Resources

22Dec 2016
The Zika virus is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. It has also been determined that the virus can be transmitted sexually from partner to [...]
14Mar 2016
Keeping a healthy weight is good for your physical and mental well-being. Good eating habits and moderate exercise are crucial to keeping a healthy weight and a fit body. Every function of the body—from building cells to moving muscles—needs energy. Energy is measured in calories. Calories also measure how much fuel is in a certain [...]
14Mar 2016
Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths in the uterus. They are the most common type of growth found in a woman’s pelvis. In some women, fibroids remain small and do not cause symptoms or problems. However, in some women, fibroids can cause problems because of their size, number, and location.   Types of Fibroids [...]
14Mar 2016
Leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence. It is a common problem in women. Some women occasionally leak small amounts of urine. At other times, leakage of urine is frequent or severe. Often, women with this condition are too embarrassed to tell their health care providers about their symptoms. However, with proper diagnosis, urinary incontinence [...]
14Mar 2016
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Although some STDs can be treated and cured, others cannot. Prevention is the key to fighting STDs. By knowing the facts, you can take steps to protect your health. Anyone who has sexual contact—vaginal, anal, or oral sex—with another person may get an [...]
14Mar 2016
Pregnancy is an exciting time of major change. From the very start, your baby-to-be alters your body and the way you live your daily life. The best way to approach pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period is to be informed. If you are planning to become pregnant, see your doctor for a preconception care [...]
14Mar 2016
Having a baby is a joyous time for most women. But many women feel sad, afraid, angry, or anxious after childbirth. Most new mothers have these feelings in a mild form called postpartum blues. Sometimes these feelings are called "baby blues." Postpartum blues almost always go away in a few days. If the baby blues [...]
14Mar 2016
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that occurs when levels of certain hormones are abnormal. Women with PCOS may have irregular or no menstrual periods, infertility, and excess hair growth. PCOS also can cause long-term health problems in women, but it can be treated.   Signs and Symptoms Women with PCOS have a history [...]
14Mar 2016
Since it came into use more than 50 years ago, the Pap test has greatly reduced the number of cases of cervical cancer in the United States. The Pap test is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Most women should have Pap tests on a regular [...]
14Mar 2016
A layer of skin, the foreskin, covers the glans (head) of the penis. Circumcision is the surgical removal of this foreskin. If it is done, it's usually done soon after birth. Whether to have your son circumcised is your decision.   Making the Decision Circumcision is an elective procedure. That means it is the parents' [...]
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