Health Education

Family Planning with a Chronic Illness

Erica Lemons knew her path to motherhood wasn’t going to be easy. But she wasn’t going to let her chronic health condition stop her from getting pregnant. “My doctor told me to talk to him before I got pregnant because of possible complications, so that was the first thing I

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Facts About COPD – HealthyWomen

Everyone has a cough or feels short of breath from time to time (thanks, stairs). But symptoms that persist and worsen are a sign of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a group of diseases that block airflow and create breathing-related problems. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, COPD can

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Survey Says: We’re Not Talking About STIs

Let’s talk about sex. Ok, now that we have your attention, we are talking about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Wait, do not go! We understand. No one wants to think about STIs, but rates have increased increased in recent years. That means that if you have sex you are at

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La conexión entre adultos jóvenes y el cáncer de colon

English Jill MacDonald, ambassador for the Fight against Colorectal Cancer [Lucha contra el cáncer colorrectal], was 37 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer) in 2015. “I’ve been dealing with this for over nine years,” MacDonald said. “I have undergone an

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Facts About Free Bleeding – HealthyWomen

Whoever said you can’t wear white after Labor Day didn’t have a period. For some of us, you can’t wear white, ever. At least not comfortably without feeling like Carrie at the prom. That time of the month usually calls for a look only Morticia Addams would love: solid black

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What Are Biosimilars? – HealthyWomen

Slide 1 Biosimilars 101 Biosimilars work as well as drugs that follow the model and are often more affordable. This quick guide will help you understand if biosimilars could be an option for you. Slide 2 What are biosimilars? Biosimilars are copies of a type of medicine called biologics. Biological

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Female Orgasm – HealthyWomen

Emily Jamea, Ph.D.., is a sex therapist, author and podcast host. You can find her here every month to share her latest thoughts on sex. The female orgasm has long been a topic of intrigue and, unfortunately, confusion. Despite being a pleasurable experience, many women or people with female genitalia

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The Connection Between Young Adults and Colon Cancer

Jill MacDonald, now an ambassador for Fight Colorectal Cancer, was 37 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer (also known as colon cancer) in 2015. “I’ve been dealing with this for over nine years,” MacDonald said. . “I’ve been through an unimaginable amount of chemotherapy treatments,

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Why Are Obesity Treatments Hard to Get?

When Oprah Winfrey Announced At the end of 2023, when I was taking weight loss medications, many questions arose: What medication are you taking? How long will it take? What role should medications play in reducing obesity? How to pay for the medication was probably not a concern for the

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What Is Sex Ed for All Month?

By Candace Pinto (she/her), 16 years old, editor May 14, 2024 In addition to the “flowers of May,” May also brings #SexEdForAllMonth! Since 2019, Sexual Education for All Month has raised awareness about the importance of quality comprehensive sexuality education. A group called the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), “composed of

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