Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

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We all know how important it is to be healthy before you become pregnant.  Being in optimal health before you become pregnant increases your chance of having a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby to term.  This may include getting to a healthy weight (losing weight if you are overweight or gaining weight if … Read More

Treatments For Heavy Menstrual Periods

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I was on a girls’ weekend recently and we were all complaining about the hassle of heaving menstrual bleeding. All of us are in our forties and have not yet entered Menopause.  Interestingly enough, five out of the eight of us reported that our menstrual periods are now much heavier than they were when we … Read More

Increasing Your Chances for A Healthy Pregnancy

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If you are thinking of starting a family, there are many things you can do to prepare for this joyous and exciting time in your life.  You may have already started by getting your finances in order, planning for career changes, moving to a bigger home, etc.  How about your physical condition?  Is your body … Read More

Study Reveals Women’s Misperceptions About IUDs

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An IUD (intrauterine device) is a plastic or copper-and-plastic device that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  An IUD is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can remain in the uterus as birth control for up to five or ten years depending on the brand.  Paragard® and Mirena® are two of the most … Read More

Women and Thyroid Problems

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Your thyroid is a small gland that is shaped like a butterfly and is located in your neck, right below your voice box.  It is responsible for regulating your body’s natural metabolic process.  Many women experience thyroid problems including overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). In fact, a woman faces as high as a … Read More

Study Finds That Many Babies Are Fed Solid Foods Too Soon

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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that many mothers are feeding their babies solid foods before the age of six months.  Many child nutritionists and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that parents should wait until their babies are at least six months old before offering them solid foods.  For the first six … Read More