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What you need to know about STD’s

April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. There’s no better time to remind you that not only does having unprotected sex put you at risk of catching something funky, but it puts everyone else at risk, too. Do you know…? STDs impact young people the hardest. Half of all STDs are in people under 25 years old, although they represent only a quarter of people having sex. The only sure way to avoid STDs is […]

Menopause Hot Flashes

Menopause is like a rowdy, unpredictable house guest that you have to tolerate. As much as you want to flip the “off” switch, you’re kind of stuck with it. Hot flashes are the most common and most frequent symptom of menopause. These quick bursts of heat are caused by changing hormones and a multitude of other varying factors, causing the blood vessels to dilate and push against your skin’s surface to create a cooling effect, also known as sweating. So, would you believe that the answer to stop unwanted sweat and hot flashes is to cause yourself to heat up […]

Postpartum Depression

Depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. Depression is more than just feeling “blue” or “down in the dumps” for a few days. With depression, you experience sad, anxious, and/or empty feelings that don’t go away and interfere with day to day life and routines. These feelings can be mild or severe. The good news is most people get better with treatment. How do I know if I am depressed? Here are some signs: Feeling restless or moody Feeling hopeless and overwhelmed Crying a lot No energy or motivation Loss of appetite or overeating Sleeping a little or […]

Should You Do a Breast Self-Exam?

It’s a good idea to get to know what’s normal for your breasts. That way, you can check in with your doctor if you notice something unusual, such as a lump, skin change, or discharge. What Is a Breast Self-Exam? It’s way for you to check your breasts for changes, such as lumps or thickenings. You’ll look at and feel both breasts. If you notice anything unusual, tell your doctor. In many cases, those changes aren’t cancer, but you need to see your doctor to find out. How Do I Do a Breast Self-Exam? If you choose to do one, […]