Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (affectionately called "Pissed at Men Syndrome") or Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder are the labels given to the condition of  exaggerated mood swings, emotionality and physical symptoms that may accompany a normal hormonal fluctuation of a menstrual cycle.   Most women find that they notice some mild changes but are not seriously affected. Unfortunately, some women and teens can [...]

By |2017-04-28T12:54:14-04:00April 28th, 2017|Education|

Answers to Questions about HPV

  There are about 120 Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) strains which have been known to cause warts anywhere on the body, 40 can affect the vaginal / vulvar area.  25 types are Low Risk and often lead to Genital Warts, or a mildly abnormal Pap Smear.  15 strains are considered High Risk, because they have been found [...]

By |2017-04-21T13:08:56-04:00April 21st, 2017|Education|

New Mammogram Guidelines

New Mammogram Guidelines      In February 2016 the US government's Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Cancer Society published a statement that women do not require mammograms as early, or as frequently as originally thought.  In contrast, the OB-GYN college recommends every 1 - 2 years in your 40's and yearly after 50.  The [...]

By |2017-04-21T12:53:00-04:00April 21st, 2017|Education|

Walking Into Health

The most current guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate (walk, yard work, snow shovel,  kayak, hike) physical activity weekly.  That means 30 minutes 5 days a week.  The 30 minutes can be broken up into 5 or 10 minute intervals and still create a good benefit.  OR 75 minutes of vigorous activity (running, [...]

By |2017-04-21T12:47:50-04:00October 4th, 2016|Education|