Can Soy Help With Hot Flashes?

 

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 a …

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World Prematurity Day

 

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 weeks …

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Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

 

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 …

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Study Finds That the Risk For Depression Lingers After Breast Cancer

 

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 online October …

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Natural Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

 

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 …

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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 …

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Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Prevent Me From Breastfeeding?

 

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 …

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

 

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 travels …

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