Often times, uterine polyps and uterine fibroids are categorized as the same condition. However, these two reproductive health issues are very different in their nature and how they’re treated.
In order to understand the differences, we must first understand each condition.
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Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?
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In the spring and summer, Lyme disease is a worry for nearly everyone who spends time outside. 2017 is shaping up to be even more risky for the disease than usual.
There has been a huge amount of growth in the mice population across the northern areas of the United Sates. This has led ecologists to believe that Lyme disease will be especially bad this year. But, what do mice have to do with Lyme disease – shouldn’t we be worried about ticks? Mice are extremely efficient carriers of the disease and infect approximately 95% of the ticks that feed on them. A single mouse could have up to 50 or 60 ticks on them at once.
Scientists say the math is simple: more mice + more infected ticks = increased instances of lyme disease.
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Uterine fibroids are a much more common issue than you might think. According to the National Institutes of Health, one study found that between 80 and 90 percent of African American women and 70 percent of Caucasian women will develop fibroids before the age of 50. Since uterine fibroids can cause severe symptoms and can even lead to trouble getting pregnant, it is important to know the warning signs of fibroid development. Continue reading “How Do I Know if I Have Uterine Fibroids?”
Coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up, but can it actually be beneficial to your health?
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40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.
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Traveling can be a little stressful, and the stress is only intensified if you’re traveling while pregnant. While traveling during the holidays, it’s important to keep your comfort and health in mind. Here are a few tips for traveling during pregnancy:
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As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended.
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While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.
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During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.
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