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The new year brings a new opportunity to take charge of your health and live a better life. These three simple resolutions are a great way to start taking better care of yourself in 2016 without having to make major life changes. Remember, investing in your health now will result in many good years to…


Although urinary incontinence (UI) is very common – it affects around 25 million Americans – women are far more likely to suffer from it. This loss of bladder control can happen for many reasons. The most common cause in women is a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy, childbirth, aging and weight…


It’s easy to be confused by the conflicting information regarding breast cancer screening mammograms. The recent release of new recommendations by the American Cancer Society (ACS) has raised even more questions. So how do these new guidelines affect a woman with an average risk of breast cancer? Women under 45 years of age: Evaluate your…


Although good nutrition is key to a healthy pregnancy, it can be difficult to eat well when you’re dealing with cravings and people telling you to “eat for two.” The holiday season can be especially challenging with tempting sweets and rich foods at every party and gathering. So how can you make healthier food choices…


Laughing, sneezing, coughing – these are all typical daily occurrences. But for many people, these everyday instances can be a big inconvenience. “Many patients experience urinary leakage that may disrupt their lives,” said Victor Casiano, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist with the Institute for Women’s Health. “The good news is there’s a simple solution.” November is Bladder…


As a woman, there’s a high probability you will get a vaginal infection (vaginitis) at some point in your lifetime. Don’t worry, it’s more common than you think and there’s usually a misconception about the types of infections and what causes them. Generally speaking, you will get symptoms like itching, burning, and a thick white…


Menopause, you may fear it or try to ignore it; but how well do you know it? The North American Menopause Society defines it as “a normal, natural event of the final menstrual period that is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious…


So you are pregnant! Not only are you excited, but also have also just realized that there’s a long road ahead of you before the baby is born. You have to be prepared not only with the baby’s room, but also emotionally and physically. In this article you will find brief to-do lists so your…


Nowadays, there’s a massive amount of information about diabetes just a simple click away, but there is certain information you should only obtain from a reliable OB/GYN. First of all, we have to understand there are preventive measures women can take in order to reduce their risk of getting this disease. According to a Harvard…


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