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

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

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

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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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. If you are … 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

Lactation Mastitis: Causes and Symptoms

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Lactation Mastitis is a fairly common condition that may be caused by a blocked milk duct or by bacteria entering the breast during breast feeding.  For this reason, it affects lactating women. Lactation Mastitis results in breast pain as well as redness and swelling in the breast. It can also cause fever and chills. This … Read More

Breastfeeding and Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

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We know that breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits both to newborn babies and their mothers.  After all breast milk contains the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins and fats to help your baby grow and is easier to digest than formula.  It can also help to boost your baby’s immune system and help him … Read More

Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC)

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Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC), is a common condition that affects approximately 60% of women, primarily women between the ages of thirty and fifty.  It is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in one or both breasts.  The lumpiness and discomfort associated with FBC is due to small breast masses or cysts that are benign (non-cancerous). … Read More

FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant With Restrictions

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new silicone gel breast implant manufactured by Mentor Worldwide LLC, with strict requirements.  The manufacturer is required to closely monitor the women who use it and research the long-term effects. The Mentor MemoryShape breast implant has been approved by the FDA for the use of increasing … Read More

What Are BRAC1 and BRAC2?

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Ever since popular actress Angelina Jolie went public with the fact that she had undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure after a specialized test detected a harmful genetic mutation, there has been a lot of publicity surrounding BRAC1 and BRAC2.  BRAC1 stands for “Breast Cancer Susceptibility One” and BRAC2 stands for “Breast Cancer … Read More