Women

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

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  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine people can take before coming into contact with HIV that can prevent them from…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not…

  • Infertility

    Infertility means a couple isn’t able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Infertility can affect…

  • Vulvar Cancer

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

  • Vaginal Discharge

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

  • Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It can be spread through cat feces or contaminated…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s…

  • Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis…

  • Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some people have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very…

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you…

  • Hammer Toe

    When a person has hammer toe, the end of their toe bends downward and the middle joint curls up. Over…

  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they…

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Patellofemoral pain is a knee condition. It’s most common in people who participate in high-impact activities that include jumping and…

  • Cervical Dystonia

    Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes your neck muscles to contract involuntarily. This can make your head lean…

  • Osteopenia

    The condition osteopenia begins as your bones get weaker. It’s common as you age. People who have osteopenia have a…

  • Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast, usually caused by an infection. It can cause breast pain, tenderness, and flu-like…

  • Hereditary Hemochromatosis

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease in which your body has too much iron. This extra iron can damage your tissues…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

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