Health Info

Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

By NWHN Staff | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

Once a procedure becomes routine, it is difficult to replace. However, the NWHN is committed to a vision of osteoporosis care where all women who need it can receive effective screening in order to prevent unnecessary fractures through both medication and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Osteoporosis: Treatment

By NWHN Staff | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Treatment

Women want to know when it is appropriate to take a drug for osteoporosis, and which treatments are safe and effective. History has shown that preventing loss of bone mineral density in women who are otherwise at low risk of experiencing a fracture is dangerous.

Fibroids

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the size or shape of the uterus.

Endometriosis

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system condition that can cause severe pain and infertility. During each menstrual cycle, tissue that lines the inside of the uterus builds up and sheds.

Consumer Health Info: Emergency Contraception

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (EC) is a birth control method used after unprotected sex or when a primary form of contraception fails. It is generally used only in these specific situations and is not advised for use as regular contraception.

Seven Tips to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer!

By Ali Tweedt | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Seven Tips to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer!

While we might think that our skin is invincible, too much sun exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Ending the Endometriosis Silence

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Ending the Endometriosis Silence

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when uterine-lining tissue is found growing outside of the uterus, typically resulting in immense pain during and between periods, heavy and long menstrual cycles, gastrointestinal upsets, and fatigue. There is currently no cure for endometriosis and symptoms can be difficult to manage.

Consumer Health Info: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

By NWHN Staff | Feb 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Consumer Health Info: Hormonal Birth Control and Blood Clot Risk

Even the safest drugs and medical devices carry some risk of side effects but with good information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods, you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.

Menopause and Sexuality

By NWHN Staff | Sep 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Menopause and Sexuality

Popular culture tells us that many women lose interest in sex during or after menopausal transition, but those ageist and sexist messages aren’t supported by good scientific research. We want you to have the facts and offer a few helpful remedies.

Addyi 1 Year Later: What’s the Score?

By NWHN Staff | Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Addyi 1 Year Later: What’s the Score?

Click image to download PDF of the report card. Report Card References 1 – Addyi’s FDA Warning Addyi’s life-threatening side effects were so grave that they warranted the strictest possible warning by the FDA—a “black box warning.” Those side effects…