STD Facts—Trichomoniasis

What is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), also commonly known as “Trich.”  It is very common and can be cured with medication. Trichomoniasis is spread by a type of tiny parasite. This one-celled protozoan, named Trichomonas vaginalis, can travel between people during sexual contact. It affects women more often than men, but […]

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases information and statistics about a variety of men’s and women’s health issues. In a recently released CDC fact sheet, new statistics about the rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States show a troubling trend.  Since 2014, three of the most commonly […]

Varicose Veins: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention

Humanity’s struggle with varicose veins goes back a long way. The first recorded mention of the ailment is in a document known as the “Ebers Papyrus,” an ancient Egyptian text about medical knowledge and remedies; the papyrus, dated around 1500 B.C.E., identifies hundreds of medical conditions, including “serpentine windings” on the legs that scholars believe […]

Uterine Fibroids: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Surgery & Treatment

The Office on Women’s Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, estimates that between 20%-80% of women will develop uterine fibroids by the time they are 50 years old. While not all women will have symptoms associated with fibroids, those who do often report a great deal of discomfort that can […]