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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an integrative approach to healthcare that involves searching for the root cause of chronic disease. It is not solely focused on a specific diagnosis, but to find out the WHY behind these bothersome symptoms. For example, high cholesterol is a common issue we see in our U.S population. High cholesterol can lead […]

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Endometriosis and Painful Sex

Endometriosis and Painful Sex

Endometriosis is a common disease that affects about 1 in 10 women.  Endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus onto other organs and areas of the pelvic cavity including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and bladder.  As you go through your menstrual cycles, this tissue responds to the rise and […]

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What Health Screenings Do Women Need?

What Health Screenings Do Women Need?

Even if you don’t feel sick, it’s important to visit your doctor annually. At those annual visits, your doctor can recommend screenings, laboratory testing and immunizations, and offer counseling on other aspects of health based on your risk factors.  Some of these tests are key in detecting serious health conditions and risks. There are some […]

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Treat Pelvic Pain…Don’t Just Live With It!

Treat Pelvic Pain…Don’t Just Live With It!

Pelvic pain is not something most women want to discuss, but it’s more common than many realize. Most women will experience at least some form of pelvic discomfort in her lifetime, and chronic pelvic pain — pain that lasts for six months or longer.  Despite its prevalence, pelvic pain is not widely understood in the […]

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Serious Facts for Heart Month

Serious Facts for Heart Month

February is Heart Month and for women, heart disease is the number one killer causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  More American women die from heart disease than from breast, ovarian, lung, uterine, and cervical cancers combined.  The more we talk about heart disease, share the facts, and discuss ways to keep the heart […]

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Breakfast Super Foods

Breakfast Super Foods

Most people learn early that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite that, about 31 million Americans skip breakfast before their morning commute. Common reasons include: They don’t have time to cook and eat breakfast in the morning They’re not hungry They’re trying to lose weight While those are important factors to […]

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Risk Factors of Breast Cancer

Risk Factors of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which serves to educate people about the symptoms and risk factors associated with breast cancer. These risk factors are not necessarily a concrete indicator of someone’s future health— some women with no risk factors may still develop breast cancer, while others with several of the risk factors may not. […]

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Self-Care for IFV: Tips to Improve Your Chances of Fertility

Self-Care for IFV: Tips to Improve Your Chances of Fertility

Infertility is categorized by the failure to conceive after one year of trying for women ages 35 and under. After age 35, infertility can occur after six months of trying to conceive. There are many reasons that a woman or her partner might experience infertility. Many of these are health-related but environmental and lifestyle factors […]

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Bladder Health for All Ages

Bladder Health for All Ages

  Just like every other part of our bodies, our bladders start to change as we age. Some people notice the change when they find they are taking more frequent trips to the restroom. A range of factors can cause bladder issues. From constipation, diabetes, and smoking to much more. Bladder issues are prevalent in […]

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Learn All About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Learn All About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is not talked about nearly enough. Did you know that 1 in 10 women have PCOS? Many people have not heard about PCOS until they or someone close to them is diagnosed with it. It is common for many women to go undiagnosed for too long, making it frustrating for […]

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