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Who Is Impacted Most by the FDA Not Screening Cosmetic Products?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Who Is Impacted Most by the FDA Not Screening Cosmetic Products?

The NWHN considers the prevention of disease to be a central priority. We hope that women can be as educated as possible when it comes to personal care products that have the potential to be harmful or disease inducing. 

What Is a Doula?

By Evita Almassi | Jun 12, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is a Doula?

Doulas provide emotional support and coaching to women and their families, most often during and after childbirth. Doulas supplement other health care providers involved in birth and pregnancy and, ultimately, act as birth advocates.

How Can I Support the Reproductive Rights Movement?

By Evita Almassi | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on How Can I Support the Reproductive Rights Movement?

The NWHN has been in this fight for a long time; we promise you we’ll keep supporting women’s health for as long as it takes to ensure that every woman can attain reproductive justice.

What Is a “Geriatric Pregnancy?”

By Evita Almassi | May 14, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is a “Geriatric Pregnancy?”

You may have heard the term “geriatric pregnancy” to describe pregnancy in women over age 35 — it’s come up a lot recently due to Meghan Markle’s pregnancy at age 37.

Can Using a Menstrual Cup Help You Get Pregnant?

By Evita Almassi | Apr 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Can Using a Menstrual Cup Help You Get Pregnant?

A new method for improving your chances of getting pregnant has been floating around parenting and TTC (trying to conceive) blogs recently: using a menstrual cup.

Is It Dangerous to Stop Taking Prolia?

By NWHN Staff | Apr 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Is It Dangerous to Stop Taking Prolia?

In clinical trials, results also suggest that people who stop taking Prolia and did not start another treatment experienced more vertebral fractures in the 10 months after treatment than people who had been taking a placebo. Researchers and physicians recommend that you do not stop taking Prolia without making a plan for further bone treatment.  

What Is the Difference Between Tymlos and Forteo?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 13, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is the Difference Between Tymlos and Forteo?

Teriparatide (brand name Forteo) and abaloparatide (brand name Tymlos) are medications used to treat osteoporosis. Forteo is a lab-made version of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and Tymlos is a version of human parathyroid hormone-protein. These two drugs are both similar to the PTH that your body produces naturally.

What Is a UTI, and How Can I Prevent One?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 27, 2019 | Comments Off on What Is a UTI, and How Can I Prevent One?

A UTI is an infection in the urinary system. The infection can be in the bladder, where urine is stored (cystitis); in the urethra, the tube from the bladder out of the body (urethritis); or in the kidneys (nephritis).

How Safe Are Low-Dose Estrogen Vaginal Creams?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 15, 2019 | Comments Off on How Safe Are Low-Dose Estrogen Vaginal Creams?

As the research currently stands, it appears that vaginal estrogen is a safe and effective treatment for vaginal discomfort due to menopause, and has a much lower risk of the cancers and cardiovascular events typically associated with hormone therapy.

What is PrEP?

By NWHN Staff | Dec 12, 2018 | Comments Off on What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is when people take medicine to lower their risk of getting HIV. HIV works by hijacking healthy immune system cells and using them to produce more of the virus. PrEP prevents the virus from taking hold and starting that process.