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3-D Virtual Colonoscopy Is More Sensitive Than Conventional Procedure
Read an article discussing the results of a trial to evaluate a less invasive procedure to detect colon cancer.
Abnormal Pap Smears
One in 10 Pap smears will have some abnormality, so don't panic if you get a call from your doctor's office asking you to return. Don't panic, but do go!
Adult Vaccines
Read an article discussing immunizations and boosters for adults to prevent both common and not-so-common illnesses.
Aerobic Shopping
Read an article that discusses fitting exercise into an already busy holiday season.
Age-Related Visual Deterioration
Learn the risks of age-related macular degeneration and steps you can take early on to prevent a decline in your vision.
Alternative Medicine
Read an article discussing herbal medicines often called alternative medicine.
Alzheimer’s Disease On The Rise
Read an article discussing the increasing spread of an aging illness which causes dementia as well as a decline in physical abilities.
Annual CT Detects Early-Stage Lung Cancers, Saves Lives
Read an article that discusses the results of a study on annual CT screenings and it's effectiveness to detect lung cancer in early stages.
Anorexia May Cause Emphysema, Study Suggests
Learn about a study that suggests lung disease can be linked to malnutrition caused by voluntary starvation.
Anxiety Disorders In Women
Read an article discussing a mental illness more common in women than depression.
Are Daily Multivitamins Really Helpful?
Read an article discussing the important role vitamins take in preventing infectious illnesses and birth defects.
Back Pain
Gain an understanding of the importance of consulting with your physician for common back problems.
Barriers To Mammography
Read an article discussing common reasons women don't follow up with repeat mammograms.
Bladder Infections
Read an article discussing the causes and severity of urinary tract infections.
Book Excerpt from Women's Health for Life: Practical Guidelines for Women in Their 20s
Book Excerpt: How much folic acid do you need each day? Do you really need a tetanus booster? Dr. Donnica’s new book, Women’s Health for Life, includes practical recommendations for steps every woman in her 20s. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two here.
Book Excerpt from Women's Health for Life: Recommendations for Women in Their 30s
Book Excerpt: Discover the 18 screening tests recommended for women in their 30s from Dr. Donnica’s new book, Women’s Health for Life.
Book Excerpt from Women's Health for Life: Top 10 Good Habits for Life
Book Excerpt: What can a woman in her 20s do today to increase her chances of living a long and healthy life? Discover the Top 10 Good Habits for Life from Chapter Two of Women’s Health for Life.
Book Excerpt from Women's Health for Life: Understanding the Changes
Book Excerpt: Women’s bodies progress through many changes throughout life, with each decade providing its own transitions and challenges… Read an excerpt from Women’s Health for Life.
Book Excerpt from Women's Health for Life: Your 30's--Fertility and Sexual Health
Book Excerpt: What happens to woman near the magic milestone age of 35? Read an excerpt from Chapter Two of Women’s Health for Life
Breakthrough Bleeding
Read an article discussing breakthrough bleeding one of the common side effects of birth control pill usage..
Calcium 101
Learn the importance of adequate calcium intake to lower the symptoms of several medical conditions.
Can Drinking Water Speed Weight Loss?
Read an article discussing the importance of drinking water when dieting.
Causes and Treatment of Depression
Read an article that discusses the genetic and environmental factors involved in the onset of clinical depression.
Cervical Cancer
Read an article discussing cancer of the cervix, including risk factors.
Cervical Cancer And Abnormal Pap Smears
Read an article discussing the 4 stages of cervical disease that is reported on a pap smear.
Cholesterol and Women
Elevated cholesterol is a major, independent risk factor for heart disease, the number one killer of men and women.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Gain an understanding of the importance of early diagnosis of COPD.
Clinical Depression
Read an article explaining a commonly un-diagnosed medical condition where symptoms of depression last for more than two weeks.
Clinical Trials For Women
Read an article discussing the use of biomedical research to zone in on medical breakthroughs for women's health.
