Lots of women are mulling over better health strategies for the new year. Most focus on losing weight or improving their diet in hopes of addressing the biggest threats like cancer and heart disease. Not surprisingly, cervical health is rarely on the radar of those eager to start the year off on the right foot, but I’m here to convince you otherwise.
Everyone feels down some days, but sometimes, depression can be exacerbated by the season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is when people with good mental health throughout the year experience recurrent depressive symptoms, most commonly in winter.
Roughly 80% of people will break their New Year’s resolutions by February, usually because they’re way too ambitious – and painful. Probably somewhere in the subconscious we allow ourselves to fail because we realize that vowing to spend a year doing things we hate is inherently unhealthy.
Strep throat is a contagious infection caused by bacteria called Group A Streptococcus. Naturally, people are uneasy about strep, but there’s good news: a rapid strep test can tell you if you’ve got it, and timely treatment can help prevent serious complications. Here’s how to tell if your sore throat is a sign of strep.