What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the US and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today.
STI vs. UTI and knowing the difference between their symptoms is quite a common dilemma. There are some symptoms similar to both a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), so sometimes it may be difficult to to discern which type of infection your symptoms represent. What follows may help you to […]
If you are pregnant, summertime is not your friend. You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result in many […]
40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.
American Diabetes Month takes place every November. Gestational diabetes is a high-risk pregnancy condition and affects more than 18 percent of pregnant women throughout the country. Though in most cases the condition is only temporary, it’s important to stay informed about the risk factors and life changes that need to happen if you have been […]
While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.
During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.
With the Road to Rio putting a spotlight on Zika, it’s important to get educated. While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects.