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Pelvic News Roundup: July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 | by Liz Bowman

Way to go Wolverines!  The University of Michigan has developed the first ever 3-D computer model which studies treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. “This specific biomechanical model allows us to better understand the intricacies inside the pelvic floor, such as changes in muscle strength and ligament stiffness that occur with pelvic prolapse. The hope is [...]

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Below Your Belt: Keep It Strong Sister!

July 21, 2015 | by Jeni I

Welcome back girls! Most recently, we told how to prep your pelvis for poses and exercises. Now, it’s time to learn those moves. Doing these small exercises before bed, when you’re watching a movie, or anytime you can fit them in, will bring big benefits to your body and help keep you connected to your [...]

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5 Things You Should Know: Ovaries

July 17, 2015 | by Kelley

  1.  Ovaries are glands and gonads.  Ovaries produce hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone, thus making them glands.  Estrogen is responsible for giving females their unique physical characteristics (breasts, broad pelvis, fat placement in the hips, etc.).  Lactation is controlled by estrogen and menstruation is regulated in part by estrogen.  Estrogen also helps maintain bone density and [...]

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Guest Post: Bedwetting – It’s No Accident

July 14, 2015 | by Suzanne Schlosberg

WHF Note:  We welcome Suzanne Schlosberg to our community blog today!  Suzanne is the co-author with Dr. Steve Hodges, M.D., of It’s No Accident and Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault, and the manager of bedwettingandaccidents.com.  We are grateful to Suzanne for sharing her expertise with us today.     My son Ian and I are both lefties and total [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015 | by Kelley

  Welcome to the latest installment of the pelvic news roundup!  It’s been an interesting two weeks…   Strong work, Cuba.  The best story of the latest pelvic health news cycle had to be this one:  Cuba has become the first country to eradicate mother-to-newborn transmission of HIV and syphilis.  This fantastic achievement was realized [...]

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Dear Coders, Women Have Periods. Thanks.

July 7, 2015 | by Kelley

Question: Do the creators of Apple’s health-tracking app know that women have periods? Answer: Apparently not.  At least, not until a dissatisfied and discouraged customer base made them aware of this Biology-for-Dummies fact.   Here’s the short story.  Apple, a predominantly male company, launched Apple Health last September.  Apple Health is a new health and fitness-tracking app that [...]

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Pelvic Health Pioneer

July 3, 2015 | by Kelley

  On this Independence Day weekend, let’s take a moment to celebrate someone who gave women an incredible liberty: freedom from pain in childbirth. John Bonica came from humble beginnings.  In 1928, Bonica, then an eleven year-old boy, arrived in America as a poor immigrant from Sicily.  He dreamed of becoming a physician and worked his way [...]

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Guest Post: What Do Sex, Champagne, and Chocolate Have to Do with Vaginal Atrophy?

June 30, 2015 | by Angela Tanger

WHF Note:  We welcome today’s guest writer to our community blog!  Angela Tanger is a copywriter, marketing strategist, and yoga instructor.  She recently created “Write for her Health“, a website focused on providing quality healthcare content to women.  Angela is also the author of Marketing Health & Wellness HER WAY.  We are so grateful to Angela for [...]

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