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Saggy Breasts Are the Least of Your Worries: On National Senior Health and Fitness Day

May 27, 2015 | by Kelley

  Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day.  This a perfect opportunity to issue a brief – but very important – public service announcement to ladies in their 60s or above, to ladies almost in their 60s, and to ladies who will eventually be in their 60s.  (See what I did there?  That’s all the ladies, [...]

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Below the Belt 2015 A Smashing Success

May 22, 2015 | by Molly

Women’s Health Foundation (WHF) once again hosted its 7th annual fundraising gala, Below the Belt: Fighting for Women’s Pelvic Health to a sell out crowd on Saturday night.  Held at Chicago’s gorgeous live music venue, City Winery,  the event raised over $80,000 – beating last year’s event.  WHF once again had the fun “Punch A [...]

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The More You Know, Indeed: On National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May 20, 2015 | by Kelley

When I was a teenager, I hated a lot of things.  I hated gym class.  I hated Celine Dion’s music.  I hated physics class.  I hated my summer jobs.  Hating things is a requisite part of being a teenager.  I had a particularly strong hatred for those public service announcements on NBC…do you remember them?  “The More [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015 | by Kelley

  What happened over the past two weeks in the world of pelvic health?   Do you have pelvic pain that seems un-diagnosable?  (Disclaimer:  I think I just made up the word “un-diagnosable”.)  If you feel burning and/or numbness in your genitals, pain upon sitting and during intercourse, and urinary and fecal incontinence, then your pudendal [...]

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National Women’s Health Week Is the New New Year’s Day

May 12, 2015 | by Kelley

  National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day each year, which, for me at least, is fitting.  If you’ve read any of my past blogs (particularly my most recent post), you know that I have let my health take a back seat since becoming a mom.  That National Women’s Health Week kicks off on [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day! (Don’t Poop Your Pants, New Mom.)

May 8, 2015 | by Kelley

When I was a new mom and my first child was six months old, I pooped my pants in the middle of Toys-R-Us.  This was a first for me.  I had experienced other fairly embarrassing firsts after the birth of my daughter (first episiotomy stitches, first loss of pee with a sneeze, first time wearing encyclopedia-thick pads with [...]

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Pelvic Health Pioneer (Earth Day Pioneer, Too!)

May 1, 2015 | by Missy

Women have been menstruating for, well, as long as there have been women.  But, like so many other instances in women’s history, the lives of menstruating women didn’t really markedly improve until the 20th century.  (And, arguably, didn’t really, really improve until almost 1980…more on that later.)   The history of menstruation (and society’s methods for accepting or [...]

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Below Your Belt: Standing Strong in your Pelvic Pyramid

April 26, 2015 | by Missy

Now that you know the pelvic pyramid is not in Egypt, let’s get ready to strengthen it! Working the awesome muscles in your pelvic region is kind of a three-step process. First, you need to super charge just like you would charge your cell phone or your laptop. Second, you need to power up those [...]

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