what’s behind the door once you get there differs for each woman. Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, with approximately 75% of women experiencing them in the years leading up to it. Hot flash symptoms can be a minor annoyance or go all the way to significantly disrupting. It’s possible to … Read More

National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is an annual weeklong observance that starts on Mother’s Day. It serves as a reminder to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority by taking care of themselves. The theme for 2021 is “Ending the epidemic and elevating women’s health.” Happiness starts with good health, and National Women’s Health Week has all … Read More

Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Over a year after the COVID-19 virus changed our lives as we knew it, one thing is on all the minds of people worldwide: when can we get back to normal again? By normal, we mean gathering together in public places and traveling and living our lives without masks, without fear, without social restrictions. Health officials say the answer is … Read More

5 Facts to Know About Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of abnormal discharge in women. 1 in 3 women will get it during their lifetime. BV symptoms are distressing and embarrassing, though relatively simple to treat. Relationships can suffer, primarily due to the many misconceptions that commonly plague vaginal infections. Get the truth with 5 facts every woman should know about bacterial … Read More

The Importance of Pap Smears

A pap smear commonly occurs in conjunction with a woman’s annual exam and isn’t something we all look forward to. From the name to the actual procedure, they just have an all-around lousy rap. Although, the importance of pap smears is evident in the vital role in women’s health they play. What is a Pap Smear? The procedure for the … Read More

Hidden Benefits of Birth Control Pill

The birth control pill is an easy, inexpensive way for many women to prevent pregnancy. Since its inception, the pill has provided peace of mind. But what if family planning was only the beginning? The hidden benefits of the birth control pill may surprise you. Symptoms of PMS and PMDD In the days or weeks leading up to a woman’s … Read More