Colon Cancer and CRP Connection
Read an article discussing a protein which is measurable in the blood and is linked to numerous acute causes of inflammation.
Colon Cancer Screening
Read an article that discusses two colon cancer screening tests which could save your life sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
Common Abnormalities of Menstrual Flow
Dr. Donnica discusses symptoms and treatments related to menses.
Common Symptoms Of Pregnancy That Aren’t Commonly Discussed
Read an article that explains those symptoms of pregnancy that are not often discussed.
Debunking Myths About the Pap Smear
Read an article that discusses the myths of why a pap smear should or should not be performed.
Debunking Myths About Female Sexuality and Reproductive Health
Dr.Donnica debunks myths about female sexuality and reproductive health.
Debunking Myths About Fibroids
Read an article that explains misinformation about fibroid tumors.
Debunking Myths About Incontinence
Read an article that explains the common occurrance of bladder incontinence in women over age 35.
Debunking Myths About Osteoporosis
Read an article that discussed a disease that can cause bone loss at a much earlier age than we expect.
Debunking Pap Smear Myths
Dr.donnica debunks myths about pap smears.
Debunking The Myths About Birth Control Pills
Read an article that discusses several myths about birth control pills.
Debunking The Myths About Breast Cancer: Common Myths, Misconceptions, And Misinformation About Breast Self Exam
Read an article discussing breast self-exams, mammograms, fibrocystic breasts, and antiperspirants.
Debunking the Myths About Headache
Whether it's a tension headache, a migraine headache, or a cluster headache, learn the true facts about this pain that is wrongly associated with people who are neurotic, weak, or mentally ill.
Debunking the Myths and Misinformation About Secondary Infertility
Learn the truth about a couple's infertility after already having conceived a child.
Debunking the Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation About Arthritis
Read an article discussing the most common myths about arthritis. The article also addresses some of the different types of arthritis.
Debunking the Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation About First Trimester Pregnancy
Learn the truth behind many old wives tales, or accurate information carried to the extreme, of pregnancy.
Depression: An Overview
Learn about a disorder of the brain characterized by symptoms such as sadness, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite or weight, insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, feelings of guilt, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Dieting?  Don’t Forget To Drink!
Learn how something as simple as water can aid in weight loss or weight management.
Do You Take Better Care Of Your Car Than Your Body?
Do you know how often you should have your blood pressure checked, your cholesterol measured, or your Pap smear done? Are you one of many adult Americans who take better care of their cars than their bodies?
Does Bedding Affect Allergies And Asthma?
Read an article discussing the effectiveness of mattress and pillow covers decreasing asthma or allergy symptoms.
Does the Atkins Diet (controlled carbohydrate diet) Really Work?
Read an article explaining the findings of a clinical trial looking at low carbohydrate diets.
Doppler Ultrasound Predicts Risk Of Miscarriage
Discover how the use of endovaginal ultrasound imaging in the first trimester can evaluate embryonic heart function and thus predict whether the pregnancy will spontaneously abort.
Dr. Donnica’s Healthy New Year's Resolutions
Dr.Donnica suggest some healthy New Year's resolutions.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Ten Tips for Healthy Skin
Read advice on changing your lifestyle for the benefit of your skin.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Ten Tips For PMS Management
Review a list of questions to ask your physician regarding premenstrual syndrome and how to control its symptoms.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Ten Tips for Staying Healthy
Read an aritcle that discusses simple steps a woman can take to stay healthy.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Ten Tips to Staying Healthy
Now that you’re starting to think about writing New Years’ resolutions, think about how little time per day it actually takes to do the top 10 things all women should do to stay healthy.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Diet Success
Dr.Donnica discusses tips for diet success.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Healthful Holiday Weight Management
While most of us aren’t concerned about how much we eat today, many of us need to be concerned about weight management as we enter into this holiday season.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Healthy Travel, Part Four
Dr.Donnica discusses tips for healthy travel.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Healthy Travel, Part One
Dr.Donnica discusses tips for healthy travel.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Healthy Travel, Part Three
Dr.Donnica discusses tips for healthy travel.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Healthy Travel, Part Two
Dr.Donnica discusses tips for healthy travel.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips for Success On The Atkins Diet (controlled carbohydrate diet)
Review a list of diet tips to take into consideration when following a low carbohydrate diet.
