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Archives for Women's Health

World AIDS Day and Women

by Margot F. November 30th, 2018 | Health Observance, Women's Health
December 1st is World AIDS Day and an excellent opportunity to take a look at how this serious disease impacts women. Since the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s has subsided, it is easy to be complacent about contracting AIDS. Also, previously, only gay men contracted this horrible disease. Unfortunately, in 2013, AIDS continues to be a serious problem globally for gay men and also, heterosexual women. While media reports show how HIV/ AIDS has ravaged sub-Saharan Africa, the number of cases of HIV/ AIDS in the United States and Canada is significant, especially for women. Even for heterosexual, monogamous,
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Chemicals and Reproductive Issues

by Jessica B. November 2nd, 2018 | Women's Health
Women’s fertility declines greatly after the age of 35, but decreased fertility begins already at the age of 30 and now some scientists and doctors are afraid that exposure to chemicals may be speeding up the process. In an opinion piece published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal, by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, experts called for increased research in chemicals and environmental contaminants on pregnancy and fertility. The experts also want more consumer information about risks.

Every year there are thousands of chemicals introduced on the commercial market, and the
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Breast Cancer Awareness: A Man’s Perspective

by Joe Lawrence October 5th, 2018 | Health Observance, Women's Health
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an important reminder for all woman, but this article is aimed towards men. Bringing to light the merits of self examinations and prevention is paramount; however, another aspect of this month that amazes me are the heroes and their courage in the battle against a fierce enemy. As men we need to realize the impact we can have in aiding our loved ones in the fight.

Women like to talk about how tough they are and how men would never be able to bear a child. Princess Diana even
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Treatments Available at a Fertility Clinic

by Editorial Team June 18th, 2018 | Women's Health
Taking the plunge to visit a fertility clinic can be a difficult decision for many couples. Knowing what treatments are available to prospective parents can help.

Fertility problems affect more than 1 in 5 couples. Take a minute to let that surprising fact sink in. When facing possible fertility issues, couples can will also contend with the stress and discomfort associated with these problems, but know that you are not alone. Visiting a fertility clinic can provide piece of mind and a  direction for the future. Deciding whether or not to visit a can be a tough choice to make.
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Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

by Jane Wangersky March 9th, 2018 | Women's Health
Women are drinking more and more, says a group of Canadian researchers, to the point where they "may be catching up to their male peers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

But, of course, this is one area where we shouldn't want to make it to the same level as the boys.

It's well known that heavy drinking (more than one drink a day for a woman) has serious consequences, including health problems. What's less known is that, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Drinking over the long term is more likely
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