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Most of us have been educated on the common symptoms of menopause—hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods and vaginal dryness. But what about those other symptoms some of us experience? ...

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Since about 1 in 5 women get repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the news that there may be hope for those who have this chronic problem is very welcome indeed. Currently, antibiotics are ...

Treating Urinary Tract Infections

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Not everyone can take estrogen and/or progesterone for menopausal symptoms. There may be physical or medical reasons why this may be so. For instance, cancer patients would not be a candidate ...

Menopause: Should You Go Natural?

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When people refer to “old reliable” it usually means someone or something that they can depend on. Based on studies and information available, one could dub condoms or rubbers with that nickname. ...

The Reliability of Condoms

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There are a varied amount of options when it comes to birth control today. We've come a long way from just the rubber condom. But now we have the dilemma of choosing one that fits our lifestyle. ...

Choosing Birth Control

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I remember when the AIDS scare first happened in the 80’s. I was in grammar school and a bit clueless as to what the great concern was all about. As time went on though, we all began to learn ...

Treatment of AIDS and HIV During Pregnancy

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Placenta previa develops when the placenta blocks the mother’s cervix. This condition can lead to excessive bleeding. What exactly happens when a woman has placenta previa? How common is ...

Placenta Previa

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Due to recent outbreaks of whooping cough, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and other federal advisory panels have now recommended that pregnant women receive vaccinations, ...

Pregnant Mothers and Whooping Cough

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There are many products on the market for personal hygiene, everything from different soaps and deodorants to sprays. It’s good to be clean, but when it comes to feminine hygiene, how can we ...

Douching: Do or Don’t?

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Scientists have taken a new look at whether birth control pills are tied to heart attacks. Earlier, based on reported health problems in women, it was believed that this was in fact true. But ...

Birth Control Pills and Heart Attacks: Is there a Link?

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Labor and delivery are notoriously associated with pain. With that said, every woman will have her own kind of pain while in labor. It is advisable to plan ahead with regard to pain management. ...

Deal with Pain During Labor

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I just love that commercial where they show several different women waiting on results of the at-home pregnancy tests. If the other viewers are like me, they're busy trying to figure out which ...

Home Pregnancy Tests: Are They Reliable?

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Interestingly, the WebMD medical website states that up to half of the cases of infertility can be directed to a health problem that the man has - not the woman. Further, 20-30 percent of the ...

Fertility Tests for Men

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Uterine fibroids are growths of the uterus that usually develop when a woman is in her childbearing years. Three out of four women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetime. Most, ...

Fact or Fiction: Do Uterine Fibroids Cause Cancer?

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There are a variety of drug options available to induce fertility. WebMD reports that this method is still widely used for women who have ovulation disorders. Not only do they vary in kind or ...

Types of Fertility Drugs

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Sometimes knowing why something happens gives us the power to go on. A miscarriage is a terrible thing, especially if you have been planning and hoping for a pregnancy for a while. What ...

Miscarriages: The Causes and Risks

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s pelvic organs. Organs located in the pelvic area that may be affected are the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. ...

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s pelvic organs. Organs located in the pelvic area that may be affected are the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. ...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Infertility

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My hat’s off to women who desire to have their baby without medicinal assistance. They want to experience childbirth as it was meant to be -- by means of vaginal delivery. What makes this ...

A Little Information about Vaginal Births and C-Sections

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Hormonal therapy medications are whole-body (systemic) treatment for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers. When hormone receptors in the breast get signals from hormones, cell growth ...

Why is Hormonal Therapy Used for Breast Cancer Treatment?

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What can be done about prolonged menstrual bleeding and cramping (menorrhagia)? Research has found that the people most likely to suffer from this symptom are adolescent girls who recently ...

Menstrual Bleeding: What are Some Treatment Options?

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Congratulations! You’re having a baby ... or at least you think you’re having a baby. How can you be sure? No matter how many signs you think you have, the only sure fire way to tell is to be ...

How Do I Know if I am Pregnant?

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This question was asked by a reader. Just didn't want her to get the answer she needed. Could someone please assist? Anonymous Hi, I am 25 years old I found out when i was 18 that I had a ...

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A few months ago, I read an article on CNN.com (see link below) about a woman with two uteruses. She was pregnant in each uterus, and no, the babies are not considered twins! My first reaction ...

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Ectopic is defined as “out of place.” An ectopic pregnancy is a fertilized egg that has planted itself outside the uterus. More than likely, eggs will land in the fallopian tubes but they can ...

Are You at Risk for an Ectopic Pregnancy?

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This question was asked by a reader. Just didn't want her to get the answer she needed. Could someone please assist? Anonymous Hi, I am 25 years old I found out when i was 18 that I had a ...

