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Welcome to Dr. Donnica's Fast Facts Center. Dr. Donnica's Fast Facts are just that -- quick lists of facts and figures related to a variety of diseases and conditions. Browse the list below and click on any title that interests you.

5 Things Women Should Tell Their Doctor. . .But Often Don’t
Fast Facts on Anorexia
One out of ten patients with eating disorders are male, even though this is considered a
Fast Facts on Blood Clots
Blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli) kill 200,000 people each year, more than AIDS, breast cancer and highway accidents combined.
Fast Facts on Breast Cancer
Dr. Donnica's facts about breast cancer, mammograms and prevention.
Fast Facts on Cardiovascular Disease
Nearly half a million women die each year from heart attacks and stroke—nearly double the number of people who die from ALL forms of cancer combined!
Fast Facts on Cervical Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005, about 10,370 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.
Fast Facts on Chlamydia
Chlamydia is the most widespread sexually transmitted infection in the United States.
Fast Facts on Depression
In any one-year period, 9.5 percent of the U.S. population, or an estimated 19 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness.
Fast Facts on Eating Disorders
By late adolescence, up to one out of 100 girls show clinical signs of anorexia.
Fast Facts on Ectopic Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy, also called a “tubal pregnancy,” is any pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants on any tissue other than the endometrial lining of the uterus (womb).
Fast Facts on Emergency Contraception
3 million unintended pregnancies occur each year in the United States alone; approximately 1.4 million of them end in abortion.
Fast Facts on Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a non-cancerous disorder in which functioning endometrial tissue is present outside the uterine cavity.
Fast Facts on Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that makes people prone to seizures. A seizure is a change in sensation, awareness, or behavior brought about by a brief electrical disturbance in the brain.
Fast Facts on Fibroids
Fibroids are the reason given for most hysterectomies. It is estimated that fibroids are responsible for 66% of the 600,000 hysterectomies per year in the US (400,000 hysterectomies per year).
Fast Facts on Heartburn
Heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux or acid reflux (also known as
Fast Facts on HIV/AIDS
Hiv/AIDS definitions, facts and statistics.
Fast Facts on HPV
The HPV DNA test (also called “The HPV Test” or the “DNA with Pap”) uses advanced, molecular technology to determine whether any one of the HPV virus types that cause cervical cancer is present in the cervical cells.
Fast Facts on HPV and Cervical Cancer
In most cases,the body's immune system fights off or suppresses the virus before it causes cancer or any other problems.
Fast Facts on Incontinence
Urinary incontinence and Overactive Bladder definitions, facts and statistics.
Fast Facts on Interstitial Cystitis
Dr. Donnica Moore outlines the definition of interstitial cystitis, how IC is diagnosed, as well as the treatment options available.
Fast Facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a relatively common syndrome of abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
Fast Facts on Lipids
Lipid is a medical term used to describe fats in the bloodstream, more commonly referred to as cholesterol and triglycerides.
Fast Facts on Lung Cancer
More Americans die each year from lung cancer than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.
Fast Facts on Mammography
Dr. Donnica's fast facts about mammograms!
Fast Facts on Menorrhagia (Excessive Menstrual Bleeding)
Menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual bleeding, is defined as blood loss of more than 80mL during a menstrual cycle. This translates into bleeding for more than seven days or needing to use more than 10 pads or tampons per day during the menstrual cycle.
Fast Facts on Migraines
The International Headache Society Defines a migrane as
Fast Facts on Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic -- and sometimes disabling -- autoimmune disease of the central nervous system.
Fast Facts on Obesity
The heaviest adults are 80 percent more likely to have asthma than the thinnest ones.
Fast Facts on Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, or “porous bone”, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrist.
Fast Facts on Ovarian Cancer
The Cancer and Steroid Hormone Study (CASH), the largest investigation to date, found an average 40% decrease in the likelihood of ovarian cancer in women who had ever taken birth control pills.
Fast Facts on Overactive Bladder (OAB)
What is Overactive Bladder?
Fast Facts on PMDD
PMDD is characterized by severe monthly mood swings and physical symptoms that interfere with everyday life, especially a woman’s relationships with her family and friends. PMDD symptoms go far beyond what are considered normal or manageable premenstrual symptoms.
Fast Facts on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a serious medical condition that may result after exposure to an extremely traumatic event involving death or threatened death, serious injury, or another physical threat.
Fast Facts on Postpartum Depression
Dr. Donnica Moore addresses postpartum depression, those at risk of developing ppd, and treatment options.
Fast Facts on Sleep Disorders
The average American woman gets only 6.5 hours of sleep per night. Seven to 8 hours of sleep is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
Fast Facts on Smoking
Estimates are that 4 million people will die of tobacco-related illnesses worldwide this year; by the 2020’s, the death toll will increase to 10 million deaths per year.
Fast Facts on Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder—also called “social phobia”—is characterized by an intense fear of being scrutinized by other people in social or performance situations and of negative evaluation.
Fast Facts on St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is an herbal preparation most commonly used for the treatment of mild depression or simply as a mood elevator. Many people who take St. John’s Wort are not aware that it has side effects just like any other medication.
Fast Facts on Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
SUI often goes undiagnosed because many women are too embarrassed to discuss it with their doctors. Estimates show only one out of 12 women talk to their doctor.
Fast Facts on Stroke
Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the US.
Fast Facts on Vaginal Candidiasis (“Yeast”) Infections
Women tend to be more susceptible to vaginal yeast infections if their bodies are under stress from poor diet, illness, or lack of sleep.
Fast Facts on Women And Testosterone
How does testosterone affect a woman's health?

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