Tag: women’s health

Adventures in Aging: My First Colonoscopy

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As if this year hasn’t been crappy enough, I decided to get my first colonoscopy - seven years before the recommended screening age.  Why though?  My...

Surviving Breast Cancer During a Pandemic

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You have cancer. These are three words no one wants to hear. I heard them on Thursday, March 26, 2020, right before I was supposed to...

Period Pain? It Might Be Endometriosis

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Let’s learn about endometriosis, a disorder which affects 1 in 10 women (about 200 million women worldwide) according to the U.S. Department of Health...

What Do You Do if You Don’t Like Working Out? 

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Not everyone enjoys working out. And there's a lot of reasons this could be. But moving is really important for our health...not just to...

Is it Perimenopause or Am I Going Crazy?!

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  Perimenopause is the time during which a woman’s body transitions to menopause. Women experiencing perimenopause, or “around menopause,” often show one or more related...

Physical Therapy for Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

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lilUrinary incontinence. Bladder leakage. No matter what you call it, it is associated with the not so pleasant involuntary loss of urine, generally associated...

Des Moines Area Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

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ALL the resources needed for a successful pregnancy and postpartum period in the Des Moines area.

Postpartum Pelvic Care

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Nearly 25 percent of all women suffer from at least one type of pelvic health disorder including urinary or fecal incontinence during their lifetime....

The Importance of Breast Health and Mammograms

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October may be Breast Health Awareness Month, but breast health is something that is important year-round. We talked to Dr. Rachel Preisser, a radiologist...

4 Steps to Enjoy Food and Respect Your Body

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If you were born with a uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, this post is for you. As women, we live in a weight-obsessed culture....