Am I in Labor?

Am I in Labor?

How exciting! The day you have been preparing for is finally approaching. Soon your baby will be born. You are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension. You may also be tired and irritable as the baby gets larger. Your due date is based on the first...
Vaginal Infections

Vaginal Infections

What Are Vaginal Infections? Vaginal infections are the most common gynecologic disorder. Many of the agents that cause vaginal infections are normally found in the vagina in small numbers. The normal vaginal flora generally keeps the agents from overgrowing. Whenever...

Thyroid Disorders

What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that regulates the body’s metabolism and organ function. The gland is located across the base of the neck below the Adam’s apple and in front of the windpipe. The thyroid produces hormones that...

HIV and AIDS

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is the most severe form of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). AIDS was first reported in 1981 and is now a worldwide epidemic. HIV progressively destroys the cells of the immune system thereby damaging the body’s...

Pubic Lice, Crabs

What Are Pubic Lice or Crabs? Public lice, or crabs, is the common name for Pediculosis. Pediculosis is a tiny crab-like parasite that is usually found in the pubic hair of infected men and women, and occasionally in the hair of the chest, armpits, eyelashes and...