Dr. Donnica’s Top Tips on Healthy Legs
Every woman wants glamorous looking legs and nearly every women’s magazine offers tips to get them. Women need to focus more, however, on having healthy legs. Of course, the good news is that healthy legs will also be stronger and better looking than their unhealthy counterparts.
Drug Interactions--What You Should Know
Gain an understanding as to why it is important to read labels and speak with doctors and pharmacists about all the medications you are taking.
Enhancing Your Fertility
Read tips to help couples trying to conceive.
Estrogen Plus Progestin And The Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease
Read an article discussing the findings of two recent studies of hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms and its relationship with cardiovascular disease.
Fibroid Symptoms and Complications
Read an article explaining symptoms that may signify fibroids.
Fibroids And The Pill
Learn what drug options are available for treatment and pain management of benign tumors of the uterus.
Fish Odor Syndrome
Read an article that discusses a rare condition of body odor that may be genetic.
Five Questions to Ask Before Taking Any New Medicine
You often hear that you should ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about medicines, whether they are prescription, over-the-counter, or alternative medicine products. Great advice--but what questions should you ask?
Five Year Survival Rates From Cancer
Read an article that explains the terminology used to discuss a cancer patient's prognosis.
Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects
January is birth defects prevention awareness month: are you aware that the most important steps a woman can take to preventing birth defects are actually before she gets pregnant?
Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Riskiest For Those Who Need It Most
Explore the risks of weight loss surgery for the morbidly obese.
Genital Herpes
Read an article that discusses HSV, how it's transmitted, and treatment options available.
Give the Gift of Life this Christmas
Merry Christmas! As you open your gifts this year, think about how you can contribute to the gift of life. Yes, moms and dads give the gift of life each time a new baby is born, but there are many other ways to contribute to this gift pool.
Give your Medicine Cabinet a Make-over
As if you didn’t have enough to do over the holidays, now is a good time to give your medicine cabinet a long overdue make-over.
Going to Plan B?
Read an article discussing Plan B otherwise known as emergency contraception.
Good News About Multiple Sclerosis
Read an article discussing a study in Austria which reveals new information which helps diagnose MS.
Hair Loss in Women
Did you know that frequent blow drying--and even overenthusiastic brushing--can exacerbate hair loss in women?
Hair Loss In Women
Explore the causes and treatment of thinning hair and baldness in women.
Happy Chanukah!  (save the oil)
Read an article that connects a famous Jewish holiday with consuming fried foods. The article explains how choosing an oil lower in cholesterol can make a huge difference.
Happy Ground Hog’s Day
Read an article that urges you to seek medical treatment at the first sign of a problem rather than hiding like a ground hog.
Having A Heart Attack?  Act In Time!
Learn the importance of acting quickly when experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath or pain in the limbs.
Healthful Aging Depends on Current Daily Habits
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
Read a list of suggestions for living a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Weight Management Resolutions
Read an article that explains how focusing on small goals can improve your over all health.
Heart Disease and Aspirin in Women
Read an article discussing the use of asprin to reduce the risk of heart attacks in women.
Heart Disease and Women
Read an article discussing heart disease and women including symptoms and risks.
Heart Healthy For The Holidays—Hypertension
Read an article discussing holiday stress related to high blood pressure.
Holiday Blues: Social Anxiety Disorder and Depression Awareness
Read an article that addresses both anxiety and depression sufferred during the holiday season.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer
Read an article discussing the alarming findings of a study by the National Institutes of Health regarding HRT and the increase of breast cancer deaths among women.
Hormone Therapy And The Progression Of Coronary-Artery Atherosclerosis In Postmenopausal Women
Read an article discussing two studies looking at the relationship between hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease in menopausal women.
How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Getting Gallstones?
