Colon Cancer

Overview Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is a cancer that occurs in either the colon or the rectum. Both the colon and the rectum are located in the lower abdominal cavity beneath the stomach. The colon is often referred to as the large intestine and the rectum is the passageway that connects the large…

If Someone You Know Has an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders affect up to 30 million people of all ages and genders in the U.S.1 Eating disorders should be taken very seriously and can have very negative affects on people, including psychological damage as well as hospitalization. It can be difficult and uncomfortable to approach someone about their eating disorder, regardless of if you…

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief weight is not always a good indicator of health. Many people assume that if someone is skinny, that they are also healthy. However, this is not always the case.  Because of this, many thin individuals feel that they do not need to worry about the many health issues that overweight people face,…

18 Steps to Improving Your Body Image

Improving Your Body Image “And if I asked you to name all of the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” – Ashley Wylde There is not one correct image. There is not one correct body. There is not one correct body-image. Read this list, learn your body’s…

Diabulimia

Diabulimia is an eating disorder in which patients with Type 1 diabetes deliberately skip and/or restrict their intake of insulin in order to cause extreme weight loss, and many patients often supplement this activity with bulimic behaviors. Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves binge eating followed by a compensatory behavior, such as vomiting or…

Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Binge Eating Disorder (BED), also referred to as extreme overeating is an eating disorder that can be characterized as an addiction to food. The inability to fight the urge to eat is one of the defining aspects of BED. In addition, those who suffer from BED often seek emotional comfort in food for a variety…

Vaginoplasty

What is Vaginoplasty? Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure meant to tighten the female pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina. The goal of the procedure is to give a woman better strength or control of these muscles, which can lead to greater satisfaction for both the female and her partner during sexual intercourse. The procedure was…

Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the length of the labia. The labia minora is often the focus of a labiaplasty, while the labia majora can also be surgically reconstructed. The procedure is minimally invasive, which is why labiaplasties have been increasing in popularity. One of the goals of the procedure is…

Parkinson’s Disease and Sexual Dysfunction

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common motor related disorder worldwide.1-3 PD belongs to a group of motor-related conditions known as Parkinsonism4 and is characterized by a loss of dopamine producing nerve cells called dopaminergenic neurons and the development of inclusions known as “Lewy bodies” in the brain.2,4…