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Ways Your Body May Change By Stopping the Pill

(06/21/2018)

If “The Pill” is your chosen method of birth control, chances are you’ve been on it for a long time. You’ve likely enjoyed the benefits of regulated periods with little to no cramping, but for various reasons you are going off the pill. What can you expect?

 

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Tips for Gardening During Pregnancy

(06/05/2018)

Here are some pregnancy and garden safety precautions to help keep you and your unborn child safe in the garden.

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Funding of Study for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Announced by Yale

(05/21/2018)

“By identifying the molecular circuitry disrupted by loss of the tumor-suppressing protein known as BRCA2, we have the opportunity to expose vulnerabilities that can be selectively targeted or lead to novel biological clues to aid detection and vastly improve the standard of care for this unique population of women,” said Dr. Jenson of the study he will lead.

 

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Pregnancy Dreams

(05/09/2018)

You’re swimming laps in a public pool (with purple water), that is also a white water rapids trail to the open ocean. Suddenly you’re hanging onto a raft for dear life, water splashing in your face as the rapids lead you to the ocean, and Jerry Seinfeld is sitting next to you in a burgundy blazer, jeans, and sneakers— without a drop of water on him. He’s there to take you to lunch at TGIFriday’s.

Sounds normal, right? Well, it might if you are experiencing pregnancy dreams.

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No Bones About It

(05/02/2018)

No Bones About It—

We are outliving our bones!

Generations ago, when the average life span was only into one’s sixties, osteoporosis was not a common disease; it is today as people are living into their eighties and beyond. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), 54 million Americans are currently living with it. It is a progressive disease that affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over 50. Brittle bones break easily once the condition sets in, and approximately $19 billion in medical costs result each year in the United States.

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Not Tonight, Honey, I Have a Headache

(04/25/2018)

We’ve all seen that stereotype played out on TV or in magazines— a woman lying in bed with an ice pack on her head telling her eager-looking husband “not tonight, honey, I have a headache.” Disappointed, the husband turns and goes to sleep. Headaches, whether real or pretend, don’t need to ruin your sex life!

 

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Come On In the Water!

(04/09/2018)

Mom always said “You can’t swim while you’re on your period!” Mom said, and so it was for generations of girls. But was Mom right? Can you swim while experiencing “that time of the month?” If you do, are you putting yourself at risk? By examining various pools of water, we’ll test Mom’s rule step by step.

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Popeye Was On To Something

(04/05/2018)

Iron is an essential mineral to the human body. It helps with oxygen circulation throughout the body. The classic cartoon character, "Popeye," would eat a can of spinach to energize himself anytime Bluto, Wimpie, or Olive Oil sent hijinks his way. Known for being high in iron, spinach gave Popeye the strength he needed.

In the real world, maintaining proper levels of this ferrous mineral is not as easy as opening a can. With many nutrients (Vitamin C for example) the body can easily flush out excessive amounts. Iron is a complicated one-- too little and too much are a bad thing.

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All About Your Ovaries

(03/29/2018)

Ovaries are small, but mighty. Women are typically born with two of them. They are organs producing egg cells (ovum) and an endocrine gland secreting hormones. About the size of an almond or grape, ovaries house a lifetime supply of eggs.

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Everybody Poops

(03/19/2018)

Adding insult to injury, many women experience bouts of diarrhea during their menstrual cycle. It is common, and generally not an indication of a health concern.

The cause of loose stools during menstruation is likely prostaglandins, a natural hormone released to help the uterus contract and cleanse. Sometimes that contract and cleanse message extends to your intestines, causing diarrhea.

 

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Command-OH!

(03/11/2018)

Clearly there are times when wearing underwear is beneficial or necessary; but are there instances when not wearing underwear is beneficial or necessary?

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Yoga 360

(03/05/2018)

Western culture came to yoga as an alternative to aerobics and Jazzercise in the 1980’s, but yoga is centuries old. Likely originating in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. in ancient India, yoga is a discipline encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual practices. This ancient discipline can benefit women at all stages of life.

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Are You a Sexually Active Teen? If so, are You Using Effective Birth Control?

(02/26/2018)

Statistics show that modern day teens are using birth control; just not the most effective ones.

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Pre-Eclamp-- WHAT?

(02/19/2018)

You may have heard about it on that episode of Downton Abbey. Reality celebrity Kim Kardashian proved that fame and fortune can’t buy a healthy pregnancy as she famously battled preeclampsia during her first pregnancy. Regardless of whether you’ve heard of it or not, it’s something to pay attention to and know that it is highly treatable.

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Valentine’s Day Sex Tips

(02/13/2018)

Between Cosmopolitan, O, the Oprah Magazine and countless other magazines in the checkout aisle, everything from romance to kink for Valentine’s Day is pretty well covered. But here are some tips you may not have thought of.

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That Not So Fresh Feeling

(01/28/2018)

“Douche” means “wash” or “soak” in French. An estimated 20-40% of American women use vaginal douche. Despite devotees' claims that it cleanses the vagina and eliminates unpleasant odors, there is no scientific data to support this belief.

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Managing Morning Sickness

(01/23/2018)

Pregnant women know that the nausea and vomiting common during the first trimester do not necessarily occur in the morning. The sour stomach feeling can occur at any time of the day; and even all day for some. It is generally not harmful to mother or baby, but it is understandably unpleasant.

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Sneaky Leaky Bladder

(01/16/2018)

Incontinence. Not proper dinner table conversation, but it is something you should discuss with your doctor.

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Acne at Any Age

(01/08/2018)

It's stereotyped as a teen problem, but acne--the most common skin condition--is affecting women (not so much men) into their 50's. What can be done?

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Can drinking beer really reduce the symptoms of menopause?

(12/18/2017)

Hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia-- can beer really help alleviate these symptoms?

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