Morgan also believes that bath and shower gels are marketed as a new, improved way of cleaning the skin and that conveys a message of well-being to the consumer. The use of ingredients such as chamomile, water lily and aloe vera adds to the expectation of relaxation and rejuvenation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dermatologists have long warned that the bar soaps that Mother used to scrub behind your ears can dry skin, stripping it of essential oils and leaving it dull and itchy.
But if you ban soap from your bath or shower, you may find it’s your friendships and love life that start to dry up. Read the rest of this entry »

A total hysterectomy is one that involves removing the uterus (including the cervix). The ovaries remain intact. Some women who are not menopausal do show signs of early menopause soon after the surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

The Cradle Position. Once again, place one or two pillows in your lap. These will support your baby. You would then place your baby’s head in the crook of our arm. Be sure your baby is turned to you “tummy to tummy”. Your breast should be supported with your hand in the “C” position, thumb on top of your breast, fingers below. Read the rest of this entry »

Breast feeding is meant to be pleasant and a comfortable experience. Some new mothers complain of sore nipples which can be prevented most of the time. It is normal to have nipples that are tender for the first few days of nursing. This tenderness usually will disappear in 1-2 weeks. If pain, blisters or cracking do occur, you should check with a lactation consultant or your doctor. Read the rest of this entry »

So should you pack the sanitary supplies in her camp trunk? If your daughter has experienced breast development for at least two years, then yes, packing pads or tampons is a good idea. It’s also another great opportunity for sex education — letting your daughter know just what to expect when her period begins. Read the rest of this entry »

The first recognizable signs of puberty for most girls are changes in the breast, beginning with a little swelling or enlargement of the nipple. Often one breast (usually the left) will begin to develop before the other breast. The girl may notice a small lump or “breast bud” in the skin under the nipple, which may be somewhat tender or sore. Breast budding generally begins at age 9 or 10, or anywhere from age 8 to age 14, depending on family growth patterns and other factors. Read the rest of this entry »

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue from the uterine lining, the endometrium, somehow grows in other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, reproductive organs and elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

The particles injected into the uterine artery are made of a plastic called PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) and are irregular in shape. Hughes compared them to snowflakes. She said Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute is 1 of 3 U.S. sites recently selected for Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trials of a different form of artificial embolism. Read the rest of this entry »

One woman in 3, and 1 in every 2 black women, will develop the benign tumors of the uterus called fibroids. Until recently, when the tumors grew too large, or caused pain or bleeding, all that could be done was to perform a hysterectomy and remove the uterus. Read the rest of this entry »