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This question was asked by a reader. Just didn't want her to get the answer she needed. Could someone please assist? Anonymous Hi, I am 25 years old I found out when i was 18 that I had a ...

Double Uterus question

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There are several reasons why we have breast pain. Sometimes, women can experience discomfort in one or both breasts. It can be sporadic or constant depending on what’s going on. It is ...

Breast Pain is No Joke

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Internationally, approximately 2.5 million people develop multiple sclerosis (MS). Most are women of child-bearing age. Subsequently, many ask the question as to whether this will affect their ...

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Internationally, approximately 2.5 million people develop multiple sclerosis (MS). Most are women of child-bearing age. Subsequently, many ask the question as to whether this will affect their ...

I Have Multiple Sclerosis, Can I Have a Successful Pregnancy?

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Gonorrhea, an infection passed on through sexual contact, affects both male and female. The bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae can infect the urethra, rectum, throat and/or cervix. Babies, ...

Is Gonorrhea Curable?

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I love lists -- 10 best of this, 5 worst of that -- so I can’t help but compile a list or two of my own from time to time. Subject: Embarrassing pregnancy problems. Sure, it’s a beautiful ...

Three Embarrassing Problems During Pregnancy

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If you are a woman, chances are -- whether you have had or have a yeast infection or not -- you still may have yeast in the vaginal area at present. Your body produces a “good” bacteria that ...

What Girls Need to Know About Yeast Infections

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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD or STI). An STD is defined as an infection that is transferred to another person through some type of sexual contact. It is ...

What You Need to Know About Genital Herpes

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Preeclampsia can typically occur after the 20th week of pregnancy. This condition is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. It is sometimes called toxemia or ...

Signs and Treatments of Preeclampsia

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Not everyone can take estrogen and/or progesterone for menopausal symptoms. There may be physical or medical reasons why this may be so. For instance, a cancer patient would not be a candidate ...

Are Alternative or Natural Treatments for Menopause Worth it?

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That’s what many of us wish for during our “special” time -- a break. Especially is it true when your cramps are on level 10, your belly has grown five inches from all the bloating, and you’ve ...

PMS-ing -- Give Me a Break!

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Starting in 1991 and up until 2005, the United States saw a downward trend in teen pregnancies. This was no doubt due to parents, community initiatives and agencies whose goal is was to educate ...

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: An Uphill Battle for Parents

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If you’ve lived a bit, more than likely you’ve had at least one tooth pulled, had a baby or two or dealt with some kind of ailment. All the things mentioned here might just call for medicine. ...

Is it Okay if I Just Throw My Medicine Out?

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There’s a song that Popeye sings on an old cartoon, “I can do anything that you do.” That’s the song that I think of when I hear the word female condom. Men have condoms, now we have them. My ...

The Good and Bad about Female Condoms

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When people refer to “old reliable” it usually means someone or something that they can depend on. Based on studies and information available, one could dub condoms or rubbers with that nickname. ...

Why Condoms Break and Slip Off

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The Obama administration has made major changes to federal health laws. How so? For one, by August 1, 2012, new health insurance plans will consider birth control (ones approved by the FDA) as a ...

Free Birth Control: An Editorial

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By now everyone has heard the news about the U.S. credit rating dropping from AAA to AA plus, the Dow dipping a gazillion points, Japan going all Kanye on the U.S. government and Verizon workers ...

A New Kind of Giving

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It is a fact that infections are an enormous health problem. Interestingly, it seems that the quickest place to catch one is at the hospital itself. One in 20 persons will acquire an infection ...

Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections

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We all know that smoking is bad for you, but add pregnancy in the mix and you have double trouble. Pun intended. There is a new study done that confirms this known fact. It has to be said ...

So How Bad is Smoking on Pregnant Mothers?

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Vaginal prolapse is a condition where the top of the vagina, bladder, uterus, rectum and bowel can protrude pass the vaginal opening. One or more organs can “fall” at the same time. In many cases, ...

FDA Warning: Surgical Mesh for Vaginal Prolaspe Repair has High Risks

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I ran upon this article entitled, Signs Your Baby Loves You, on Parenting.com and thought it was just too great not to share. All good parents know that their babies love them, right? But just ...

Baby Love--Ways to Tell Your Baby Adores You

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An age-old battle is the battle of the bulge. A lot of people are contenders. They try this or that, year after year, and still the weight goes up and down. Who are we kidding? As you grow ...

There’s Fat and then There’s Fat

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Remember back in November 2009, when the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that instead of getting regular mammograms at age 40 that women began to get them at 50? Well, ...

The Breast Screening Debate – Still an On-Going Issue

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North Carolina is in an interesting quandary. What kind of compensation do you give a woman for declaring her unfit to be a mother and then forcing sterilization upon her? June, 2011 just may be ...

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