Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Jan 25, 2021 -
Millions of people in the U.S. live with bowel incontinence. It’s increasingly common with age and impacts more women than men. If you think you may have bowel incontinence, you don’t have to suffer in silence any longer. Bowel incontinence is often treatable, so talk with your healthcare provider today.
Dec 29, 2020 -
If you’re trying to conceive—or even considering the possibility—good health is more important than ever. Preparing your body for pregnancy could make the difference between success and failure. Here’s how:
Nov 19, 2020 -
Being a new mom is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You’re adjusting to a major change in your life. Meanwhile, your hormones are in flux, and you may be seriously sleep-deprived. It’s understandable if you occasionally feel a little blue or anxious. But sometimes a more serious, long-lasting form of anxiety or depression can develop.
Oct 26, 2020 -
Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. What’s a normal cycle? And what’s something you should get checked out? Here’s how to tell the difference.
Sep 24, 2020 -
Folate, a type of B vitamin, helps the body make new red blood cells. Not getting enough folate is a serious issue, as it can lead to anemia and other health problems.
Aug 21, 2020 -
Ask women their health fears, and breast cancer often tops the list. But twice as many will eventually succumb to stroke. Each year, more women than men die of stroke. What’s more, strokes are the leading cause of preventable disability in the U.S.
Jun 25, 2020 -
When there’s a problem with the sheet of muscle that forms the base of the pelvic cavity, life-disrupting and unpleasant symptoms can result, including leaking or difficulty urinating, below-the-belt pain or discomfort, trouble controlling or moving the bowels, and frequent urinary tract infections.
May 28, 2020 -
They come like clockwork right before your period. As your bleeding starts, they worsen. But within a few days, they subside.
If this describes your cramps, you can probably blame them on prostaglandins.
Apr 20, 2020 -
Preventive health screenings are important at every stage of life. They can prevent diseases and also detect problems early, when treatments work best. Unfortunately, only a quarter of adults ages 50 to 64 and less than half of adults ages 65 and older are getting the preventive care they need.