Many people don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans each year. What they also don’t realize is that it can largely be prevented by simple lifestyle changes. Read to learn more about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it.
LifeStage: 16-24 Years
February is American Heart Month and Go Red for Women month. Learn more about how heart disease affects women and what your personal risk factors may be.
Insomnia is an experience that is surely familiar to all humans. At one time or another, we’ve all been there: it’s 3:00 AM, you’re staring at the pale green numbers on your digital clock, sleep won’t come no matter what you do.
It’s normal for the vagina to have bacteria, and that is in part what keeps a healthy balance and pH. However, when there is an imbalance, the vagina can become inflamed. Read on to learn about what bacterial vaginosis is, what causes it, and what treatments are available.
Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), also commonly known as “Trich.” It is very common and can be cured with medication. Trichomoniasis is spread by a type of tiny parasite.
Despite the general increase in the number of STDs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the country at large, a condition closely related to STDs has actually seen a decline in the number of cases: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Varicose veins (also known as varicosities) are currently quite common around the world; some indications are that a full 25% of the world’s population is struggling with them.
It’s estimated that between 70 and 75 percent of women will have vulvovaginal candidiasis at some point in their lifetime, with 40 to 45 percent having recurring cases. Also known as a yeast infection, this is a common gynecological problem that is easily treated by an OB/GYN or even a primary care physician.
Worldwide, statistics show that cervical cancer is the fourth-leading deadliest cancer among women. However, cervical cancer is preventable. Read on to learn more about Pap smears, what to expect during the procedure, and how often you should be tested.