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Featured Women Articles
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Descriptions of Featured Women Articles
- Yeast Infection
A yeast infection is caused by an imbalance of a fungus called Candida albicans in the vagina. This eMedTV segment offers a more detailed description of this condition, including information on risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Female Anatomy
The anatomy of a woman's reproductive system is designed to provide nourishment for the fetus in the womb. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of the various parts of the female anatomy and how they relate to childbirth.
Many women choose to douche, but research shows that women who do so are more prone to infections. This eMedTV article explains this method of cleaning the vagina and discusses why doctors do not recommend it.
Candida infections occur when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when the hormonal balance changes. This eMedTV article offers more information on this topic and lists common symptoms and treatment options that are available.
- Urinary Tract Infection
A urinary tract infection (UTI) may occur in the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. This eMedTV article examines the causes and symptoms of a UTI and discusses how the condition is diagnosed and treated.
- Plan B
An emergency contraceptive, Plan B is a medication that can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Plan B, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, side effects, and more.
- Yeast Infections
Yeast infections are caused by a fungus imbalance brought on by changes in the vagina's normal acidity. This eMedTV page describes these infections in detail and offers information on treating and preventing them.
Yaz is an oral contraceptive that can also help treat acne and PMDD. This article on the eMedTV Web site discusses how the drug works, describes when and how to take it, and explains what you should know before using this form of oral contraception.
Botox is commonly used to treat frown lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat other conditions. This eMedTV segment explains in detail what the drug is, how it is used, its effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
MonaVie is a juice blend that is rich in antioxidants and is claimed to have medicinal properties. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this product, including information on possible benefits, its effectiveness, and general safety concerns.
- Labor and Delivery
Labor and delivery is generally an exhausting experience, but it helps to be prepared. This eMedTV resource describes in detail the labor and delivery process, including what to expect and how your healthcare team may assist you in the process.
Phendimetrazine is a prescription medicine licensed to help people lose weight. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this medication, including information about how it works, its side effects, and guidelines for taking it.
Mirena is an intrauterine device that is used to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. This eMedTV Web article provides a complete overview of Mirena, including detailed information on how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
- Hoodia Gordonii
Available without a prescription, hoodia gordonii is an herbal supplement that is used for weight loss. This eMedTV segment describes hoodia in more detail, discusses its safety and effectiveness, and explains what you should know before taking it.
Yasmin is an oral contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses Yasmin in more detail, including information on how the contraceptive works, when and how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose.
Douching is common among women, but research shows that it can lead to a chemical imbalance in the vagina. This eMedTV segment explains how this practice makes women more prone to vaginal infections and offers tips on cleaning the vagina.
- Candida Albicans
An overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of fungus that is found in the vagina, can cause yeast infections. This eMedTV segment provides detailed information on Candida albicans, including ways to diagnose and treat the infection.
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is important for healthy nerve and blood cells, as well as for making DNA. This eMedTV resource explores other benefits of this vitamin, explains what forms it comes in, and discusses the effectiveness of this product.
Vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) is caused by things that irritate or infect the vagina and/or vulva. This eMedTV segment further describes this condition, including its various causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
NuvaRing is a hormonal birth control method that comes in the form of a flexible vaginal ring. This eMedTV page discusses how NuvaRing works, describes how to insert the ring, and explains what you should know before using this form of contraception.
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