When I was in medical school, we learned that the typical gallstone patient is female, fat, fertile, and forty. In fact, gallstones can be found in anyone.
How Do You Know If You Have Migraines?
Read an article that explains the symptoms of a severe headache.
HRT Increases The Risk Of Dementia
Learn how a study by the Women's Health Initiative not only disclosed hormone replacement therapy increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, but that it also may increase the risk of alzheimer's disease.
Is There A Blood Test For Breast Cancer?
Read an article that explains whether cancer can be diagnosed with a screening test.
January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. We do a good job reminding women to have an annual gynecologist’s visit and to get their mammograms, but when was the last time you saw an eye doctor?
January Is National Eye Care Month-When Was The Last Time You Went To The Eye Doctor?
Read the importance of eye exams to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
Knitting and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by swelling and pressure in the narrow semicircle of wrist bones and results in a pinched median nerve in the wrist.
Laser Treatment Of Varicose Veins
Read an article discussing an alternative treatment than traditional surgery to distended veins in the legs.
Link Between Obesity and Alzheimer’s
Read an article linking overweight women and the chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease.
Listen to Your Legs
At some point, nearly every adult woman will have some leg complaints: varicose or spider veins; swelling or aching; muscle cramps; hip, knee or ankle pain. While these symptoms are common, they are not “normal” and they deserve medical attention.
Long-Term Data Support Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine fibroids are one of the most common medical problems women ages 35-50 encounter. These benign tumors can cause prolonged, heavy menstrual bleeding that can lead to anemia and transfusions, pelvic pain and pressure, urinary frequency, pain during intercourse, and an abnormally large uterus resembling pregnancy.
Losing the Lazy Days of Summer
Instead of lamenting the loss of the lazy days of summer, many parents anxiously await the first day of school as their chance to get back to their routines.
Low Vision Awareness
Read an article discussing the low vision examination.
Lung Cancer Awareness Week
Read an article discussing the number one cancer killer of men and women.
Lung Cancer Deadlier Than Breast Cancer For Women
Read an article that discusses lung cancer in women.
Menopause and Depression
Read an article discussing menopause and depression.
Menstrual Cramps, PMS, and other Monthly Challenges for Women
PMS symptoms appear to be most troubling in women who smoke, have stressful lives, rarely exercise, get insufficient sleep, or who have a poor diet.
Menstrual Migraine
Of the 18 million women estimated to be migraine sufferers in the US, approximately two-thirds experience �menstrual migraine,� a migraine headache occurring within the six days before their menstrual periods.
More Pregnant Women Choose Midwives
Read an article discussing a recent trend in women choosing nurse-midwives for healthy deliveries of their babies.
MRI Shows Back Trouble May Begin Before Puberty
Learn about a study on children to determine if degenerative disc disease in adults actually begins in the early years.
Myths About Vaginal Health
Abundant myths, misperceptions and misinformation circulates as “common knowledge” when it comes to women’s health.
National HIV Testing Day
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. The goal of National HIV Testing Day is to identify HIV-positive people who are unaware they are infected so they may access treatment and live longer, healthier lives.
National Women’s Heart Day
Read an article discussing the number one killer of women as well as men and the importance of screening for heart disease.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Read results of a small Canadian study on the effects of treating Alzheimers patients with antibiotics.
New MR Technique May Allow Earlier Diagnosis Of MS
Read about a new test which can diagnose multiple sclerosis at an earlier stage of the disease.
New Pap Smear Guidelines
Read an article that discusses new screening guidelines for gynecologic cancer.
New Report on Hot Flashes
Read an article that discusses an evidence-based Position Statement from NAMS which offers recommendations for women who need relief from mild hot flashes.
New Study Supports Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Exciting data about a new cervical cancer vaccine in development supports the potential for vaccines to continue to have a tremendous impact in the near future.
New Treatment for Overactive Bladder
Overactive bladder, or OAB, is an embarrassing, disruptive, chronic medical condition that affects more than 17 million people in the U.S., including nearly one of every five adults over the age of 45.
