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  • The 411 on Bacterial Vaginosis

    From the ability to fertilize eggs and carry a child to the actual miracle of childbirth, the female reproductive system can do a lot. Unfortunately, this complicated system goes through numerous changes over a woman's lifespan, making it one of the most difficult parts of the body to understand. Properly understanding the signs and symptoms of common ailments will ensure you remain healthy. An estimated 21.2 million women between the ages of 14 and 49 develop bacterial vaginosis, so learning about this common infection is key to your health.
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  • 4 Options For Infertility Treatments

    Many couples struggle to conceive. It is not unusual for a couple to need medical assistance to have a child. Science has evolved so much that there are many options to make it easier for couples to have their baby. Here are some things that you need to know about getting infertility treatments. 1. Medication To Help Ovulation Some women have a hard time with ovulating. They might not ovulate every month, ovulate irregularly, or have only one healthy ovary.
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  • 3 No-Gos If You Gotta Go: What Not To Eat Or Drink To Avoid Worsening Your Post-Pregnancy Incontinence

    Along with a beautiful baby and seemingly permanent bags under your eyes, pregnancy has somehow left you with the inability to go more than an hour or so without peeing, lest you ruin yet another pair of pants by leaking. But did you know what you're eating and drinking might play a part in why you have to go so often? If you're looking for foods and drinks to avoid due to your post-pregnancy incontinence, then here's what you need to know.
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  • The Change Is Upon You: 3 Tips For Controlling Menopausal Weight Gain

    If you're approaching menopause, you know that your body is going to undergo a lot of changes. Some of those changes include hormone fluctuations, hot flashes and mood swings. Unfortunately, another change may include your weight. As you approach menopause, your metabolism changes. Not only that but you might also become less active, which can also affect your weight. One of the problems with weight gain during menopause is that most of your added weight will gather right around your midsection.
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  • Cord Blood Banking: Factors To Consider Before Making A Decision

    Cord blood banking offers another alternative for stem cell therapy – specialized cells that can develop into other types of cells. Cord blood stem cells are used to treat all kinds of cancers, blood disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Although the collection procedure can lead to promising treatment if it's needed in the future, there are a number of questions parents may have when considering family cord blood banking or donating their baby's umbilical cord blood.
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  • Late-Night Snacking May Be A Risk Factor For Breast Cancer

    When looking for a nondrug treatment to reduce your risk of breast cancer, you should know that giving up those late-night snacks may be a factor in breast cancer prevention. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology suggests that going without eating for fewer than 13 hours at night may be linked to an increased risk in breast cancer recurrence. Your dietary habits may be something to discuss with your gynecologist when you schedule your annual gynecological and clinical breast exams.
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  • 3 Tips for Managing Infertility Stress

    Not being fertile is a huge deal to many people. It can cause stress on marriages and other relationships and make people feel as though they are inadequate. Here are some tips for managing the stress of infertility while you are undergoing fertility treatments in order to make the experience as palatable as possible. 1. Have a Quick Explanation Ready for the Holidays When you were in high school, there probably were few worse things than having your relatives ask you over and over again where you wanted to go to college and what you were going to study when you didn't have an answer.
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  • Understanding Common Vaginal Infections

    Vaginal infections are quite common, and most women will experience at least one in her lifetime. These types of infections can be tricky, as they can share some of the same symptoms but require different types of treatments. It is possible for the skin of the vulva to become irritated due to the use of scented feminine hygiene products or a new type of laundry detergent, and vaginal discharge can change throughout a woman's cycle.
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  • Top 3 Reasons To Choose A Midwife For Your Pregnancy

    One of the first things that you probably did as soon as you suspected that you were pregnant was call your OB/GYN to make an appointment to confirm the pregnancy. But once that's done, it's important for you to know that you don't have to choose that doctor to handle the rest of your pregnancy. While there are benefits to sticking with a doctor that you know, sometimes even a great OB/GYN just can't offer what you're looking for in pregnancy care.
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