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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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The Pill by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Record numbers of women are taking “the pill.”  The National Center for Health Statistics reported last year that 82% of adult American women have taken “the pill” at some ... 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 »
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 »
The Big C: Cancer–The Disease in a Nutshell by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Cancer is arguably the most feared disease in the Western world.  In America, cancer is the leading cause of death of people between 35-65 years of age.  Nearly 1 in 7 dea ... Read on »
The Big C: Cancer–The Disease in a Nutshell by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Cancer is a disease affecting humans, and other animals, that is a result of abnormal cells growing out of control.  Cancer can happen in virtually any part of the ... Read on »
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.  What ... Read on »
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 »
Syphilis by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Syphilis–we have all heard of it and are probably all vaguely afraid of it.  But what is it?  What does it do?  How does it spread and can it be cured?  Let’s find out. ... Read on »
Syphilis by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Syphilis–we have all heard of it and are probably all vaguely afraid of it.  But what is it?  What does it do?  How does it spread and can it be cured?  Let’s find o ... Read on »
The Uterus by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Pound for pound, the uterus is the strongest muscle in the human body . The uterus weighs about 40 ounces (2.5 pounds; 1.1 kg) and is about the size of a pear when not pr ... Read on »
The Uterus by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Pound for pound, the uterus is the strongest muscle in the human body . The uterus weighs about 40 ounces (2.5 pounds; 1.1 kg) and is about the size of a pear when ... Read on »
The First Visit to the Gynecologist: A Guide (Part Two) by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Finding Eve returns with Part Two of this first-timer’s guide.  ( Click here for Part One .) The first thing in will generally be a speculum.  This is a dev ... Read on »
The First Visit to the Gynecologist: A Guide (Part One) by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A young woman’s first visit to the gynecologist can be daunting.  Women who have already been for a gynecological check-up generally report that it’s unpleasant.  So ... Read on »
2010 in review by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health ... 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 »
Episiotomy by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health When I was younger I remember hearing the word episiotomy in relation to childbirth but never really knew what it meant.  As I got older, I heard the word less and ... Read on »
Teen Pregnancy and the Rhythm Method by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I read in the news today about a report released a few days ago by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The headline that emerged in numerous articles as a resu ... 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 »
Endometriosis by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In the past two weeks, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard someone mention in conversation “endometriosis.” I have several friends and family members wh ... Read on »
Vulva by findingeve Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I live!  I apologize greatly for such a prolonged absence, but it was important for me to focus these months on school.  It has paid off because as of today I hold ... Read on »