Cord Blood Banking: Factors To Consider Before Making A Decision
14 April 2016
Cord blood banking offers another alternative for stem cell therapy – specialized cells that can develop into other types of cells. Cord blood stem cells are used to treat all kinds of cancers, blood disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Although the collection procedure can lead to promising treatment if it's needed in the future, there are a number of questions parents may have when considering family cord blood banking or donating their baby's umbilical cord blood.
Late-Night Snacking May Be A Risk Factor For Breast Cancer
12 April 2016
When looking for a nondrug treatment to reduce your risk of breast cancer, you should know that giving up those late-night snacks may be a factor in breast cancer prevention. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology suggests that going without eating for fewer than 13 hours at night may be linked to an increased risk in breast cancer recurrence.
Your dietary habits may be something to discuss with your gynecologist when you schedule your annual gynecological and clinical breast exams.
3 Tips for Managing Infertility Stress
5 April 2016
Not being fertile is a huge deal to many people. It can cause stress on marriages and other relationships and make people feel as though they are inadequate. Here are some tips for managing the stress of infertility while you are undergoing fertility treatments in order to make the experience as palatable as possible.
1. Have a Quick Explanation Ready for the Holidays
When you were in high school, there probably were few worse things than having your relatives ask you over and over again where you wanted to go to college and what you were going to study when you didn't have an answer.
Understanding Common Vaginal Infections
31 March 2016
Vaginal infections are quite common, and most women will experience at least one in her lifetime. These types of infections can be tricky, as they can share some of the same symptoms but require different types of treatments. It is possible for the skin of the vulva to become irritated due to the use of scented feminine hygiene products or a new type of laundry detergent, and vaginal discharge can change throughout a woman's cycle.