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STD Testing

Sexually transmitted diseases are common in the U.S., with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating 19 million new infections among young people every year. If you are a sexually active person, it is vitally important to practice safer sex each and every time you are intimate. Going for STD testing when you … Read more

Mental Health

You’re religious when it comes to exercising and you make sure that you eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables everyday. Your body is in top form and it shows. But what do you do for your mind? Check out our articles on Depression, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Mental Illnesses, Eating Disorders and Anxiety … Read more

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Treatment

Latest medical research suggests that a treatment that is proving useful for epilepsy and depression may also help people with eating disorders. What Is It? The Vagus Nerve Stimulator is a device that produces intermittent electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve. For people with eating disorders it is used to interrupt the normal communication between … Read more

Diagnosing and Treating Genital Herpes

There are a variety of ways to both diagnose and treat herpes. What type of diagnostic procedure and herpes treatment you receive depend on whether or not you have any herpes symptoms. Diagnosing Genital Herpes People who are experiencing a herpes outbreak may be able to receive a diagnosis from their doctor simply through a visual … Read more

Oligomenorrhea – Irregular Periods

Sometimes a woman’s menstrual cycle goes a bit wonky, and most of the time that isn’t anything to be alarmed about. Stress, illness, and perimenopause can all affect menses. Irregular periods, affect about 30% of women during the reproductive years. Defining Oligomenorrhea Medical dictionaries define oligomenorrhea as infrequent or very light menstruation. However, physicians generally … Read more

HIV and Microbicides

There’s a “novel delivery system” in the prevention of HIV in women according to a 2010 report published by the HIV and Aids Review from the Polish AIDS Research Society. The report, which was made publically available online at the beginning of 2011, reveals a study done by the Center for AIDS Programme of Research … Read more

Treating Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy occurs when levels of estrogen decline. The condition causes the vagina to become dry and shrunken, and the walls of the vagina become thin. Symptoms of this condition include pain during intercourse, spotting after sex, and burning or itching of the vagina. Vaginal atrophy leaves women prone to infection. Lubricants Help Using a … Read more

Heart Disease

You may be surprised to hear it, but heart disease is one of the most prevalent killers of women in North America. Typically thought of as a man’s disease, only recently have the effects of heart disease in women begun to be understood. It is responsible for half of the deaths of American women over … Read more

Understanding Stillbirths

Stillbirths occur in 1 in every 160 United States deliveries. The experience is a devastating one for the women and for their families and still, no one really understands why stillbirths happen. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) hopes to work toward reducing the number of stillbirths by gaining a greater understanding of … Read more

Stress and Stress Relief

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle can leave many of us feeling pretty stressed out sometimes. Between work, managing a home, and taking care of a family, we often have little time left over to take care of our own basic needs. Sometimes we may be so busy that we fail to notice that we are actually suffering … Read more