From Incontinence to Confidence: How To Get Rid of Your Vaginaphobia

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| By Dr. Susie Gronski | Nothing can freak you out more than peeing all over yourself. I’m not just saying this because I’m a pelvic health specialist. I know first hand what it’s like to be utterly embarrassed when …

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Condom Couture Fundraiser Event

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Condom Couture Asheville, the signature event of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in Western North Carolina, will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, March 11, at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. The Condom Couture fashion show is a fun and …

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Red Badge of Courage: Memories of the Sexual Revolution

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| By Anonymous | I was a leader in the sexual revolution of the twentieth century, though I didn’t know it at the time, and have a red badge of courage to prove it. Late 60s through the 70s was …

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Ruby Cup Changing Menstrual Health in the Developing World

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Developing a revolutionary menstruation product wasn’t the only thing on Julie Weigaard-Kjaer’s mind when she developed the Ruby Cup, changing lives with it was the mission. By the end of 2017, the company will have distributed over 31,000 Ruby Cups …

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Is PMS Cramping Your Style?

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| By Dr. LuLu Shimek, N.D. | Once a month, many women experience debilitating Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) causing them to miss out on the enjoyment of life. There are many factors that can affect our hormones: nutrition, sleep, stress, exercise, …

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Toss that Toxic Toy!

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| By Lisa Ziemer | Ah! Asheville… what other small city has such easy access to oxygen-intoxicating ‘forest bathing,’ Ashtanga and Bkakti yoga classes, drive-up waterfalls, and fantastic upcycled fashion? If you live in Asheville, you probably do your best …

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Those Three Words

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| By Glenna Sears-Brinker | Word combinations can evoke an amazing range of emotions – from affection to disdain. In 2008, I heard three words that struck dread to my soul: you have cancer. Shortly thereafter, I began recovery from …

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Dear Body

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  By Amy L. Sullivan   Dear Body,   Do you remember when we were friends?   When I ate a bag of Funyuns and a chocolate milkshake every day for lunch and you swore you liked it?

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Meet Our Advertisers: Dr. Ronald Caldwell of WNC Hypertension

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  By Rachel Johns   Women and Heart Health: Being Aware, Being Pro-Active   When we think of taking care of ourselves and our families, we often overlook heart disease as a concern for women. Heart disease has been often …

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