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The Modern Woman’s Guide to Heart Health

Article written by Shabita Teja, Pharmacist Question:  Dear Wellness Pharmacist,  I read countless headlines about heart disease affecting more women than men. As a busy woman on the go what can I do to improve my heart health? Answer: We hear the same health messages all the time – eat better, move more, worry less. [...]

PAP Testing

PAP testing is a screening test for cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women between ages 20-44 with a 25% mortality rate.  The cervix is found deep in the vagina as the opening of the womb and can only be viewed with a special device by your physician.  The test [...]

Menopause

Menopause is defined as the cessation of periods x 1 year.  It is a retrospective diagnosis and cannot be predicted via blood tests.  The best predictor of menopause is based on family history.  Average age of menopause is 51, although it can occur any time after age 40-60. Menopause can be asymptomatic or may be [...]

What’s New in Contraception

There are a lot of new options for women these days, things you may not be aware about yet. Please be advised that withdrawal is not considered a reliable form of birth control. Although your partner may not ejaculate during intercourse, the preejaculate does contain sperm and it only takes one sperm to make a [...]

Post Natal Recovery

Postpartum recovery acupuncture treatments can help alleviate some of these challenges that women face after giving birth:  Breastfeeding problem  Milk production  Mastitis Persistent uterine bleeding Afterpains (Abdominal Cramps) Night sweats Perineal discomfort Pain of incisions from C-section Postnatal depression (Baby Blues) Insomnia Hemorrhoids Medical studies focusing on the effects of acupuncture on conditions such as postpartum depression [...]