Health Topics

“Check your skin once a month for things that may be signs of cancer. Skin cancer is rarely painful. Look for changes such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t…”. Read more

“Blood pressure can increase after menopause, as can total cholesterol and LDL, or ‘bad cholesterol’. There can also be a decrease in HDL, or ‘good cholesterol’”. Read more

“If you don’t have insurance or need help with costs that aren’t covered, financial assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit…”. Read more

“Cervical cancer is a cancer that develops in a woman’s cervix. It is the second most common cancer experienced by women worldwide”. Read more

“Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being”. Read more

“Conditions that can occur because of aging include weight gain, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance or diabetes, thyroid disorders, sleep apnea (disordered breathing)…”. Read more

Pap Tests and I

Even though I am young,
or I am a virgin,
or I have had the HPV vaccine,
I may still need regular Pap tests. Read more

“Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity”. Read more

“The onset of menopause can cause your pelvic floor muscles – just like the rest of the muscles in your body – to weaken. These muscles support the pelvic organs…”. Read more

“Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues”. Read more