Home pregnancy tests and fertility monitors are generally reliable and easy to use.
The mean number of births per mother drops significantly with increasing age.
Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent osteoporosis and relieve symptoms of menopause in certain women.
Hormonal changes from menarche through adulthood affect the intensity
and timing of migraine attacks in females.
The primary objective of this study was to identify women not taking the recommended amount of supplements.
Various drugs are used to induce labor and manage pain during delivery.
Management of pregnancy-related hypertension should emphasize safety of the mother and delivery of a healthy infant.
UTIs are one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use among otherwise healthy women.
As women age, they are at greater physiological risk for alcohol-related health problems.
Interstitial cystitis is more common than was previously thought; however, the
disorder is difficult to diagnose and treat.
cognizance of the fact that cardiovascular disease—once thought to
be a man’s disease—is the leading cause of death among women in the
United States has increased 24% since 1997.
For years, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence in the United States was higher in men than
in women; however, a shift in the gender paradigm has occurred within
the last three decades.
It is not known why, in some women, endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.
Removal of the uterus is the second most frequent surgery among reproductive-age women.
Hormonal and nonhormonal options are available to treat excessive menstrual bleeding.
The best way to treat loss of bone density is to prevent its occurrence.
Nearly half of all preterm births are preceded by preterm labor, but
preterm birth may also occur following membrane rupture or in the
presence of other medical conditions.
National Center for Health Statistics data show that 61% of women received epidural or spinal anesthesia during first-order birth.
Urogenital symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and/or discomfort during
intercourse, recurrent bladder infections, and stress incontinence, need
not reduce quality of life nor be suffered in silence.
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) emphasizes
the importance of asthma control during pregnancy for the health and
well-being of both the mother and the fetus.
Antimicrobial therapy recommendations for these conditions were revised in 2010.
This urinary tract infection test is an affordable procedure with simple instructions that provides accurate results in less than 2 minutes.
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world.
Two conditions that require emergent treatment in pregnant women are severe preeclampsia and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an intense form of
premenstrual syndrome distinguished by significant mood changes
and physical symptoms during the second half of the menstrual cycle.
Two FDA-approved vaccines are available that protect against the most widespread HPV genotypes.
This kit is a tool for use in
assessing the clinical course of breast cancer and response to therapy in
certain patients with the disease.
can be self-treated if properly diagnosed.
Physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking contribute to poor health in women.
Because ovarian cysts are common, it is important for pharmacists to be
knowledgeable about treatment options and the risk of malignancy.
Menopausal symptoms and some female hormonal disorders can benefit from treatment with this preparation.
At menopause, the decline in ovarian function is associated with changes in the brain's thermoregulatory centers.
Women are living an average of 79.8 years, which is 5 years longer than the life expectancy for men.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that occurs with pregnancy or is first discovered during pregnancy. GDM, which is the most common metabolic complication associated with pregnancy, imposes risks on both mother and fetus.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is destruction of the thyroid gland by the immune system.
In the public-health setting, a variety of mental-health conditions
ranging from depression to bipolar disorder are encountered, but
these illnesses are not always treated appropriately during pregnancy.
This chronic pain syndrome is seven times more common in women than in men.
Caution must be taken when recommending OTC products for pregnancy-related symptoms.
During this surgery, informally referred to as “tying the
tubes,” a woman's fallopian tubes are closed off, effectively
Breastfeeding mothers often approach pharmacists for counsel, not only
concerning issues related to medication or devices and products, but
also regarding the act of breastfeeding and its accompanying concerns
In order to clarify the current controversy surrounding the dispensing
of emergency contraception, the Washington State case and recent FDA
activity must be examined.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects both men and women.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent disorder affecting women's quality of life across the lifespan and around the world.
Alcoholism (or alcohol dependence ) is a chronic disease of the brain.
In 2003, most hysterectomies (90%) performed in the United States were done for benign conditions, which make up the majority of indications for this procedure.
The Vagisil Screening Kit is an in-home test that allows a woman to screen for the presence of vaginal infection by measuring her vaginal pH ( FIGURE 1 ).
A lthough relatively common, vaginal bleeding is considered abnormal when reported in a woman who has passed the onset of menopause.
Contraceptive choices currently available in the United States provide safe, reliable, effective, and affordable birth control for virtually any patient.
Alcoholism (or alcohol dependence ) is a chronic disease of the brain.
In 1998, the FDA issued regulations requiring the addition of folic acid to cereals, enriched breads, flour, cornmeal, rice, pasta, and other cereal-grain products.
Preconception care seeks to ensure optimal health for all women of childbearing age before a first pregnancy or between pregnancies (also known as interconception care ).
A mammogram is an x-ray that is used to detect abnormalities in breast tissue. Screening mammography is performed in healthy women to detect early signs of cancer, such as masses or calcium deposits in the breast tissue.
A team of dental researchers at New York University have uncovered evidence that pregnant women who suffer from periodontal disease are more likely than those with healthy gums to develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
A study by a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel uncovered that the very same drug that helps prevent pregnancies may play an important role in helping women conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The age-old expression that "you are what you eat" may not be necessarily so according to researchers at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and colleagues from King's College in London.
Researchers at London's Guy's Hospital said that aspirin and similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could reduce breast cancer by up to 20%.
Millions of women gave up on their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs following the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) report several years ago that linked HRT to increased risk of breast cancer, stoke, and deep venous thrombosis and showed no evidence of a reduction in heart disease.
Smokers, particularly women, now have more to worry about when it comes to the possible health hazards of smoking.
A review of published studies by researchers in Scotland uncovered supporting evidence that drinking cranberry juice might reduce, or even prevent, urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women.
Seeing Red in Cherries May Promote Health Benefits Researchers at the Ohio State University and University of Michigan suggest that the coloring in cherries and other fruits and vegetables may help slow the growth of colon cancer cells or lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
Despite the increased prevalence of obesity, there is still a population of patients who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa (anorexia), bulimia nervosa (bulimia), or a combination.
ABSTRACT: In the United States, breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most common types of cancer diagnosed in women and men, respectively.
According to a study done at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, there is good news for women who take oral contraceptives for eight or fewer years.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as onset or first recognition of carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy; 1-3 this definition does not encompass women who are known to have diabetes prior to conception.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous metabolic and reproductive disorder characterized by androgen excess and menstrual irregularities.
According to a 2007 report released by the National Institutes of Health, urinary tract infections (UTIs) cost Americans approximately $3.5 billion a year, making UTI one of the five most expensive urologic health problems in the United States.
Throughout the United States, pharmacists are playing an integral role in educating adults, as well as health care professionals, on the importance of routine adult vaccinations.
Dementia can devastate the lives of patients and their families.
The periodontium, defined as the tissues that surround and support the teeth, includes the gingivae (gums), bone, cementum (root surface), and periodontal ligament (fibers that hold the tooth in the socket).
Research has proven that breast milk is more beneficial to a newborn than formula.
Pregnancy has been identified as a condition prone to thrombosis and embolism, although there is limited published information regarding treatment options for thrombosis in pregnant women.
Depression is prevalent, and the highest incidence for onset in women is during the childbearing years.
It is considered unethical for manufacturers to design prospective human trials to ascertain potential teratogenicity or to determine dangers to a baby when medications pass into breast milk.
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vaginal tissue that can be accompanied by intense itching, pain, and discharge.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on breast-feeding recommends that women breast-feed their infants exclusively for at least the first six months of life and suggests trying to breast-feed for the first 12 months of life.
Sjögren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks the exocrine glands (i.