New guidelines were just released in December 2012 from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – and supported by The American Cancer Society. They state that most women only need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, every 3 to 5 years, rather than annually.
We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a Pap smear regularly. Do you really know why you're getting it and what your cervix is?
Folic acid is especially important for women who are able to get pregnant. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects.
More than one out of two women in the United States will develop fibroids before menopause. That adds up to nearly 64 million women and an estimated annual cost of $5.9 to $34.4 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity.
The pregnancy test and the methods to find out if you're pregnant or not, have gone through a massive transformation.
Less than a month after undergoing a lumpectomy for breast cancer, E! TV host, Giuliana Rancic will undergo a double mastectomy.
I know my body pretty well. I know the symptoms before my period starts. My breasts usually become tender and sometimes swell a bit a few days before I begin. There have been times before when I thought I might be pregnant and it ended up just being premenstrual symptoms.
So my husband and I had our first visit with our midwife today regarding trying to get pregnant a little more aggressively. This step has done wonders for my hope and spirit. My husband and I are excited and a little nervous. My hubby has to do the whole semen analysis first thing in the am and then we are starting on both Clomid and Metformin.
Anyone who has used the healthcare system has probably had to sort through billing issues with their physician or dental office, clinic, or hospital. Here are the most common errors made in the exchange of medical information between the patient, medical office, and insurance company.
I have never had a sonogram before, so of course whenever the doctor said, "Remove everything below the waist," it only made sense to ask if she meant shoes as well. When she said it was my choice, as she was leaving the room, I hurriedly removed all garmets, placing my cold callused, unpainted toenails in the stirups. My first prenatal appointment, and I'd asked a dumb question in the first minute of being in the presence of a woman who could potentially deliever my baby someday. The journey begins....