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Archives for Women's Health

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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Success at the Doctor’s: Tips for Women

by R. Carnavale February 9th, 2018 | Women's Health
Maybe you’ve experienced the following. You have a health ailment and go to the doctor’s only to find that you’re treated like a second class citizen, or you’re patted on the head like you’re an ignorant little girl who shouldn’t be taken seriously. Let’s face it – the medical profession tends to be overly paternalistic and patronizing to patients, especially women. The costs can be severe – pain, suffering, and even death. Don’t let yourself become a medical victim; instead, become an empowered patient, get the right diagnosis on the first visit, and receive the best possible medical care.

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HIV / AIDS Is a Manageable Disease

by Margot F. December 22nd, 2017 | Health Observance, Women's Health
There is no cure for HIV so if possible, take steps to reduce your risk of getting the disease. Practicing “safer needle use” and “safer sex” are recommended.

The term “safer sex” refers to using a latex or polyurethane condom or female condom correctly each time you engage in vaginal or anal intercourse, especially if you have multiple partners or are unsure of your partner’s HIV status. It is important to use a condom or dental dam (piece of latex used to cover the vagina or anus) when engaging in oral sex. Water based lubricants are recommended because oil-based ones
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.