WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER? Ovarian cancer is cancer arising from the cells in and around the ovaries and fallopian tubes. There are many different types of ovarian tumors, each classified by the types of cells and tissue from which they originate. Every woman in the world is at risk of developing ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer…

Is being pregnant driving you to drink? Well, it should — at least all the way to the water faucet. As a mom-to-be, it’s essential to be doubly sure that you’re drinking enough water. Here’s what you need to know about drinking water during pregnancy, from the benefits (preventing hemorrhoids and other pregnancy symptoms), to…

What is hair loss in women? Hair loss in women is just that—when a woman experiences unexpected heavy loss of hair. Generally, people shed from 50 to 100 single hairs per day. Hair shedding is part of a natural balance—some hairs fall out while others grow in. When the balance is interrupted—when hair falls out…

One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism and become familiar with the typical developmental milestones that your child should be reaching. What are the signs of autism? The timing and intensity of autism’s early signs vary widely. Some infants show…

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals…

In the U.S., the average age of onset for “natural” menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40. Menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as “premature” menopause. In addition to dealing with hot flashes, mood swings, and other…

Cervical cancer begins with abnormal changes in the cervical tissue. The risk of developing these abnormal changes is associated with infection with human papilloma virus (HPV). In addition, early sexual contact, multiple sexual partners, and taking oral contraceptives increase the risk of cervical cancer because they lead to greater exposure to HPV. Forms of HPV, a…

Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important. In fact, you may need 350–500 extra calories each day during the second and third trimesters (2). A diet lacking in key nutrients may negatively affect the baby’s development. Poor eating habits and excess weight gain may also increase your risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy…

What is a c-section? A c-section, or cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. In some circumstances, a c-section is scheduled in advance. In others, the surgery is needed due to an unforeseen complication. If you or your baby is in imminent danger, you’ll…

What are the benefits of this treatment? MonaLisa Touch® allows for a functional restoration of the vagina (Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation), which helps fighting and attenuating symptoms related to vaginal atrophy, a widespread problem among pre and postmenopausal women. Thanks to its action on factors that determine dryness, fragility and loss of mucosal elasticity, this treatment…