Now, I know what you are thinking. What in the world is a gynecologist doing talking about Shark Week? Well, it's probably NOT the Shark Week you are thinking about! Throughout time, women have chosen various creative nicknames to describe that "time of the month". Phrases such as these are used to describe this inevitable time: Aunt Flo is visiting. I've got to take my unpaid leave. I'm down with the girl flu. I'm on a ketchup diet. Time to hail the red moon. The painters ar
We hear lots of things about the thyroid gland, but what is the big deal? What does the thyroid gland do? Where is it? This short article is to give you some basic information about the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front part of the neck. It is located just in front of the windpipe and is very important for hundreds of bodily functions. One of the main functions of the thyroid is to control metabolism or the way the body uses ene
Dehydration happens when the body doesn't get the amount of water it needs. We get water through drinking, but we also get water in many foods that contain water. Water is used by the body for many vital bodily functions, and severe consequences may occur if there is a deficiency. We lose water normally through sweating, crying, going to the restroom, breathing and through saliva (or spit). There are also things that occur which cause the body to lose more water than normal.