Most of us have heard the term “pelvic floor”, but may not know what the pelvic floor actually does. Learn about the functions of your pelvic floor and what exercises you can do to strengthen your muscles.
From fertilization to a normal 40 week pregnancy, your baby goes through a journey of continuous growth and development. Our How Your Baby Grows guide helps you understand the changes taking place by breaking down every 4 weeks of your pregnancy, from the early formation of arms and legs, to the complexity of functioning organs.
In women with stress urinary incontinence, pelvic muscles and tissue have been weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, trauma, radiation, prior surgery, muscle damage or hormonal changes, causing the bladder and urethra to relax from their normal positions. A sling helps to correct the conditions that cause stress urinary incontinence with a mesh material that supports the urethra.
Endometriosis is a common condition that impacts up to one in every ten women in the United States. Learn why endometriosis can cause painful periods and how you can diagnose and treat this condition.
One of the choices you will make as a prospective parent involves whether or not to test for genetic conditions in your developing baby. There are many choices, as well as many misconceptions about genetic testing.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 1 in 3 adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. The good news is that 80% of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. Heart attack signs in women can be vastly different than in men and can be confused with less life-threatening situations.
Pain with intercourse is both normal and common after menopause. This is usually due to changes in the vulva and vagina, which occur with lower estrogen levels. While many menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, often diminish with time, this symptom often worsens unless treated.
The concept of self-care — the participation in activities that take care of our physical, mental and emotional health — has been around for a long time. Self-care isn’t all about yoga class or reading a book with a cup of tea either!
Your breasts are made up of glands, ducts and fibrous tissue, referred to collectively as fibroglandular tissue, and fatty tissue, all wrapped in skin. During a mammogram, your radiologist evaluates the images to determine the amount of dense versus fatty tissue in your breasts.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a chronic condition that can affect your life in so many different ways, a lot of times because you are worried about your bladder triggering at the wrong time. Learn about three FDA-approved advanced therapies available that can help you gain control of your bladder.