Blog Articles

The Link Between Hysterectomy and Incontinence

Having a hysterectomy could increase your risk of urinary incontinence, a common condition in women. Understanding the links between the two can help you make the best choices for your health.

Oct 12th, 2020
5 Foods for Vaginal Health

You know that a healthy diet is good for your overall well-being. But did you know that certain good-for-you foods can also help keep your vagina in good shape? Here are five vagina-supporting foods.

Sep 23rd, 2020
What to Expect During Your First Pap Smear

A Pap smear checks for the presence of abnormal cells in your cervix. Finding and treating abnormal cells early can prevent cervical cancer. If you’ve never had a Pap smear, here’s what to expect.

Aug 31st, 2020
STD Testing: When Should I Get Tested?

Getting checked for sexually transmitted diseases can help protect your health and prevent potentially serious complications. Find out when you should be tested.

Jul 23rd, 2020
My Pap Test Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

Just because you receive abnormal results from your Pap test doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. But it typically does mean you need follow-up testing and evaluation. Here’s what to expect after an abnormal Pap test.

Jun 12th, 2020
Understanding the 4 Types of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common cause of pain and heavy bleeding in premenopausal women. Here’s what you need to know about the four types of uterine fibroids, along with their symptoms and treatment options.

Feb 1st, 2020
Top Reasons for Abnormal Bleeding

Heavy periods, unusually long or short periods, spotting between periods, bleeding after sexual intercourse, and other abnormal bleeding can have a range of causes. Treatment can relieve your symptoms.

Jan 1st, 2020
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

If menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, loss of libido, or vaginal dryness are interfering with your quality of life, hormone replacement therapy could help. Learn about whether it’s right for you.

Dec 1st, 2019
Why You Have Pelvic Pain

If you have pain in your pelvic region, you’re not alone. There are several conditions that cause women to have pain in their abdomen, lower back, or genitals. Here are a few reasons you may be hurting.

Sep 30th, 2019
How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

Endometriosis, a condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, can interfere with fertility. But treatment can make it possible for women with endometriosis to have successful pregnancies.

Aug 5th, 2019
What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

HPV causes the most common kind of sexually transmitted infection in the United States and affects more than 80% of women at some point in their lives. It can lead to genital warts and some kinds of cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

May 6th, 2019
5 Tips for Maintaining Bone Strength as You Age

As we get ready to observe National Osteoporosis Month in May, we’d like you to take time to think about whether you’re doing enough to keep your bones healthy. Here are five ways to maintain bone strength as you age.

Apr 5th, 2019
What You Should Know About da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Robots can now make your surgery — and recovery — easier. Learn all about the da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive procedure that incorporates laparoscopic surgery and robot-assisted technology.

Mar 14th, 2019
Why You Should Have Pelvic Pain Evaluated by a Doctor

If you’re having pelvic pain, don’t wait any longer to have it checked out. Pelvic pain can be a sign of a serious medical condition, such as endometriosis or infection. Treatment can provide you with welcome pain relief.

Feb 7th, 2019
What is Fertility-Sparing Endometriosis Surgery?

If you have endometriosis, you may struggle with infertility. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery can remove endometrial implants without harming your reproductive organs, making it more possible for you to get pregnant.

Dec 6th, 2018
10 Warning Signs of Ovarian Cysts You Should Not Ignore

Many women develop ovarian cysts at some time in their lives. Although cysts often go away on their own, you shouldn’t ignore the symptoms, which in rare cases could be a sign of ovarian cancer. Be on the lookout for these 10 warning signs.

Sep 13th, 2018
5 Options for Treating Heavy Periods

Menstrual bleeding is annoying enough, but heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, is even worse. Not only is it annoying, but it can cause fatigue or iron deficiency. Learn five treatments that can provide relief.

Aug 2nd, 2018