Intrauterine Device

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An intrauterine device, most commonly referred to as an IUD, is a small contraceptive device made of flexible plastic. It is inserted into the uterus to provide safe and highly effective long-term contraception. An IUD is a good option for women who want an easy method of contraception that is also highly effective and lasts … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy

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Multifetal pregnancies include pregnancies where women are carrying more than one baby during a single pregnancy. Multifetal pregnancies include twins, triplets, quadruplets, and higher-order multiples. Twin and triplet pregnancies are often natural occurrences due to heredity and/or a mother’s age at conception. While all pregnancies are special and require specific care, multifetal pregnancies are treated … Read More

Maintaining Your Weight Over the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of joy and for gathering and celebrating with friends and family that you hold dear. However, these gatherings typically involved lots of food and drink. All those tasty treats that we enjoy over the holidays can add up to extra pounds that you will have to deal with in the … Read More

Hormones and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman, you are most likely very aware of the effect of hormones on your daily life.  This is especially the case during certain times of the month (ovulation and menstruation), puberty, pregnancy and Menopause.  However, do you really understand the role of hormones in your health?  If not, read on to … Read More

Santa and Your Health

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Christmas is just around the corner.  That means that Santa and his elves are watching everything you do to determine if you should go on the “Naughty” or “Nice” list this year.  Did you know that Santa is very concerned about your health?  He wants to make sure that you do not forget to take … Read More

Pregnancy and the Holidays

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If you have a baby due to be born around Christmas, congratulations! You are going to have a very special Christmas this year indeed. Being due around Christmas is a joyous occasion but it can also be a bit stressful, especially if you have other children already. However, with a little bit of help and … Read More

Getting the Facts About HPV

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HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus.  HPV is a common virus of which there are over 100 different types. Forty out of the 100 types of HVP are spread through sexual contact and can infect the genital area in a variety of ways. In many individuals, HPV does not cause symptoms and will clear up on … Read More

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