Diet, PCOS and Fertility

Sarah Maddux is now a Certified Holistic Health Coach that focuses on women's reproductive health

Despite my childhood aversion to dolls and anything feminine, I have always known that I wanted to be a mother. I spent my days chasing frogs, catching spiders and would not be seen within a 5-mile radius of Barbie. My Grandfather loved to tell stories of the days when I would run up to greet […]

October 28: Clinical Research


 Provided by Virginia Women’s Health Every year, millions of people volunteer for clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study carefully designed to answer specific questions about vaccines, new medications or new ways of using known medications. Clinical trials measure the medication’s ability to treat a medical condition and how safe it is to use. Individuals […]

October 21: Packing Healthy School Lunches


Provided by Virginia Women’s Health Packing school lunches can be a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process. Here are a few tips we want to share: Pick the right lunchbox Plan ahead Get your kids involved Mix it up Make it colorful and easy to eat, but avoid convenience foods Avoid sugary drinks Include a note […]

September 2: Back to School Stress Management

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Whether or not you are sending little ones off to new classrooms this year, the anticipation of fall leaves and cooler temperatures signal a fresh start for many of us. While we often look forward to back-to-school routines and schedules, we also must acknowledge the stress and anxiety that can accompany this time of year. […]

Encouraging Decline in HPV Rates


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted disease that is passed through skin-to-skin contact. HPV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, but it can be spread through any sexual contact. Since many people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from the virus, individuals do not always know they are infected […]

June 24: Nutrition Tips

In addition to regular visits to your health care provider and age-appropriate screenings, nutrition and exercise are foundations for a healthy life. Here are some suggestions of small changes you can make that will help you develop nutritious habits. Depending on your personality, you may wish to master one tip before moving to the next or […]

June 10: Preventing Osteoporosis

While certain factors can increase one’s risk for Osteoporosis, there are some measures that all women can take to help prevent the development of Osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises and muscle-strengthening exercises can help women increase bone mass before menopause and slow bone loss after menopause because bones are strengthened when muscles pull on them. In addition, it’s important that […]

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes


What is gestational diabetes? When diabetes starts during pregnancy, it is called gestational diabetes. Women with diabetes (whether or not it is classified as gestational diabetes) need special care during pregnancy. Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using food properly. The body receives its major source of energy from a sugar known […]

Maintaining Strong Bones: Who Needs Calcium?


While certain factors can increase one’s risk for Osteoporosis, there are some measures that all women can take to help prevent the development of Osteoporosis. One of these measures is to make sure you are getting enough Calcium in your diet. This infographic will explore how much Calcium women need throughout the different stages of […]

May 27: Breast Self-Awareness

In addition to regular screening mammograms and clinical breast exams, some women choose to perform a formal step-by-step breast self-exam and others prefer a visual inspection. No matter the technique you choose (both can be performed in the comfort of your own home and without any formal training), it’s important that you are aware of […]