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Vagisil Screening Kit

June 10, 2008

By Melanie McGrath

While vaginal infections are common occurrences in adult women, many women assume that it’s a yeast infection and self-treat the problem with over-the-counter products. But in fact, more than fifty percent of these women are wrong. They are not always suffering from a yeast infection but from another type of vaginal infection that often requires treatment by a healthcare professional. Several types of vaginal infections can cause symptoms such as unusual discharge, itching, unpleasant odor and burning.

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Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

By3 women Amanda Noble

 

Colon cancer is a cancer that initiates in the large intestine and has the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Cancers of the colon begin with clumps of non-cancerous cells called polyps. Over time these polyps can transforms into colon cancer. 1 Colon cancer is the third most common cancer within Native Peoples, so it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of colon cancer.2

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Uterine Fibroids, Part One


October 22, 2010

By Emily Grose

Approximately 70% of women have uterine fibroids, and problems with fibroid tumors account for one in five visits to gynecologists, but what exactly are uterine fibroids and who gets them [1]? In this article, an explanation of the tumors, their symptoms, and women at risk will be discussed. The next article will discuss treatment options for uterine fibroids.

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Uterine Fibroids, Part Two

By Emily Grose, November 19, 2010
In the last article, we explained what uterine fibroids are, and in this article we will discuss treatment options for women who have uterine fibroids. Most women with fibroids will never require treatment, but those showing symptoms or who have large fibroids have several treatment options. Treatment depends on the size and location of the fibroids, symptoms showing, whether or not the woman wants to become pregnant in the future, and the how close to menopause the woman is. Here are some of the options:

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

By Laura Frutiger, October 29, 2009
This October marks the 25th annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer remains one of the foremost women’s health issues; women are diagnosed with this type of cancer with a frequency second only to skin cancer. Every year 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with the disease and more than 40,000 die [1]. As the cold weather sets in and we all prepare for the coming winter, it is important to remember to take time to inform yourself about this health issue. It may save your life or the life of a loved one.

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