New Treatment for Psoriasis
Read the results of a study of a new drug, not yet FDA approved, for treatment of a painful, itching, scaling skin disease.
New Year’s Resolution Number One: Stop Smoking!
If you’re a smoker, make quitting your number one New Year’s resolution. While there’s plenty of research to substantiate the dangers of smoking, and while we have known for years that smoking disproportionately affects women than men, we are now able to measure that risk: it’s double!
Nipple Discharge
Learn about the third most common breast-related complaint that women bring to their doctors which ninety percent result in benign conditions.
Non-surgical Sterilization For Women
Learn about a minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to laparoscopic tubal ligation.
NWHRC Survey on Women and Depression
Read the shocking results of an online survey regarding misconceptions of women and depression.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Review important steps women must take to insure optimum breast health.
One Small Step
One of the most common questions I hear is from people who want to know how to increase their longevity. Everyone wants to know the “secret?to a long—and presumably healthier—life. The “secret?is that there is no one secret!
Outpatient Procedure Shrinks Benign Breast Lumps
Affecting 10 percent of American women, most in their late teens and early 20s, fibroadenomas are often considered a benign lesion best left alone. However, approximately 1 million are removed annually because of size, continued growth or for cosmetic reasons.
Ovarian Cancer
Read an article discussing several types of cancer of the ovaries.
Pap Smear Myths and Misconceptions
The Pap smear is one of the most common routine medical tests that women get, yet persistent myths and misinformation still abound.
Planning a Pregnancy?
Read an article discussing steps that can be taken before a woman gets pregnant to prevent complications of pregnancy.
PMS AND PMDD: What’s The Difference?
Learn the difference between Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and why 45% of women never discuss these symptoms with their gynecologist.
PMS/PMDD Diagnosis
Learn what symptoms should be reported to your gynecologist to help him/her diagnose premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Raynaud's Phenomenon of the Nipples
Just when you thought you had heard of everything: did you know that Raynaud’s phenomenon can affect the nipples almost as often as it affects the fingers?
Reducing the Complications of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Read an article that discusses three steps that can help prevent reoperation after breast augmentation surgery..
Reducing Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Read an article describing ways to reduce chances of contracting a disease that controls your everyday life.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis—a systemic disease in which immune cells attack and inflame the coverings around various joints.
Learn about a common fungal infection of the scalp, feet, nails, groin, and skin.
Risk of Ovarian Cancer in Women with BRCA Mutations
Read an article which discusses a study which findings have shown that the risk for developing ovarian cancer in women who have tested positive for the BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genetic mutations is equally high for women regardless of their family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Read an article discussiong the risks of breast augmentation surgery.
Save Time: Stay Healthy!
Learn ways a woman can work habits into her daily routine for a healthier body.
September is Menopause Awareness Month
Read the first in a series of articles discussing symptoms of this aging condition in women. The article addresses the importance of preparation, education, and information.
Should the Partners of Women With Bacterial Vaginosis Be treated?
Although Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection, there is debate about whether it should be considered a sexually transmitted disease because it can occur in women who are not sexually active.
Should You Be In A Clinical Trial?
Everyday we hear the results of new medical studies. Did you ever wonder “Who are all these people in these studies?” Did you ever wonder if YOU should be in a clinical trial?
Should You Be Tested for Diabetes?
Learn the risk factors and symptoms of high blood sugar. Gain an understanding of the importance of detecting the disease early to avoid complications.
Smoking: Why It’s Time To Quit
Read a list of reasons to quit the nicotine habit, including diseases you or a family member subjected to second hand smoke can develop.
Read an article discussing stress and it's impact on your health.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Read an article discussing a condition common among premenopausal and menopausal women that, contrary to what most women think, is very treatable.
Ten Reasons To Eat More Veggies And Fruits
This year, don’t resolve just to lose weight, but to eat more: more fruits and veggies that is. Why? The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests ten good reasons.
