September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month, and this widespread disease affects roughly 10 million women across the globe. It’s associated with irregular periods, infertility, and ovarian cysts that can be troublesome and painful.
The term “breast cancer” is enough to fill a woman’s head with many thoughts. Perhaps you’re instantly reminded of a friend who’s currently undergoing chemo or radiation. Or, you think back fondly to a relative who lost her (or his) battle to breast cancer.
Obesity as a whole is on the rise; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 40 percent of adult Americans are obese, as are 20 percent of children. Childhood obesity is particularly worrisome.
Just hearing the acronym “UTI,” which stands for urinary tract infection, is enough to make many women wince and cringe. In fact, it’s estimated that between 50 to 60 percent of women will experience a UTI in their lifetime, and it is the most common bacterial infection among women.
Summer is an optimal time of year for those of all ages to hit the surf, go on vacation, participate in sports, and essentially spend a lot of time outdoors. When it comes to heart and cardiovascular health, patients hear time and time again how important it is to stay physically active–whether it’s brisk walking, running, or aerobics.
It is almost impossible to ignore the thermometer during the summer in Mississippi. With temps reaching the mid to high 90s and high humidity, stepping outside your door can be a challenge on some days. While the heat can pose a lot of problems, it doesn’t have to throw off your regular exercise routine.
Most women know that there’s a time in their life when they’ll go through a hormonal shift, resulting in huge changes to their bodies. This change typically occurs in women in their early 50s, although it can sometimes occur earlier or even throughout your late 50s. The change we’re talking about? Menopause.
There are many things we think about when summer rolls around. These thoughts might range from whether our kids will go to summer camp, how late is too late for bedtime, when to schedule a fun vacation, or when to stock up on sunscreen.
When most women find out they are pregnant, there are a number of things they expect from their pregnancy journey, which for the average woman lasts about 40 weeks.
Ghost hunting teams attempt to prove the existence of invisible beings by collecting other visible clues and evidence. High blood pressure and hypertension are called silent killers, or invisible diseases that cause lasting damage.