Understanding Herpes

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Genital Herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sexual contact, including intercourse, oral and anal sex. However, this particular STD is often misunderstood.  The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) or the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1).  In most cases, it is caused by HSV-2. … 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

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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If you are like many women considering breast augmentation surgery, you may be concerned about whether or not you will be able to breastfeed in the future, if you decide to go through with the surgery.  Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?  The answer is that you most likely can, however, it depends on the … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

Getting Sleep After the Birth of Your Baby

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One of the biggest questions asked new parents is “when will my baby start sleeping through the night.” While it is true that newborn babies sleep a lot (usually sixteen to seventeen hours per day), most newborn babies do not stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time during the first … Read More

Yeast Infections: Causes and Treatments

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  A vaginal yeast infection is a common occurrence as 75% of women will experience at least one during their lifetime. In fact, almost half of all women experience two or more … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More

Super Foods To Eat During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant, congratulations!  It is time to start making healthy food choices that will benefit your health and the health of your unborn baby.  Eating during pregnancy can be especially pleasurable, however, pregnancy is not a free license to eat whatever you want.  On average, a pregnant woman (single pregnancy) needs to add … Read More

Weight Gain and Pregnancy: What is Normal?

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If you in the beginning stages of pregnancy, you are about to embark upon an exciting and wonderful journey. Having a child will change your life in ways that you never imagined. Being pregnant will also change your body in ways that you never thought were possible! You may be wondering how much weight you … Read More