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Consumer Health Info: Vyleesi

By NWHN Staff | Jul 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Vyleesi

Bremelanotide (brand name: Vyleesi) is a drug approved by the FDA to treat a lack of sexual desire (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in premenopausal women.

Consumer Health Info: Toxic Cosmetics

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Toxic Cosmetics

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require cosmetics manufacturers to get approval from the FDA before their products go on the market.

Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

By NWHN Staff | Jun 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Women and the Opioids Epidemic: The Need for a Woman-Centered Response

Opioid dependency is a bodily adaptation that is likely to disproportionately affect women, because they are more likely to develop opioid dependency in a shorter period of time, compared to men.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTI: an infection in the urinary system (your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Most infections involve the lower urinary tract (the bladder and the urethra). Urinary tract infections are more common in women.

Consumer Health Info: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

By NWHN Staff | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy. But an app does not = birth control.

Consumer Health Info: Abortion with Pills

By NWHN Staff | Oct 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Abortion with Pills

Medication abortion is the method of safely and effectively inducing a miscarriage using FDA-approved abortion pills. Medication abortion can be used to end a pregnancy up to 10 weeks from the first day of your last period.

Consumer Health Info: Addyi Health

By NWHN Staff | Jul 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Addyi Health

Flibanserin (brand name: Addyi) is the first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat lack of sexual desire (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) in premenopausal women.

Opioids and Women: From Prescription to Addiction

By NWHN Staff | May 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Opioids and Women: From Prescription to Addiction

Women are more likely than men to experience chronic pain and use prescription opioid pain medications for longer periods and in higher doses.

Consumer Health Info: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

By NWHN Staff | Apr 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.

Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

By Caila Brander | Jan 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

So, you just got home from the doctor with your DEXA bone density results in hand. You were told you have osteoporosis. Should you start taking medication? Are there things you can do without medication? What information can you trust?