Women's Health Issues

Remember to take care of yourself too, Mom! Scheduling regular checkups with your doctor will help ensure you have a clean bill of health.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Bone Health and OsteoporosisBones are the supporting structure of our body, giving us our height, posture, stature, and strength. Strong, healthy bones are important to athletic activity, as they form the frame and skeleton for muscles. Having a solid skeleton allows better muscle strength and more efficient movement. Bone is a constantly changing tissue that grows and remodels; this process is known as "bone turnover." Bone turnover is regulated by hormones, which maintain the delicate balance of bone breakdown and bone rebuilding. read more

Breast Cancer

Breast CancerCancer is the second leading cause of death in American women. According to the National Cancer Institute, "Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. More than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year," The exact cause of breast cancer, as well as many other types of cancers, is not yet known. However, studies do show that the risk of breast cancer increases greatly in older women and seems more uncommon in women under the age of thirty-five. read more

Coping with the Symptoms of Menopause

Coping with the Symptoms of Menopause Of all the symptoms associated with menopause, these four get the biggest complaints. They are the ones that can disrupt your life and interfere with your routine. They represent the “worst” of menopause, the symptoms that most have women running to their doctors for help. read more

Menstrual Problems: Symptoms and Treatment

Menstrual Problems: Symptoms and Treatment Now even the most conservative physicians no longer believe that PMS is “all in the head.” Problems that crop up two weeks before you start menstruating and those that occur during your period are very real. Here are the more common problems—and what you can do about them. read more

Nutrition and Menopause

Nutrition and MenopauseMenopause is the natural part of a women's lifecycle when the menstrual period stops. It is sometimes called "the change of life," and is a unique and personal experience for every woman. read more

Osteoporosis

OsteoporosisOsteoporosis afflicts more than 8 million women and 2 million men. More than 80 percent of osteoporosis sufferers are women; osteoporosis affects half of all women over the age of fifty and almost 90 percent of those over the age of seventy-five. Five to 20 percent of women die each year due to osteoporosis-related complications. Osteoporosis is a brittle-bone disease that increases the risk of bone fractures later in life. read more

Urinary Tract Infections

Learn what you should do when your daughters have frequent UTIs. read more