Women's Health | Health Eagle - Part 3

Archives for Women's Health

HIV / AIDS Is a Manageable Disease

by Margot F. December 22nd, 2017 | Health Observance, Women's Health
There is no cure for HIV so if possible, take steps to reduce your risk of getting the disease. Practicing “safer needle use” and “safer sex” are recommended.

The term “safer sex” refers to using a latex or polyurethane condom or female condom correctly each time you engage in vaginal or anal intercourse, especially if you have multiple partners or are unsure of your partner’s HIV status. It is important to use a condom or dental dam (piece of latex used to cover the vagina or anus) when engaging in oral sex. Water based lubricants are recommended because oil-based ones
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Experiencing the Joy of Life: 3 Fertility Operations that Could Lead to Pregnancy

by Editorial Team November 10th, 2017 | Women's Health
Infertility, which is defined as an inability to get pregnant for one year after trying (or six months after trying if a women is 35 years or older), is not as uncommon as many people believe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S. approximately 12 percent of women aged 15-44 experience difficulty getting pregnant. What’s more, inability to conceive is by no means just a biological issue. For many women and couples, it is emotionally scarring — and in some cases, devastating.

The good news is that there are three well-established fertility operations that
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Preening Your Postpartum Health

by Editorial Team October 19th, 2017 | Women's Health
In the chaos of the time immediately after childbirth, your personal health can take a backseat. However, a study by the Annals of Family Medicine found that the women suffer post-childbirth symptoms for five weeks.

Science therefore shows that women, and especially working women, could perhaps do a little more to preserve their health after childbirth. We already know that certain chemicals harm reproductive health for mothers and those trying for a baby. So, what can you do to feel and look better post birth?

Physical Wellbeing

Having a baby is a huge ask of your body’s resources. If you’ve changed your body shape
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Why Nuchal Translucency Testing May Be Right for You

by Editorial Team October 22nd, 2015 | Women's Health
If you’re going through your first pregnancy, or are unfamiliar to the new types of prenatal care options available since your last pregnancy, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with some of the prenatal tests available.  Prenatal tests allow expecting mothers to learn more about the health of their growing baby, and to better plan for their future.  This article provides information on nuchal translucency testing - a first trimester prenatal screening tool that’s used to help your healthcare provider identify signs of genetic disorders in your unborn baby.

Nuchal translucency testing does not diagnose or confirm a genetic
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Prenatal Care

by Jessica B. July 30th, 2015 | Women's Health
Studies show that having quality prenatal care increases the chances that a woman will have a healthy baby and a birth with fewer interventions. Yet, more and more Americans are opting out of prenatal care. There are many reasons for this dangerous shift, so it is important to increase awareness of the need for quality care and the availability of inexpensive options.

Having access to good prenatal care is not just about infant health, it is also about keeping women healthy during pregnancy and after.

1) Health insurance – While being fully covered for pregnancy is the best option, many women
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