Ten Things Your Mother Never Told You About Being Pregnant
Read an article discussing those symptoms of pregnancy women are uncomfortable talking about.
The Bone Health Risks of Teen Pregnancy
Read an article which discusses calcium absorption in adolescents during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
The Dangers Of Cigarette Smoking
Read an article that discusses the serious illnesses women suffer from smoking.
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder
Read an article discussing diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder.
The Gift of Life
The easiest way to give a gift of life is charitable giving to organizations that provide food, shelter, or medical care for those without.
The Holiday Blues
People who feel despair, agitation, hopelessness or guilt for more than a month may be suffering from depression, a potentially serious—but treatable—medical condition.
The Relationship Between Infertility And Endometriosis
Learn how a disease that is diagnosed in 30% to 71% of women that go through fertility testing can make conceiving even harder.
The State of Gynecologic Cancers in the U.S.
Read an article that discusses risks, treatment and prevention of many cancers of the female reproductive tract.
The Treatment of Fibroids
Read an article exploring the available treatments for fibroid tumors.
The Treatment Of PMS/PMDD
Learn how the symptoms of both premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder are treated using over-the-counter medications, prescription medications and relaxation techniques.
The WHI Findings on the Risk of Breast Cancer with Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
Read an article addressing instances where women should or should not treat menopause with hormone replacement therapy because of the higher risk of breast cancer.
Tips to Prevent or Reduce Hair Loss in Women
Dr.Donnica discusses ways to prevent hair loss in women.
Today is the Great American Smoke-Out!
Read an article that discusses the reason women should take advantage of the Great American Smoke Out and quit smoking.
Top Tips To Improve Communication With Your Primary Care Physician About Depression
Read an article discussing The National DMDA tips to get you started towards better communication with your doctor:
Trouble Swallowing Pills
If you hate swallowing pills and struggle every time you have to take a pill, rest assured that you are not alone!
Uterine Cancer
Read an article discussing the most common form of gynecological cancer, endometrial cancer.
Vaginal Cancer
Read an article that discusses a very rare form of gynecologic cancer that has no screening methods or prevention methods other than practicing safe sex.
Valentine’s Day is for Lovers
This year, give a Valentine’s Day gift to your heart— make small behavioral changes that can have a big impact. Not only will your loved ones thank you, but your heart will beat longer and healthier.
Vulvar Cancer
Read an article discussing an uncommon form of gynecologic cancer that is frequently cured through surgery.
Wear Jeans To Work Tomorrow!
Discover another way to help support breast cancer awareness.
Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Cesarean Delivery
Read an article discussing results of a study looking at the pros and cons of c-section delivery versus vaginal delivery.
What are Fibroids?
Read an article that discusses benign tumors of the womb.
What Are Genital Warts?
Read an article discussiong genital warts.
What Are The Risk Factors For Colon Cancer?
Read an article that discusses the risk factors and symptoms of colon cancer.
What Can You Do to Decrease your Risk for Heart Disease?
In the span of the time it takes you to read today’s segment, 4 Americans will have a heart attack. Fortunately, they won’t all die, but heart disease is the number one killer of American men AND women.
What Happened To SARS?
Read an overview article about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome which includes symptoms and where we stand on the SARS front today.
What is a Normal Menstrual Period?
The average American woman will have approximately 450 menstrual periods in her lifetime.
What is Adult ADD?
In adults, ADD symptoms are similar to those seen in children: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
What Is Anemia?
While there are many causes of anemia, all of them involve a situation in which the body does not have enough red blood cells, resulting in below normal hemoglobin levels.
What is Angina?
Learn the about the causes of chest pain, the diagnostic tests used to diagnose the condition that causes it, and the treatment options available.
What is Arthritis?
Read an article that discusses one of the major causes of chronic pain in Americans.
What Is Asthma?
Read an article discussing asthma.
What is Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection affecting the feet which is otherwise known as “tinea pedis”.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
Read an article which discusses the characteristic sign of bacterial vaginosis BV, also called Gardnerella.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Read an article that discusses an often mis-diagnosed mental disorder.
