Posts Categorized: Women

Making the decision to breastfeed

The decision to breast or bottle feed is not merely a lifestyle decision. It is an important decision with lifelong health benefits. Breastfeeding can go a long way towards making a healthier population. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed babies. Most people know how good breast milk is for babies. It protects them from allergies, pneumonia,…
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How your thyroid impacts your health

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association says that your thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple) “produces thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart,…
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Preventing cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12,000 women each year are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Early prevention is the key, that’s why regular Pap tests are important, as well as talking to your doctor about the HPV vaccine. To learn more about preventing cervical cancer,…
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Hope comes in all colors, especially pink!

An external badge of womanhood, breasts symbolize femininity, nurturance and love. They have been written about for centuries by poets and authors, painted and photographed, and revered in films and music for decades. And yet, they also can bring devastating news to thousands of women every year when they hear the words, “You have breast…
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Knowledge is key when it comes to ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer affects one in 70 women in the general population. Symptoms of ovarian cancer unfortunately are very vague and can include bloating, nausea, feeling full after only eating a small amount, abdominal pain, and change in bowel or bladder function. In fact, these symptoms are more likely to be other medical issues such as…
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