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Chlamydia Blog 2- April

Chlamydia In Women: What You Need To Know

The worst kind of media a woman could get would definitely have to be Chlamydia but, why is no one talking about it? Let's normalize the conversation about sexual health by discussing all we need to know about Chlamydia, the importance of getting tested, and what to do in the event you test positive.  

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Women In Research: Where We've Been & Where We're Going

Whether it was raising their children or nursing war soldiers back to health, women have always played the role of caregivers within their own families and communities. Faced with prejudice and discrimination for being a woman, it was not until recently that women earned their spot at the power table in a predominantly male world. Let's discuss the progress made thanks to the incredible women who decided to fight for their place in medicine and research. In honor of Women's History Month, keep reading to hear the stories of 2 female pioneers and how they paved the way for women in medicine today. 

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Expecting During COVID-19

Expecting During COVID-19

The first cases of the novel Coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China, as a cluster of pneumonia on December 31st, 2019[1]. It’s official; we’ve almost been dealing with this pandemic for a year. That’s a year’s worth of confusion, panic, anxiety, and depression on scales we’ve never seen before. Expecting mothers and new moms are among the most afflicted, and postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety rates have gone through the roof. Keep reading as we discuss pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depression during COVID-19.

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PPD: Let's start a conversation

Breaking the Stigma of Postpartum Depression

Becoming a mom can be one of the most significant times in a woman's life, but it is also one of the most stressful, especially during COVID-19. Your body is going through some extreme changes, your hormones are all over the place, and let's face it, you're exhausted. After all, you spent ten months creating a tiny human just to push it out and be sleep deprived for about the next 18 years. Being a new mom is hard! So, why don't we talk about it? It's time to break the stigma and start a conversation about postpartum depression.

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Women & Clinical Trials

Ladies, it’s time to represent! We all know gender-bias is a thing, especially in healthcare, but we’re making strides to change that. This week, May 10-16, is National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), and we want to take the time to talk about the importance of women’s participation in clinical trials.

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Hot Flashes

Real Women Have Power Surges

Hot flashes are typically associated with some twisted rite of passage into menopause. Many women believe that they are a normal part of aging and don't seek treatment for them. Hot flashes are one of the most prevalent symptoms of menopause and can begin years before it begins and last for up to 10 years. Depending on the severity, hot flashes can interfere with sleep patterns and daily life. Hot flashes don't have to run your life. Embracing these "power surges" will help put you on the path to effective management. 

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