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Wellness for Washington Women

Working at 3W as a Male Volunteer, with Ganling Zhang

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 |

Get to know one of our amazing medical volunteers! In today’s episode, host and 3W CEO Helen Nguyen chats with Ganling Zhang about his background and perspective as a male helping in a women’s clinic.  Ganling has been volunteering with 3W for over a year now and his kind and gentle demeanor is one of… Read More

Outside Looking In

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | Bernadette Herring

We live in a world filled with mysteries. One of the most amazing mysteries is the human body. In ancient medicine, to see inside the body required physical dissection. The development of a human fetus was a miraculous, unseen event—a mystery. In the pursuit of knowledge, medical researchers wanted to solve this mystery. Modern science… Read More

Quick Facts about Amenorrhea

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | Dr. Susan Rutherford, MD

Amenorrhea means the absence of menstruation. The menstrual cycle comes about due to hormonal increases, decreases and interactions.  Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) are made by the brain and send signals to the ovaries, where estrogen and progesterone hormones are made. Sufficient hormone levels at certain times of the month are necessary… Read More

A Rundown on Vaginitis

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Joy Jensen, MN, RN

What is Vaginitis? Vaginitis in an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, abnormal discharge and pain. Infection is the most common cause of vaginitis, but it may also result from poor hygiene, an allergic reaction, exposure to vaginal irritants or low estrogen levels (especially with menopause). Symptoms of vaginitis often extend… Read More

Menstruation and Women’s Health

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Joy Jensen, MN, RN

Evidence-based research indicates that most women do not understand how their bodies, hormones, and menstrual cycles work.  Many women lack health literacy, or awareness of the behaviors that affect their general and reproductive health over the course of their lives, such as nutrition, weight, sleep, stress, and exercise. Finally, women frequently experience shame and stigma… Read More

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