Women's Health Topics

All About Anemia

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted or sluggish, you may have a common blood disorder called anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells or they are lacking in an iron-rich ...

Why is Endometriosis So Tricky to Diagnose?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects 1 in 10 women, but it can be tough to diagnose because it shares symptoms with so many other conditions. What happens is the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus ...

4 Heart Attack Symptoms Women Might Be Ignoring

We all associate chest pain with heart attacks. And while that is the most common symptom of a heart attack, women often have symptoms that aren’t related to chest pain at all. Women tend to chalk their symptoms up to less ...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Health Fanatic on Your List

There’s at least one fitness or food fanatic in every family, so we asked our dietitians and personal trainers what the hottest gifts were this year. Here's their top 10, plus a few bonus ideas. Weighted blankets – ...

Five Myths - and the Reality - About Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Myth #1: Most breast cancer is genetic. In reality, only about 5-10 percent of breast cancer cases are hereditary. If you do have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer, you may have inherited what’s called a BRCA1 or ...

When You Should Actually Begin Annual Mammograms

If you’ve ever spent time researching the right age to begin annual mammography screenings, you probably left more confused than before. Even as new research is published, experts continue to disagree on screening guidelines because ...

Are Breast Self-Exams a Thing of the Past?

Monthly breast self-exams (BSE) were long hailed by medical professionals and healthcare organizations to help with early detection of breast cancer. Women dutifully added BSEs to their to-do list and it wasn’t until the early 2000s ...

Are Vitamins Worth It?

Trends in vitamins seem to fade in and out. In the 90s, vitamin E was all over the place. A few years later, B12 was all the rage. Then, Vitamin D was the hot new thing. These days, a lot of patients ask me about magnesium and probiotics. ...

The Effects of Menopause on Women in the Workplace

Menopause, which typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 55, is a perfectly natural part of a woman’s life. On a personal level, it marks the end of the childbearing years. On a professional level, there’s a chance it could ...

How to Start Exercising When You're Overweight

Exercise can be a challenge for individuals who are already overweight, but it’s worth the effort health wise. Physical activity is fundamental in warding off illnesses such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, and it gets our ...

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