What Is Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cervix, or the outer entrance to the uterus (womb).
What Is Chronic Pancreatitis?
Chronic pancreatitis is an on-going inflammatory condition that causes permanent and irreversible damage to the pancreas, an essential organ behind the stomach.
What is CRP?
Article discussing C-reactive protein which is a measurable substance in the blood.
What is Dumping Syndrome?
Dumping syndrome is a relatively rare disorder in which the stomach's contents are delivered too quickly to the small intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and dizziness.
What Is Enamel Loss?
What is Endometriosis?
Read an article that explains the misconceptions of a disease that can interfere with a woman's ability to conceive.
What Is Heartburn?
Read an article that explains a condition that causes persistant sore throat, hoarseness, chronic cough, chest pain, or a feeling of having a lump in your throat.
What is Herpes Simplex?
Read an article that explains the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 HSV. Learn how to prevent the spread of this contagious infection.
What is HPV?
Like HIV, HPV is also sexually transmitted and it is not curable.
What is Interstitial Cystitis?
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic, clinical syndrome characterized by the urgent and frequent need to urinate in combination with the sensation of pelvic pain in the absence of any identifiable infection or other cause.
What Is Mitral Valve Prolapse?
Heart murmurs are common abnormalities of the heart valves which must open and close to control blood flow. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is of particular interest to women because it is much more common in women. There are also new criteria for its diagnosis and management.
What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Read an article that discusses a highly contagious viral infection that produces wart-like bumps usually present on the thighs, buttocks, groin, or lower abdomen.
What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
Read an article discussing a chronic and sometimes disabling disease that affects twice as many women as men.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Read an article explaining the most common form of arthritis.
What Is Osteopenia?
Learn about low bone mass which can lead to osteoporosis.
What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Read an article discussing a disease that is characterized by leg pain or cramping while walking.
What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a term that describes damage to the peripheral nerves, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.
What is Psoriasis?
Read an article discussing psoriasis.
What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
Read an article discussing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome or RSD also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
Read an article discussing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome or RSD also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Read an article about this systemic autoimmune disease which causes chronic joint pain.
What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
Read an article discussing the signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Learn about a disease that causes the body to not respond properly to insulin. Learn what actions to take to prevent this disease.
What to Put Into Your Medicine Cabinet
There are now more than 300,000 over-the-counter medicines: which ones do you really need? Think about what should be in the medicine cabinet and what shouldn’t.
When A Headache Is A Medical Emergency
Read an article that explains when a headache means you’re “just” stressed out and need a nap or when it means call your doctor right away.
Who Needs a Pap Smear and When?
Women should have their first Pap test (a screening of cervical cells) approximately 3 years after first sexual intercourse or by age 21, whichever comes first.
Why Is High Blood Pressure Such A Problem?
High blood pressure directly kills more than 41,000 Americans per year and contributes to more than 200,000 additional deaths. Because hypertension can cause major organ damage over time, patients who do not control their blood pressure face premature death.
Why Should I Read Medicine Labels?
Read an article that discusses the importance of reading medicine product labels.
Why Should I Read Medicine Labels?
Read an article that discusses the importance of reading medicine product labels.
Women and Alcohol
What better day to discuss women and alcohol than New Year’s Eve?!
Women and Colon Cancer
Colon cancer affects men and women as often, but there is still a misperception that this is a “man’s disease”. Yet, colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in women; it will claim the lives of nearly 25,000 American women this year.
Women And Tooth Loss
Did you know that by age 65, one out of 3 women in the US will have NONE of their original teeth?! While tooth loss is often considered “only” a cosmetic problem, it may also signal a much larger health concern: poor oral hygiene or osteoporosis.
Workplace Disabilities
Read results of a research guide published by the Vice President of MetLife Disability addressing the five chronic conditions causing the most workplace long term and short term disability claims.
Writing Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
Dr. Donnica offers tips for writing healthy New Year's resolutions.
Yeast Infections
Read an article discussing yeast infections.

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