5 Clues That Hormones are Affecting Your Body

“My hormones are making me crazy!”  Have you ever said that statement?  A female’s body produces dozens of hormones that control many aspects of her life.  Not only are they prevalent during monthly menstrual cycles, but they also play a large role in how a female thinks, feels, sleeps and can even … Read More

The Trouble With Douching

The practice of douching is a fairly common vaginal cleansing method among women today. Vaginal douches are used by up to 40% of women ages 15-44. According to rumor, douching freshens the vagina, demolishes odors, prevents pregnancy, guards against STIs, and generally leaves you with that “clean … Read More

Avoiding Yeast Infections This Summer

It itches. It burns. It’s uncomfortable. It’s just no fun at all when you’re trying to enjoy your summer activities with your family but you have a yeast infection that’s driving you nuts. Vaginal yeast infections occur when there is an overgrowth of the yeast candida, which naturally lives in … Read More

New Study Regarding Menopausal Women and Low Heart Attack Risk

According to a recent study published in the American Journal Heart Association, menopausal women have a lower heart attack risk than men.  However, these findings were show to be not as prominent in African American women. It has often be assumed in the medical community that women going through … Read More

Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

The precious baby you bring into this world creates many changes in your life.  Many of the changes that come with being a mother are wonderful; however, stretch marks are not the most positive post-baby body transformation women must deal with! Are stretch marks something all pregnant women … Read More

Make the Right Nutrition Choices During Pregnancy

What an amazing feeling to know that a little person is growing inside of you!  A mother’s responsibility to take care of herself during pregnancy is not something to take lightly.  Your choices affect your little one in so many ways.  Choosing proper nutrition for you and your baby should be high … Read More

Women May Soon Have Access to Libido Boosting Drug

Although Viagra has for years now made headlines as being the cure to suppressed male sexual performance, there hasn't been anything quite like it available for women. That may soon change though as the FDA Advisory committee voted 16-1 to recommend the drug flibanserin to the FDA. Although the … Read More

Cardiovascular Disease: Symptoms and Risk Factors for Women

The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) is often used interchangeably with the term heart disease. It refers to any disease that affects your heart or blood vessels.  There are many different forms of CVD and some can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet and … Read More

Does Eating Baby’s Placenta Really Have Benefits?

You may have heard of a strange but growing trend – consuming your baby's placenta after birth. Touted by some celebrities, midwives and doulas, eating placenta – either raw, cooked or dried and encapsulated – has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Women rave about rapid recovery … Read More

What to Expect From a Hysterectomy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure among women. If you’ve heard of the term “hysterectomy” from medical articles, doctors or even your friends, it can sound intimidating. You might not know what the surgery … Read More