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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Each year, the first Friday in September is designated as Wear Teal Day.  On this day, organizations unite in an effort to encourage you to dress in teal and educate yourself and those around you about the symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer. What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a disease in which, … Continue reading “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?”

What is infertility

Infertility FAQs Frequently Asked Questions What is infertility? In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex. Because fertility in women is known to decline steadily with age, some providers evaluate and treat women aged 35 years or older after 6 months of … Continue reading “What is infertility”

A Woman’s Story of Overcoming PCOS | 20 (plus) things you Need to Know

If you are looking for the stuff you “need to know” from the title, it’s further on down in the article.  In observance of PCOS Awareness Month, we thought we would share the true story of a young woman living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  I know her well but interviewed her for the article … Continue reading “A Woman’s Story of Overcoming PCOS | 20 (plus) things you Need to Know”

10 Facts about A [little] Fib that May Surprise You

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. People with this condition are at higher risk for serious medical complications, such as dementia, heart failure, stroke, or even death. Too many of those affected by the condition don’t realize that they have it, and many who have … Continue reading “10 Facts about A [little] Fib that May Surprise You”

Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes | Drug Facts for Teens

What are tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarette products? ©Shutterstock/CatherineL-Prod Also known as: Cigarettes: Butts, Cigs, and Smokes Smokeless tobacco: Chew, Dip, Snuff, Snus, and Spit Tobacco Hookah: Goza, Hubble-bubble, Narghile, Shisha, and Waterpipe Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of the United States. There are many chemicals found in tobacco … Continue reading “Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes | Drug Facts for Teens”

Top 10 Hidden Hazards to Baby’s Safety at Home

This year, we had the great privilege of being introduced to our first grandbaby.  She’s an incredibly beautiful bundle of energy who will soon be moving about to explore on her own.  Luckily, our home has always been “baby proofed”, but feeling this great responsibility for her wellbeing, and not having had a baby around … Continue reading “Top 10 Hidden Hazards to Baby’s Safety at Home”

Working with a mental health condition

Millions of Americans living with mental health conditions lead happy, successful lives. People with very serious mental health and substance abuse problems might have trouble with basic needs, like finding a place to live, a job, or health care. Learn more about your legal rights, finding a job, and how to stay healthy during stressful … Continue reading “Working with a mental health condition”

Yes, there are different types of depression

Depression Life is full of ups and downs, but when you feel sad, empty, or hopeless most of the time for at least 2 weeks or those feelings keep you from your regular activities, you may have depression. Depression is a serious mental health condition. Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed … Continue reading “Yes, there are different types of depression”

What is Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder Binge eating disorder is the most common type of eating disorder in the United States. People with binge eating disorder often feel out of control and eat a large amount of food at one time (called a binge). Unlike other eating disorders, people who have binge eating disorder do not throw up the … Continue reading “What is Binge eating disorder”

Stress and how it affects your health

Stress and your health Stress is a reaction to a change or a challenge. In the short term, stress can be helpful. It makes you more alert and gives you energy to get things done. But long-term stress can lead to serious health problems. Women are more likely than men to report symptoms of stress, … Continue reading “Stress and how it affects your health”