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We all know that hormones are responsible for cramps, mood swings and breast tenderness during menstruation or hot flashes and irritability during menopause, but did you know that they can be responsible for many other symptoms? Your body is able to function due to a delicate balance of hormones. These chemicals control everything from your…


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Symptoms and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect since its symptoms tend to be vague and similar to the symptoms of many other non-cancerous conditions. This can be dangerous, since many women will spend months visiting different kinds of physicians and never think of visiting an OB/GYN. It is…


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Women face many health problems that might be too embarrassing to discuss with friends or even their doctors. No matter what you’re going through, chances are most women experience it at one point or another too. Your OB/GYN is probably familiar with these embarrassing conditions and can help you find relief. Here we explain some…


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Having a baby should be the happiest time of your life, right? So why are you feeling sad and out of yourself the first few days after giving birth to your baby? If you’re feeling irritable, sad, and find yourself crying often the first week or two after giving birth, you’re not alone. Up to…


As your daughter enters her teenage years, it’s important for her to understand how and why her body is changing. It is also time for her to start seeing an OB/GYN. Parents often feel nervous and embarrassed to bring up the subject. Here are some ways to make talking about women’s health with your teenage…


Vaccine

August is Immunization Awareness Month and it’s a great time to talk to your daughter, son, friends, or family members about getting the HPV vaccine – or even getting it yourself. This vaccine protects against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) –the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States – that can lead to cervical cancers,…


Even though breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things a woman can do, it often comes with its challenges. One important thing to note is that every woman’s body is different, therefore some might face breastfeeding challenges while others might not. The important thing is to always be prepared and know how to solve…


How many friends can you call right now and ask them to accompany you to the doctor? If you can count more than five, you have a much higher chance of being healthier than most women. Often times we mistake friendship with how many Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or Reddit reposts we have. We loose…


Before you give birth, consider the value of cord blood. After a baby is born and the umbilical cord cut, some blood remains in the placenta and the portion of cord attached to it. Cord blood is one of the fastest growing sources of stem cells used in pediatric transplants, and the medical community uses…


With June designated as Male Health Month, it may be a good time to consider that a couple’s infertility problems are due to male infertility in about 30 % of the time. We all know that it takes one egg and one sperm to achieve a successful pregnancy. The average human ejaculation contains over 90…


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