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Feminine Dryness: Why It Happens and How to Deal With It

Feminine dryness is something that most of us have experienced at one time or another. Whether it’s a one-off inconvenience or a regular occurrence, there are many reasons why your body may not produce enough moisture when you need it to. Typically, the vagina maintains an optimal level of lubrication with its own natural fluids.…

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5 Must Know Facts About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissue of the breast. These cancer cells – which are basically damaged or mutated cells that grow uncontrollably – can either remain in the breast (benign cancer) and not spread, or they can invade surrounding tissue and spread to other organs (malignant…

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4 Myths About Diabetes – Busted!

There are a number of common myths about diabetes out there, including some related to women’s health. As we’re here to help women understand more about their bodies, we decided to bust some of those myths once and for all. Myth #1: Diabetes is not a serious disease Diabetes is serious business. Diabetes causes more…

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What is Cervical Cancer and Why Should I Get Screened?

The American Cancer Society estimates that every year 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the US and every year 4,000 women die from complications related to cervical cancer. Major awareness campaigns have been created to help women understand this disease but even now thousands of women are unaware of the causes of cervical…

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7 Big Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

While the annual visit to the gynecologist is a necessary part of caring for your health, it generally isn’t something we women eagerly await each year. It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, so it’s often difficult to speak up – or even remember your questions – during the exam. However, your doctor can be one…

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Endometriosis: Not Just Cramps

Endometriosis is a condition in women where cells of the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus and is shed during menstruation every month, are found outside of the uterus. In most cases the cells are found on organs in the abdomen like the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, or bladder; but in rare…

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5 Stress Relief Tips for a Happier Day

The kids can’t find their homework, your husband hasn’t done the dishes, you have a big deadline at work, and the traffic on the way to the office already looks terrible. For many women stress relief isn’t at the top of the to-do list each day, however stress affects nearly every system in the body…

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Know Thyself: The Vagina and the Vulva

When most people talk about women’s health they tend to use “vagina” as an all-encompassing term for everything “down there”, but in reality the vagina is a very specific (and absolutely amazing) part of internal female anatomy. Many confuse that with the vulva, which is an absolutely amazing part of external female anatomy. This confusion…

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