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findingeve Patient Expert

Louisville, Kentucky
I hold a master's degree from the University of Louisville in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in History with minors in Humanities and Political Science, also from the University of Louisville during which time I wrote a senior thesis about... Full Bio
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Herpes and Hepatitis B by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Herpes and Hepatitis B are two sexually transmitted diseases that are often confused with one another because of their similar names.   The similarities end there.  ... Read on »
History of the IUD by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Speaking of Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, let’s talk about intrauterine devices (IUDs) since Dr. G is recognized as the first developer of the modern IUD.  IUDs, in a crude sens ... Read on »
History of the Pap Smear by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Let’s talk about how Pap smears got to where they are today. A lot of people never consider the name of the test and where it originates. Even ones who do think about ... Read on »
History of the IUD by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Speaking of Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, let’s talk about intrauterine devices (IUDs) since Dr. G is recognized as the first developer of the modern IUD.  IUDs, in a crude sens ... Read on »
Hormonal Differences by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health If you are anything like me and read the medical headlines every day you have probably noticed in the past few weeks a spate of articles about how hormones can affect a ... Read on »
Hormonal Differences by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health If you are anything like me and read the medical headlines every day you have probably noticed in the past few weeks a spate of articles about how hormones can affect a ... Read on »
Introduction to the Cervix by findingeve Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The word cervix has only recently come to refer almost exclusively to the portion of the uterus that narrows between the vagina and the body of the uterus (corpus uteri) ... Read on »
Is Milk Really That Good for You? by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health After recently spending four days in Cleveland at a bioethics conference I came away with several new, and renewed, perspectives on women’s health issues.  The first tha ... Read on »
Lactation: Mother’s Milk by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, since we talked about conventional cow milk a couple of days ago as well as soy and organic milks, I thought we should spare a thought for human-produced milk.  I ha ... Read on »
Linea Nigra and the “Mask of Pregnancy”: Skin Discoloration during Pregnancy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health During pregnancy, a woman’s skin can undergo any number of changes .  This article will exam two of the most common of these dermatological changes:  ”linea nigra” ... Read on »
Müllerian Ducts and Sex Differentiation by findingeve Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Something that has always stuck with me since Intro to Biology years ago was something my professor said: females are the prototypical human sex. In other words, ... Read on »
Oncofertility: A Budding Field by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, another topic brought up by my time at the bioethics conference in Cleveland:  oncofertility.  I had often thought about this very idea, but didn’t realize there was ... Read on »
Ovaries by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today, I tackle a body part upon which I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert. Had my left ovary behaved years ago, I would not be typing this today–and I wou ... Read on »
Ovaries by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Today, I tackle a body part upon which I consider myself to be somewhat of an expert. Had my left ovary behaved years ago, I would not be typing this today–and I would sti ... Read on »
Quick Update by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I live! Yes, I have been absenting myself from the blog, but for a good reason. I needed to concentrate on school until the end of the semester. I am within hours of ... Read on »
Quick Update by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I live! Yes, I have been absenting myself from the blog, but for a good reason. I needed to concentrate on school until the end of the semester. I am within hours of ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Last night The Learning Channel replayed a program that I originally saw about a year ago entitled “Extraordinary Pregnancies.” It told the story of two women and their ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy, again by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In the last blog entry I detailed the story of Zahra Aboutalib, a Moroccan woman with a rare complication of an ectopic pregnancy, a lithopedion.  The second incredibly ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy, again by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In the last blog entry I detailed the story of Zahra Aboutalib, a Moroccan woman with a rare complication of an ectopic pregnancy, a lithopedion.  The second incredibly ... Read on »
Rare Ectopic Pregnancy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Last night The Learning Channel replayed a program that I originally saw about a year ago entitled “Extraordinary Pregnancies.” It told the story of two women and their ... Read on »