Placenta Donation

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If you are pregnant, you may be asked whether or not you are interested in donating the placenta after your child is born.  Your decision could be very important in helping patients to recover from surgery or burns. The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta which lines the amniotic cavity.  The membrane … Read More

Teen Mothers and Risk of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

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A recent study published in the journal Menopause found that women who had their first babies during adolescent have significantly higher rates of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis than older first-time mothers.  Researchers used data from a 2008 national health survey to analyze the rates of Osteoporosis in 719 Korean women.  Among the 719 women analyzed, 93 had … Read More

Lack of Libido

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For many married women, lack of libido is a reality.  Low libido can be caused by many different reasons including a hormone imbalance, stress, fatigue, menopause, medication and lack of proper nutrition.  The truth is, your overall health has a dramatic affect on your sex drive.  If you are not eating properly and getting enough … Read More

Cancer Rates Expected to Rise Worldwide

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The seven most common types cancer worldwide are lung cancer, female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer and cervical cancer.  According to a study published in the journal Lancet Oncology, the number of people with cancer is likely to increase by more than 75% across the world by the year 2030. … Read More

Autism Linked to Fever in Pregnant Mothers

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A study published online May 5th in the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders suggests a connection between fever during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays in offspring.  In this analysis, 701 children with autism spectrum disorders or developmental delays and a control group of 421 children without autism spectrum … Read More

The Transition from Adolescence to Womanhood

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If you are the parent of a daughter, you many be wondering when it is time for her first visit to a Gynecologist.  According to the guidelines recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the first visit to a Gynecologist should take place sometime between the ages of thirteen and fifteen.  Ideally, this … Read More