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

Looking for an Alternative to Hot Flash Treatment? Try Acupuncture

When it comes to treating the hot flashes of menopause, hormone therapy is considered by the medical community to be the most effective form of treatment. But some women, such as breast cancer survivors, are unable to use synthetic hormones. Other women choose not to use hormone treatment because of … Read More

4 Women’s Health Conditions Eased By Oral Contraceptives

When it comes to birth control, oral contraception (aka "the pill") is a widely used favorite among American women. But it's also a favorite of gynecologists everywhere for uses that have little to do with preventing pregnancy. Because the birth control pill replicates the hormones progestin and … Read More

6 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Depression

For many women and people in general, the holidays are truly not the most wonderful time of the year.  Some of you may wish you could sleep through the entire season.  There are a variety of reasons for holiday depression - below are some tips on helping you cope the best you possibly can. Many … Read More

Gifts Of Health This Holiday Season

If you're stuck this holiday season on what to give, don't forget gifts that don't cost money, but that can be more valuable than gold: gifts of health. Here's a gift of health for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Gift To Your Mother: Family Fitness If you live near your mother, start … Read More

10 Tips to Help Relieve Dreaded Monthly Cramps

If you’re like me, the time for your monthly friend to come visit seems to roll around a little too quickly!  For some women, your period is a breeze and for others, the cramping can be so intense that it is tough to deal with. What causes all this cramping anyway?  Our bodies produce a natural … Read More

November is National Diabetes Month

Did you know that 29 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have pre-diabetes? That's a third of all Americans! A majority of these diabetes cases are type-2 diabetes, which is a form of the disease that can be prevented or at least delayed. Even if you don't think that you're at … Read More