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Menopause / Women's Health

All You Need to Know About Menopause

All You Need to Know About Menopause Menopause is a big transition not just for your body but your mind. It’s your body’s way of you reminding you that you’ve had quite a journey in this life and you are getting ready for a new chapter. Menopause can be hard to understand because it is […]

Leah McCabe
Women's Health

Top 5 Most Influential Women in Healthcare Today

Top 5 Most Influential Women in Healthcare Today March is women’s history month, and we’re celebrating with a list of the top five most influential women in healthcare today. These are professional women that are making their marks and waves of change in various aspects of their careers.  From CEOs of hospitals to Secretaries of […]

Leah McCabe
Women's Health

Influential Women in Healthcare History

Influential Women in Healthcare History March is Women’s History Month, so it’s the perfect time to discuss influential women in healthcare history. Modern medicine wouldn’t look the same without the contributions of these important women. How many of these women did you already know about? Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) Nicknamed “The Lady with the Lamp,” Florence […]

Leah McCabe
STD / Women's Health

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs

STD Symptoms in Women: Recognize the Signs Sexually transmitted diseases are infections, usually bacterial but sometimes caused by fungi or viruses, that are specifically passed from one person to another through any sort of sexual contact. While many people assume this only refers to vaginal or anal intercourse, sexual contact can include oral sex, kissing, and […]

Alexa Englehart
Cancer / Women's Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose is to help increase awareness of breast cancer and help with early detection. Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer in women (although men can get breast cancer, also). In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019, we’re going to discuss the symptoms, causes, different […]

Jennifer Nelson
Online Doctor / Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Can You Get a Yeast Infection from Sex?

Can You Get a Yeast Infection from Sex? For women, yeast infections can be a part of life. Statistics show that 3 in every 4 women will experience one at some point throughout their lives. It is a common misconception that yeast infections are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), as they can occur for a variety […]

Laurel Klafehn
Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection What is a yeast infection? Normally, your vagina contains a healthy balance of bacteria and an organism called Candida. But changes in this healthy balance can occur if there is an upset of the natural balance of bacteria and yeast, like fluctuations of vaginal acidity and increased numbers of organisms growing. Candida cells […]

Christina Wedberg
Women's Health / Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women

Yeast Infection Symptoms in Women Yeast infections can happen at any time, and anyone who has ever had one knows how itchy and uncomfortable they can be. In fact, yeast infections are very common among women. Approximately 75% of women have had one or more yeast infections during their life and about 45% may have […]

Christina Wedberg
Birth Control / Women's Health

Birth Control Pill Effectiveness

Taking the birth control can be a safe and effective way to help keep you from getting pregnant, but certain factors may reduce its effectiveness. Read on to find out more about the effectiveness of birth control pills. How Effective Are Birth Control Pills? No contraceptive is foolproof. For maximum effectiveness, it is important to […]

Christina Wedberg
Birth Control / Women's Health

How to Get Birth Control Without a Doctor

Can you get birth control without a doctor? Birth control and contraceptives are typically prescribed by a doctor and can be more difficult to come by without a prescription. The birth control methods that are available without a prescription are also much more limited and may not provide you with the best choices for you. […]

Leah McCabe
Women's Health

5 Ways to Celebrate this Women’s Health and Fitness Day

What will you do for your health? Happy Women’s Health and Fitness Day from all of us here at PlushCare! Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can celebrate a healthy lifestyle today. 1. Change up your workout routine Mixing up your workout routine can be super fun, plus it comes with […]

Sofie Wise
Antibiotics / Women's Health

Antibiotics For Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition where uterine lining grows outside the uterus. It affects up to 10 percent of all women. Lets take a closer look at endometriosis and how to treat it. What is endometriosis? The tissue that grows inside the uterus and sheds every month during menstruation (your period) is called the endometrium. […]

Jennifer Nelson
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