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Endometriosis: What Do You Know About This Common Condition?

If you're living with endometriosis, you're one of around 2-10% of women who may have extreme menstrual cramps, pain during intercourse, infertility, or other symptoms that are caused by endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus. Even if you don't suffer from this chronic and potentially debilitating condition yourself, you probably know at least one person who does.

Cervical Cancer - A Preventable Disease

Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer-related death for American women, but thanks to developments in screening procedures in the last several decades, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Read on to learn more about cervical cancer and how to prevent it with routine screenings.

The Good, the Bad, and the Cholesterol

It gets a bad rap, but cholesterol isn't always the villain. Your body actually needs cholesterol to survive and perform essential functions, such as building cells and making hormones. But, as is often the case, too much of a good thing can be bad for your health. Because high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, we’re breaking down the facts on cholesterol below.

Beating the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

As winter approaches, you might be feeling a little extra tired or down. After all, who wants to wake up AND go to bed when it’s pitch black outside? (Hint: the answer is no one). But for people with seasonal affective disorder, these symptoms are a sign of real mood disorder that can interfere with daily functioning.

Anxiety Disorders: More Than Feeling Anxious

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives — it’s a completely normal part of life. But for people with anxiety disorders, it’s often more than just a passing feeling in response to a tense situation.

Not So Sweet: A Type 2 Diabetes Digest

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t properly use or produce insulin, which leads to high blood sugar. While some people can control blood sugar levels with diet and exercise, others need medicines to manage it. The good news? You have options, and we’re here to offer the support and resources you need.

Skin Deep: Preventing and Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is an increasingly common skin cancer, most typically developed through ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The best prevention includes reducing exposures to UV radiation and early detection through self-screening or visiting a dermatologist is highly encouraged.

Migraines: More Than “Just a Bad Headache”

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're a member of a club no one wants to be in. This neurological disorder is the third most prevalent disease in the world and the most common reason that people visit a neurologist. Even if you are not a migraine sufferer yourself, you likely know at least one person who suffers from this debilitating condition.