Depression During Pregnancy

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Whether you have surprisingly found out that you are pregnant or you have been trying for years and a healthy pregnancy has finally occurred, you may be shocked and saddened to find that your happiness is not all that you thought it would be. It is estimated that at least 10% of pregnant women will … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Giving birth and bringing a new baby home to the family is an exciting and magical time for parents. There is nothing sweeter than those first few weeks of baby noises, baby smells and sweet moments of bonding. However, with these sweet moments there can also come moments of stress and exhaustion, and these can … Read More

Your Annual Pelvic Examination and Your Health

If you are a woman and have missed your annual pelvic examination, you are missing a very important opportunity to safeguard your long-term health.  Your annual pelvic examination provides your health care provider a great opportunity to monitor your overall health and to check for signs of any health issues that affect women.  These conditions … Read More

Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms and Treatments

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Are you exhausted yet unable to get to sleep or stay asleep?  Are you moody and irritable, even when it is not that time of the month?  Have you recently gained weight and are unable lose it?  Are you experiencing hot flashes?  Have you completely lost interest in sex or has sex become painful for … Read More

What Should I Expect From Menopause?

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If you are a women and are in your late forties or early fifties, you may be wondering what to expect from the next phase in your life:  Menopause.  You have survived puberty, made it through the hormonally-charged teenage years, muddled through countless menstrual cycles and handled multiple pregnancies….so what is next?  While Menopause can … Read More

Health Issues Specific To Women

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Let’s face it, women are different from men!  And, while there are a number of heath issues that affect both women and men equally, there are also some health issues that are specific to women.  Here are some interesting facts from the National Institutes of Health regarding women’s health issues: Women are more likely to … Read More

Vacationing and Women’s Health

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Most women today are extremely busy!  Many of us are juggling a full-time job, caring for children and maybe even caring for our aging parents.  Not to mention getting our children to all of their different activities, trying to stay in shape, taking care of our spouses, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and driving carpool.  … Read More

Love, Romance and Your Health

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It is February and love is in the air.  It is almost Valentine’s Day, the day that people all over the United States and the world celebrate love and romance.  But how did Valentine’s Day come to represent love and romance?  No one knows absolutely how this came about but Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of … Read More

The Physical Symptoms of A Broken Heart

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Have you ever heard the term “she died of a broken heart?” While breaking up with a boyfriend or going through a divorce is not usually life-threatening, it can be hard on both your mind and your body.  A breakup can cause a lot of emotional strain leading to real physical changes in your body. … Read More