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…

  • Work-life Balance

    Finding work-life balance in the midst of a busy schedule may seem impossible. However, there are ways to achieve…

  • Five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands. For optimal preventive care, women should have an annual visit that includes a physical and discussion of screenings and emotional well being.

    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.

  • newborn baby lying in bed

    Where You Can Deliver Your Baby

    You have options when deciding where to have your baby. Learn about the different places you might be able to…

  • 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…

  • woman holding stomach in pain

    Vulvodynia

    Vulvodynia is pain and discomfort in a woman’s external genital area known as the vulva.

  • Senior woman consults with nurse before chemotherapy. Vulvar cancer most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia. If diagnosed early, it is very treatable.

    Vulvar Cancer

    Vulvar cancer is not very common. If found early, vulvar cancer has a high cure rate and the treatment options…

  • Vibrio Vulnificus Infection

    Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacteria found in warm seawater and contaminated shellfish. It can cause flu-like symptoms and…

  • 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 the small amount of fluid produced by glands inside your vagina and cervix and released through the…

  • A doctor gives a child a vaccine in the arm. There are many misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to avoid common vaccine myths.

    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.

  • 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 condition that causes burning, electric or shock-like pain in the face. It is caused by a…