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Q&A On The Menstrual Cycle with Dr. Dunsmoor-Su

Menstrual Cycle Stages: In Conversation with Dr. Dunsmoor-Su

For women, our menstrual cycle is just another aspect of life. It’s something we’ve come to accept as a normal part of our bodies, and we may not give it much thought beyond that. But when you think about it, our menstrual cycle is actually quite remarkable and well, intense. We asked the amazing Dr. … Read more

Birth control benefits beyond the basic - learn more in our blog.

Birth Control: Benefits Beyond Contraception

There’s more to birth control than initially may meet the eye. The benefits go beyond that of just contraception and that is exactly what we want to discuss.Birth control is an effective and safe way to prevent pregnancy, but much like the women taking them, contraceptives are multifaceted. Many birth control options are now readily … Read more

The dangers of RSV in older adults.

RSV in Older Adults

https://youtu.be/sYHdMUrwF8gRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a disease that primarily affects infants and children. While more children and infants contract the virus, over 177,000 adults over the age of 65 are hospitalized with severe RSV infection in the U.S. each year. Understanding the impact of RSV in older adults has opened the doors to potential new … Read more

Bone density and estrogen

Bone Density and Estrogen

Bones are living, growing tissue that allows us the freedom to move by supporting our bodies and protecting our brain and other organs. Bone density is an essential component of overall bone health, with several contributing factors. One of those factors is estrogen. About half of women over 50 will break a bone due to … Read more

National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

May 8th through the 14th is National Women’s Health Week. It’s a week-long observance that kicks off annually on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take care of themselves by prioritizing their health. Women often spend a lot of their time helping others and don’t take time for themselves. However, by focusing on good health, … Read more

The Patch vs. IUD: Which One Is Right for You?

Thanks to modern advances and research, there are now more options than ever for contraception. No longer are they just for preventing pregnancy. They can reduce PMS symptoms, help you have easier periods, and more. Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all approach. Now, women also have the flexibility of choosing a birth control that … Read more

Let's celebrate cervical health month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Approximately 14,500 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. Thanks to awareness events and programs centering around cervical health, the impact of this form of cancer has been dramatically reduced. Cervical Health Awareness Month occurs in January. It is one program that reminds women that cervical cancer is preventable with appropriate vaccinations and screenings. … Read more

Speak Up About SUI

You’ve seen the commercials. Women sporting the latest incontinence options while exercising, lifting, and squatting with a blissful smile plastered to their faces. If only real life were that easy. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women. While it’s helpful to have various options for managing this condition, … Read more

Understand all the pieces of sexual health

All Aspects of Sexual Health Matter.

Sexual Health Awareness Month is celebrated annually during September and attempts to break down social and cultural taboos associated with sexuality. It also promotes a positive association surrounding sexual health worldwide to create an understanding that sexual health isn’t just physical. All aspects of sexual health matter. Here’s why. Sexual Health Awareness Month Sexual Health … Read more