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Why Do Menopause Symptoms Vary? A Recent Study Reveals New Clues

Why Do Menopause Symptoms Vary? A Recent Study Reveals New Clues

During the menopause transition, hot flashes and night sweats don’t affect all women the same. Researchers over the years have attempted to address variation in symptom intensity, duration and onset. A new study now reveals how genetics may play a role.  “Our research team was interested in the genetic factors that influence reproductive aging, hormone levels and trajectories, and the symptoms of the menopausal transition,” says Jennifer Smith, a genetic epidemiologist at the University of Michigan. “We (monitored) vasomotor symptoms before and during menopause, specifically, hot flashes and night sweats.” The study, published this Spring in Menopause, the journal of...

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New Screening Guidelines Aim to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Worldwide

New Screening Guidelines Aim to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Worldwide

Cervical cancer, which is largely preventable, takes hundreds of thousands of lives each year. The disease impacts poorer countries at a greater rate due to insufficient access to testing and reliable diagnostic tools. This month, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) published new screening and treatment recommendations to prevent cervical cancer in women around the globe, including promoting the use of a more accurate and cost-effective human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA-based test. The goal of this global strategy is to have 70% of women tested by 2030, supported by several efforts: Administering the more accurate – and...

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Only the Best for Our Sensitive Bodies

Soul Source is thrilled to offer two incredible, safe and natural products by Desert Health, the Aloe Glide lubricant and Releveum topical ointment that support and enhance women’s pelvic health and rehabilitation.

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Welcome April Patterson, PT/MSPT to the Soul Source Team!

Welcome April Patterson, PT/MSPT to the Soul Source Team!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of April Patterson to the Soul Source team. April will be available to answer most of your questions regarding pelvic health by email at askapt@soulsource.com.

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Vaginal Dilator Therapy

By Lauren Streicher, MD Any women who enters my exam room can’t help but notice the colorful box of penis shaped articles that sit on my counter next to my lubricant warmer and mirror. It is the first clue that this visit is going to be different than their usual gynecologic exam. Graduated vaginal dilators are used to evaluate vaginal size and elasticity and also as a therapeutic tool for women who are unable to have intercourse because of tight, tense pelvic floor muscles, vaginal shrinkage due to menopause, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or surgery. Often, vaginal dilator therapy is a...

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