• Women's Health

    Five things every woman should know about cervical health


    Having a yearly gynecological exam is a crucial element of preventive healthcare for women and is key to the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.

  • Women's Health

    How often should a woman see her OB/GYN?


    As a woman, you may have a lot of questions for—and about—your obstetrician gynecologist (OB/GYN). For starters, how often should you see your OB/GYN? What kinds of tests should you have done when you do? What does your OB/GYN determine during those tests? We're here to answer all of those questions and more.

  • Women's Health

    Breast cancer: what you can and cannot control


    While lifestyle choices can either lower or raise a woman's risk for breast cancer, certain risk factors—such as genetics—that cannot be controlled can increase a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. While great strides have been made in understanding breast cancer risk factors and how a woman's lifestyle can impact her risk, even women with multiple risk factors may never develop the disease. Furthermore, a woman’s risk for breast cancer can change over time, so it is always good to be aware of what can and cannot be controlled when it comes to your risk for breast cancer.

  • Women's Health

    Health tips for women at every age


    Did you know that the leading causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease? Those are the facts according to statistics compiled by the CDC, but there are steps you can take to guard your health against these diseases and conditions. In fact, many threats to your health are actually preventable.

  • Women's Health

    How often do women need to get mammograms?


    Breast cancer will take the lives of roughly 40,000 women in 2015, and while the National Cancer Institute states that women with the highest risk of being diagnosed are between the ages of 55 and 64, 11 percent of women diagnosed each year are under the age of 44. Statistically, this shows that early detection is your best bet when battling breast cancer.

  • Women's Health

    Why moms should make their health a priority


    It's a phrase we're all familiar with: "Put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help others." In the case that an airplane cabin loses air pressure, flight attendants urge passengers to put their own oxygen masks before helping those around them. That way, they’ll be in a better position to help those who need it.

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