International Women’s Day and YOU

In case you hadn’t heard, men and women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th by taking time to support continued action of the advancement women everywhere. This year’s theme is Make It Happen. Many times, it’s easy for women of all ages to neglect their own health … Read More

Link between Financial Stress and Eating Disorders among Young Women

A recent study conducted by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom believes there may be a link between financial stress and eating disorder symptoms among young women. Four hundred undergraduate students were questioned about their financial worries and how they felt about food.  … Read More

New, Inexpensive IUD Gains FDA Approval

In the past few years, Intrauterine Devices (IUDS) have grown increasingly popular with women because of their no-maintenance, long acting and reversible nature.  One downfall of IUDs, however, is that they can be prohibitively costly – from five hundred dollars to several thousand. That sticker … Read More

Epidurals and Other Pain Med Alternatives to Ease Labor

It may be getting close to that day when your beautiful bundle of joy is expected to arrive.  That’s when the questions and buzz about pain relief begin to arise.  Will you have an epidural? What other type of pain medications are out there to help ease the discomfort of childbirth? Before the … Read More

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