Improving The Childbirth Experience: What You Should Know

Once upon a time, doctors were not always around or available in the United States to handle the care of pregnant women giving birth. However, today, the opposite is true. Obstetrics physicians are readily available today to provide prenatal and childbirth care to pregnant women and their unborn babies. As a result of the medicalization […]

Calcium Deposits And Heart Health: A Brief Guide

Calcium is a mineral naturally found in our blood in small concentrations, and one that is important for the health of bones, muscles, and the nervous system. Unfortunately, as it circulates through the body and heart, it’s not uncommon for small deposits to collect within the arteries and heart valves. If you’ve recently been recommended […]

PMDD: PMS “On Steroids”

A form of extreme moodiness has recently been distinguished from PMS, and it is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). If you have PMS symptoms that go beyond the pale, causing you relationship and career problems, you may have PMDD. Signs and Symptoms A majority of women (over 80%) have differing levels of emotional and physical […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Your Risk Of Vision Damage

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you probably know that it’s caused by your body’s immune system attacking healthy cells and creating inflammation. Unfortunately, having an auto-immune disorder increases your risk of acquiring other auto-immune diseases, like uveitis. Uveitis is an auto-immune disease that creates inflammation in the eye which can cause vision damage, pain, and […]

Is It Time For Your Daughters First Gynecological Exam? 4 Ways To Help Her Prepare For Her Visit

Going to the gynecologist for the first time can be a frightening and embarrassing experience, especially for a teenage girl. Most doctors recommend that girls have their first gynecological exam between the ages of 13-15 years of age. While it’s important that young women have a gynecological exam, it’s also important that they feel comfortable […]