Female Urinary Incontinence

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It is a familiar story for many women who have delivered children.  You are in an exercise class or jogging and instead of concentrating on the exercise, you are busy worrying about whether or not you will have an accident.  Or maybe you are volunteering at your child’s school and have to sneeze.  Do you … 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

Excess Amounts of Fat in Liver, Tissues and Blood May Increase Risk for Osteoporosis

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In the past, being overweight was considered to be protective against Osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become weakened and brittle and more at risk for fracture.  This is because increased weight on the bones leads to more dense bones.  Therefore, thin women were deemed to be more at risk for Osteoporosis. While … Read More

The Role of Fish Oil in Women’s Health

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Fish Oil supplements have been in the news a lot lately and chances are, you have heard of their tremendous health benefits. This is because fish oil supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).  Studies have shown that getting an adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce joint pain, stress and your … 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

Figuring Out Your Baby’s Cries

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Newborn babies cry for a variety of different reasons during the first few months of their lives.  After all, since they cannot yet talk, crying is one of their only means of communicating their needs.  This means it is up to their parents and/or caregivers to determine what they need when they are crying.  There … Read More

Vacationing and Women’s Health

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Most women today are extremely busy!  Many of us are juggling a full-time job, caring for children and maybe even caring for our aging parents.  Not to mention getting our children to all of their different activities, trying to stay in shape, taking care of our spouses, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and driving carpool.  … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More

STDs in the United States

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Despite major efforts at raising awareness and education, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a problem in the United States.  The most common types of STDs in the United States include the following: •  Chlamydia – Chlamydia is an STD caused by a bacterium and is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the United … Read More