Endometriosis means struggle for many women

Endometriosis means struggle for many women

Nearly 5 million American women suffer from endometriosis.  As the third leading cause of all female-related hospitalizations and infertility, endometriosis can disrupt a woman’s daily life and negatively affect both her physical and mental health.  The most common symptoms associated with endometriosis include abdominal pain, painful menstrual cramps, heavy periods, bleeding or spotting between cycles and infertility.  Study estimates claim that 30%-40% of women diagnosed with endometriosis will struggle with conception and fertility issues. (more…)

Essential vitamins can be easily forgotten

Essential vitamins can be easily forgotten

Protecting your body from preventable conditions is an easy way to maintain and keep your body running its best for many years to come.  Eating right, exercising and taking steps to maintain an active body and mind are obvious—but behind the scenes are some key nutrients that are often overlooked and sometimes dismissed by many women—vitamins.  And not just a multi-vitamin, but another key player that can hold the answer to many medical conditions that most commonly affect the female population. (more…)

Mammograms improve prognosis; early detection

Mammograms improve prognosis; early detection

No one likes to consider the fact that cancer in any form could be in their future.  As the medical field continues to advance technology, so does the ability to find cancers earlier and increase survival rates dramatically.  The length of time that lapses between screening exams that watch for cancerous changes can mean the difference between a good prognosis and a long road of treatment ahead.

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Put up a fight against cervical cancer

Put up a fight against cervical cancer

Each year in the U.S. thousands of women die from cervical cancer.  Over 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and of that number, four thousand will leave behind friends, family and loved ones.  Thankfully, diagnosing and preventing cervical cancer is possible and many women go on to lead long healthy lives after a diagnosis.
The cervix is lowest portion of the uterus that connects it to the vagina.  Essential in its role for fertility, menstruation and pregnancy, the cervix is what “dilates to 10” when a woman gives birth.  The cervix is also responsible for protecting the female organs from bacteria and viruses that could damage the uterus or harm a baby during pregnancy. (more…)

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