When I first started writing this post, I had the idea to call it the magical powers of the ovaries and their influence on puberty, periods and menopause. While my original intent was to focus on the wonders of the ovaries, because knowledge can save lives, I have switched gears so that the main focus of this post will be about ovarian cancer.
I was reminded of a great online resource for women and girls, about menstrual health, called Rachel’s Well. The organization, a nonprofit 501 C3, was developed around the core knowledge that “menstruation is a unique indicator of a woman’s overall emotional and physical health”. Its mission is to improve women’s health care by focusing its efforts in the area of menstrual health and ovarian insufficiency. The Rachel’s Well board includes a multi-disciplined group of physicians, clinicians and researchers who receives funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for...more
I hope I'm not the only woman who has ever said that my gynecologist cracks me up.I had a partial hysterectomy last December, and everything was fun and games for a few months, until about six weeks ago when I started having abdominal pain. This type of pain is hard to diagnose, so I didn't bother with it for a while, until it was Time To Deal With It. There was no ignoring the hunched-over, sweaty, nauseated, moaning, pathetic pain heap that I had become in the middle of one recent night....more
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more
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