Posts Categorized: Women’s Health

New Chlamydia Test Provides Results in Just 30 Minutes

STD infection rates in the United States have reached record highs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Monroe County is no exception. And while sexually transmitted infections of all kinds are on the rise, chlamydia is by far the most common STD in America. In a recent study, the CDC… Read more »

CDC Publishes New Statistics about HIV Transmission in America

Since the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, HIV transmission rates have fallen dramatically in the United States thanks to decades of public health education and scientific research. Today, high-risk individuals can even take daily doses of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent themselves from becoming infected with HIV. But despite the significant strides that have been… Read more »

Study Finds Mammograms Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

Since mammography screening first became widely available in the 1980s, mammograms have become invaluable tools in the fight against breast cancer. Today, the American Cancer Society recommends that all women age 45 and older receive annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Furthermore, women of all ages who notice any changes in the look or… Read more »

Don’t Ignore These Common Signs of Endometriosis

Despite the fact that it affects roughly one in ten women of reproductive age, many women spend years suffering from the symptoms of endometriosis before receiving a diagnosis. In some cases, this is because they attribute the intense cramping associated with this disorder to normal menstrual pain. In others, their doctors may fail to conduct… Read more »

Study Finds Undiagnosed STIs Can Contribute to PMS Symptoms

With sexually transmitted diseases at historically high levels in the United States, it’s more important than ever for sexually-active individuals to undergo regular screenings for the infections that cause these diseases. Infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can have a variety of negative effects on reproductive health, particularly in women. According to a recent… Read more »

Keep These Questions in Mind at Your Next Well-Woman Visit

Many women associate their annual OB-GYN visits with pelvic exams and pap smears, but these appointments are great opportunities to address a variety of other health concerns as well. Your OB-GYN can counsel you on your risk of heart disease, for example, because many early symptoms of heart disease in women are related to hormonal… Read more »

OB-GYN Visits Play an Important Role in Women’s Heart Health

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all women should undergo an annual “well-woman visit” with their OB-GYN to evaluate their reproductive health, assess disease risk factors and promote positive disease prevention practices. These visits typically cover a wide variety of topics, and they can be tailored to suit the unique health histories… Read more »