Women With PCOS at Higher Risk for Health Complications

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that affects a woman's hormonal balance and is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. While why the disease occurs is not very well understood, doctors do know that PCOS is an indicator that a woman has a higher risk for other health … Read More

Avoiding Pregnancy’s Round Ligament Pain

Pregnancy can be full of its share of discomforts, from heartburn to a squashed bladder to that sweet little baby kicking you in the ribs. But one of the most surprising discomforts a woman may experience during pregnancy is round ligament pain. What is Round Ligament Pain? You have two round … Read More

Early Menopause Could be Linked to Everyday Products

While menopause is a natural part of a woman’s lifecycle, most women would probably prefer to put off dealing with “the change” for as long as possible. But commonly occurring chemicals in our environment, including ones found in makeup, could be aiding in an earlier menopause for women with high … Read More

“Spread the Word” about Women and Heart Disease

Were you aware that heart disease is the number one killer among women?  This fact tends to surprise many women, which is one of the reasons why the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is helping encourage and empower women to openly and proactively discuss their … Read More

Effective Alternatives to a Hysterectomy

When you're suffering from painful periods or heavy, constant bleeding that interrupts your life, it might seem like the simplest solution is to have a hysterectomy. But getting your uterus removed is a big deal. Besides ending your fertility, a hysterectomy also initiates the bothersome symptoms of … Read More

How to Safely Gain Weight During Your Pregnancy

It’s that wonderful time of your life that many may have been dreaming about for years…becoming a mommy!  Taking care of yourself, eating properly and actually gaining weight are all a part of the process.  In a day in age where women are constantly worried about becoming fat, this is the time of … Read More

What You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

If you've recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you're not alone. The condition affects 10% of all pregnancies in the U.S. each year according to the American Diabetes Association. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs when a woman’s body is unable to handle the … Read More

7 Tips to Stay as Healthy as Possible This Winter

Unfortunately it is that wonderful time of year when flu, colds and other illnesses occur at a high rate.  According to the CDC, late December indicated a spike of the flu in the United States. Florida is among one of the most affected states.  Since the beginning of the flu season, 21 children, … Read More

HPV Vaccination NOT linked to Increased Risky Sex Behaviors in Teens

We all want our daughters to make good decisions, and to protect them the best we can from the risks of teenage life, including unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While parents want to provide their daughters with the best protection available, some parents think that … Read More

Is Exercise Important During and After Menopause?

We have all heard it throughout our life how important exercise is.  Some people have taken it seriously and others haven’t.  You may think once you hit a certain age that exercise is no longer necessary - nothing could be farther from the truth!! As we age and enter the menopause stage, it is … Read More