Can Soy Help With Hot Flashes?

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For a long time, dietary soy has been linked with reducing hot flashes: a common side effect of Menopause and Perimenopause in women. But is there any science to back this up?  There is, thanks to a study conducted by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in the online journal, Menopause.  However, there is … Read More

World Prematurity Day

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November 17 is World Prematurity Day: the day when the March of Dimes and other organizations band together to raise awareness about the global problem of premature birth. In honor of this day, here are some important facts and statistics regarding premature births: • a premature birth is a birth that occurs at least three … Read More

Study Suggests Gestational Diabetes in Mothers May Affect Weight in Daughters

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Gestational Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood to high levels. This can be problematic both for the mother and her unborn child. A new study conducted by the Kaiser … Read More

Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

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Many of you may have heard that both Facebook and Apple, two large, well-known American companies, are planning to offer their employees egg freezing as a health benefit. The purpose is to preserve the fertility of working women who are not yet ready for motherhood.  This move has stirred up much controversy and debate about … Read More

Study Finds That the Risk For Depression Lingers After Breast Cancer

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October is the month that we raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.  However, Breast Cancer touches many aspects of a woman’s life, and the effects linger well after the Cancer has been detected treated and hopefully cured.  A study conducted by researchers in Copenhagen and published in the … Read More

Natural Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

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For many women, menstrual cramps are simply a part of their monthly menstrual cycle.  The severity of menstrual cramps can range widely from a mild nuisance to a debilitating pain.  If you experience menstrual cramps every month, the first thing you should do is make your OBGYN aware of your symptoms and particularly any changes … 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

Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Prevent Me From Breastfeeding?

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Breast Augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to change the size and shape of the breasts. Everyday, women with naturally small breasts elect to have them enlarged to make them more proportionate to the rest of their bodies, increase their confidence and enhance their overall appearance. Others decide to … Read More

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women with PID experience difficulties getting pregnant.  PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix).  It occurs when bacteria … Read More

Osteoporosis and Your Bone Health

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If you are a woman, it is vitally important for you to pay attention to your bone health.  This is because after Menopause, your risk for developing Osteoporosis goes up substantially.  And, if you take care of your bone health while you are young, this will help to reduce your risk for developing Osteoporosis when … Read More