Some women develop high blood sugar issues when pregnant. This high sugar level condition during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 6% to 9% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes annually.
LifeStage: 16-24 Years
Did you know that one in eight babies is born prematurely? In fact, this is the primary cause of newborn death in the United States. For millions of babies who are born prematurely, some physical and mental problems can follow them throughout their life.
Knowledge is longevity when it comes to your family medical history, and it's the perfect time of the year to gather an update!
As women, our lives are full of stress. Whether you are the CEO of a big company or a mom juggling kids, stress creeps into our lives from many angles.
Your bladder is an often overlooked organ with a very important role. Keeping your bladder healthy can prevent various conditions and diseases from forming while maintaining proper function.
Some statistics show that as many as 9.2% of all women will develop gestational diabetes. Of those, a large number of them (25.8% according to one study) will progress into type 2 diabetes within 15 years. Here's the important information you need to know.
From a young age, physical health needs to become a priority for every woman. The choices made, habits created, and scheduling of regular checkups to know what is happening in your body are of utmost importance to make a lasting impact on your health as you enter adulthood. The Woman’s Clinic has some specific advice for women from 16-24 years old.
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.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) may sound familiar to you, especially if you’ve ever purchased or used tampons. On nearly every package you buy, you’ll find the warning label regarding tampon use and TSS. In fact, about half of all diagnosed TSS cases are a result of tampon use.
It’s true, calcium does help prevent osteoporosis. But there are many other ways you can protect your bones from this disease. The best form of defense begins when we are children, but if you’re past that stage in your life, there’s still hope.