- HPV Vaccination prevents cervical cancer
- Young men and boys can be vaccinated, and their vaccine will help prevent cervical cancer too
- You don't know if you have HPV unless tested
- HPV vaccination prevents vaginal, vulvar, anal and probably many oral cancers
- The first HPV shot is the most protective, but you are not as well protected over time if you don't get your boosters; the newest study says 2 doses are enough!
- Protection lasts a long time, recent studies show that it will last for over 8 years in girls and boys
- HPV shots prevents genital warts
- Women do not become immune to infection just by contact, most have to be vaccinated
- Safe Sex is still recommended by ACOG, the CDC and WHO
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
hypothyroidism. In her editorial in JAMA, Dr. Ann Cappola, one of the associate editors, points out that too many patients are being prescribed thyroid when their numbers are only slightly off, and that there is no clear benefit for this type of treatment. Over treatment with too much thyroid medication, however, is not safe. Women have special considerations with thyroid management, especially if they are pregnant. And women who have been treated with too much thyroid replacement have been reported to have abnormal heart rhythms and bone fractures. The point is ultimately to work with your physician to achieve levels that correlate with optimal health. You want medicine, not math, to determine your personal thyroid management.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
For Cases of Prepremature Menoapsue Women Need To Check Their Chromosomes, Their Thyroid, and Their Adrenal Glands, Not Just Their Estrogen Levels
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cologuard analyzes stool specimens for evidence of blood or evidence of DNA pieces that are shed by precancerous polyps or actual colon cancer.Like colonoscopy the test is designed as a screening test for individuals over the age of 50. Risk factors for colon and rectal cancer include those with inflammatory bowel conditions, those with prior colon or rectal cancers, and those with family history of cancer cases that include bowel cancers. You can also protect yourself against colon cancer by eating fruit and vegetables, increasing fiber and increasing your physical activity. World Health Organization study showed that for ever 10 grams of fiber you increase per day you lower your colon cancer risk by 10%.In this WHO study only whole grain fiber was protective. For diet and nutritional advice, and how to balance competing nutritional needs, see your women's health primary care provider to discuss.
Monday, August 11, 2014
It turns out that if you think you are on your game, then you are. The research from the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study showed that 60% of women in the menopausal transition report decreased memory function over the past few years, including forgetfulness. The Decision at Menopause study was also relied upon for some of their findings. Yet their studies also revealed an effect on perception of your function as it actually correlates to your memory function. Positive attitude again comes through as an important indicator of success.Of course it's easier to have a positive attitude if your gyno confirms that is warranted, so don't skip the yearly visits, she has things to say to your about how to keep sharp and keeping positive!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1. Do not use aerosol sprays or if you use, use in open spaces, this includes not spraying kids with sun screens, it's not a good idea.
2. Change your pillow at least every 1-2 years (accumulates germs)
3. Own masks and gloves so that you can use around chemicals, or offer to ill friends who might insist on coughing non stop when visiting
4. Do not keep medications past expiration dates
, but don't worry too much about 'green' cleaning, most of it is not exactly necessary
6. Keep pets well washed and groomed
7. Check house plants as hidden sources for mold
8. Mix your own: what ever you can salad dressings, veg dips, anything you have has preservatives that are good to avoid
9. Read cooking books and think about new and varied diets, each food has it's own mix of nutrients and basically there are no end to suggestions on this topic!
10. More sex, it makes our endorphins high!
Thinks that don't work: avoiding chocolate for prevention of acne, not verified in health studies!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Uterine Fibroid Study
If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 50 years old and are experiencing abnormal bleeding due to uterine fibroids, you may be able to take part in the VENUS research study, testing an investigational medicine. Qualified participants will receive study-related medical evaluations and care at no cost. If interested, please call 217-356-3736.
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