Women

Women's health concerns, including menopause, diabetes, staying healthy during pregnancy, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness & more.

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  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can’t always control when you urinate.

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and complications of urinary tract infections (sometimes called UTIs or bladder…

  • Uterine Fibroids

    Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus. These growths can be very tiny or…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion.

  • Vaginal Discharge

    Vaginal discharge is completely normal as your body’s way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. But changes in discharge…

  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a small, plastic device that fits into your vagina for the purpose of holding a drooping…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, or…

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are veins that are swollen and bulge above the surface of the skin. They may be twisted and…

  • Vulvar Cancer

    Cancer of the vulva most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia…

  • Vulvodynia

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of vulvodynia, a word that describes pain and discomfort in the…

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is a disease usually spread by mosquitos that can cause flu-like symptoms. Most people infected with the…

  • What to Do When Your Pregnancy Is Unexpected

    If your pregnancy is unexpected, you may be feeling scared or confused about what to do. It is important to…

  • Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding.

  • Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule…

  • Yeast Infections

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. If the vagina isn’t acidic enough, too many yeast can…

  • Zika

    Zika is a virus caused by a bite from the Aedes mosquito. It is contagious and increases the risk of…