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Women

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

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  • Zika

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

  • Yeast Infections

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

  • five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands

    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…

  • Young mother holding and nursing her newborn child

    Why Should I Breastfeed?

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

  • 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…

  • close-up of a mosquito on human skin

    West Nile Virus

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

  • woman holding stomach in pain

    Vulvodynia

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

  • Senior woman consults with nurse before chemotherapy

    Vulvar Cancer

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

  • A varicose vein is visible on the side of a woman’s knee

    Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are veins that swell above the surface of the skin. They can be treated with compression stockings, surgery…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a medical term to describe inflammation of the vagina.

  • Woman holding crotch, needing to urinate

    Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a plastic device used to support uterine prolapse. It can help for a number of conditions…

  • Vaginal Discharge

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

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

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

  • A medical drawing of uterine fibroids in and around the uterus.

    Uterine Fibroids

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

  • Urinary Tract Infection

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

  • Photo of a new diaper from the top angle looking in

    Urinary Incontinence

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

  • Nurse showing female patient her abnormal pap smear test results

    Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

    Cervical cancer screening is important and has saved lives.

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition that causes an extreme burning, electric or shock-like pain in the face.

  • Toxoplasma gondii on colorful background. Protozoan, which is transmitted from cats and other animals and causes toxoplasmosis, is especially dangerous for pregnant women. 3D illustration.

    Toxoplasmosis

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

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome

    Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, sometimes life-threatening staph infection caused by bacteria that multiplies quickly and leads to organ…

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