What Is a Bone Density Scan?
Has your doctor told you that you need to get a bone density scan? You may be wondering what this test entails, why you need it, and, most importantly, if it will hurt or not! What Happens During a Bone Density Scan? First of all, no, a bone density scan doesn’t hurt! It simply uses x-rays ... read more
Hot Flash FAQs
When it comes to hot flashes, the most commonly asked question is: how do I get them to stop? But you might have some other questions as well – read on! How Do I Know if I’m Having Hot Flashes? The short answer is that you’ll know! However, each woman experiences hot flashes differently. They can ... read more
Should You Be Eating More Fish?
Do you love eating fish? Perhaps you love it but you stopped eating it because of worries about contamination, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Here are some fish facts that might make you change your mind about how much fish you should be eating. The Many Benefits of Eating Fish Fish is high in ... read more
Why Worry About Cholesterol?
If your doctor even so much as mentions checking your cholesterol level, it can inspire a bit of panic. What if your cholesterol is too high? What happens then, and how do you lower it? Read on for some information about cholesterol. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is made by the liver and can also be found ... read more
Dealing With Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is a very common part of pregnancy – about 70% of women report they have dealt with it during pregnancy. And while you should discuss all aspects of your pregnancy with your doctor (even those that seem to be so common!), there are some home remedies that are safe to try when dealing with ... read more
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
You should monitor your breasts all year round for anything unusual, and you should see your doctor if you are having any breast pain – but October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good reminder to perform self-exams once a month. Read on for some tips to help you perform a breast self-exam. Self-exam ... read more
The Many Benefits of Walking
Walking is such a simple thing you can do that has so many benefits, for both your mind and body. Read on for the many health benefits of getting into the habit of taking walks! What are the benefits of walking? People who are hard-core fitness fanatics may pooh-pooh walking as exercise, and it’s true that walking ... read more
Dealing With Menopause
Whether you’ve had symptoms of menopause for years or you have just started to notice them, you are probably tired of this stage of life already – hot flashes and other symptoms can get old fast. You do have options, however, for dealing with your menopause symptoms so that you can feel better. Read on ... read more
Why do I need a colposcopy?
Catching a medical problem early is the best possible scenario. If your doctor has spotted something unusual during your gynecological exam or you have had an abnormal pap smear, a colposcopy can do just that. What is a colposcopy? A colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your vulva, vagina, and cervix for signs of disease. ... read more
Take care of yourself!
Carrying, delivering, and then feeding a baby after it’s born – women really can do some incredible things. However, along with those amazing abilities can also come some special health problems. There are some tests that can catch these problems early, though, to keep you healthy and to help you live (and enjoy) a long, healthy life! ... read more