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Prevent Osteoporosis

What You Can Do Now to Prevent Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens our bones and leaves us at high risk for fractures. Osteoporosis causes the spaces inside the bones to lose strength and density, and the bone becomes thin and weak. Hip, spine, and wrist fractures are among the most common. As you get older, your risk of osteoporosis increases. […]

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Heart Health

5 Heart Health Mistakes to Avoid

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Yet, there are numerous basic facts about heart health that many women are in the dark about. In fact, many women regularly make mistakes in day-to-day life that have a negative impact on heart health. Here are a few mistakes you […]

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Maternal Mortality

Reducing Maternal Mortality

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During and following pregnancy, severe bleeding (hemorrhage) and abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension) are leading causes of maternal mortality. About 700 pregnancy-related deaths occur in the United States each year. Every pregnancy-related death is tragic, especially because about two thirds are preventable. Health Disparities Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women are three times more likely to die from […]

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Women's Health Screenings

6 Screenings that Put You in Control of Your Health

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With most medical conditions, it’s best to catch problems early before they develop into larger issues. Many problems are silent in their early stages and show no symptoms, so regular health screenings and annual exams are vital for remaining proactive about your health. The following guide will help you determine when it’s time to schedule […]

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Tricks for Spicing Things Up in the Bedroom

6 Quick Tricks for Spicing Things Up in the Bedroom

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As life goes on, our sexual needs and interests inevitably change. You may find yourself more or less interested in sex, or completely indifferent to sex all together. The fact is, at any point in life there are many factors that might influence your sex life or libido. These include your health, age, past illnesses, […]

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Kids Safety & COVID-19

Keeping Your Kids Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Even though COVID-19 is milder among children than adults, this is still a high-stress time for parents. COVID-19 in children has been on the rise, with children recently making up 24% of all reported U.S. COVID-19 cases. A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that […]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

New Research: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

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Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk for complications, severe illness and negative impacts on the fetus. Furthermore, new research shows the pandemic poses risks to babies, especially boys. Risks During Pregnancy Pregnant women infected with the coronavirus are more likely to develop respiratory complications. Especially those with underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes. […]

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Birth Defects

Birth Defects: Testing and Prevention

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Pregnancy can be quite the venture; however the payoff of a beautiful baby is well worth the journey. During pregnancy, certain tests are offered to check for birth defects and deficiencies. Early indications of certain defects during pregnancy is many times nothing to fret about. While these tests might be stress-inducing for new moms, they are […]

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Mammograms

Is It Ever Safe to Stop Getting Mammograms?

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Did you know that over 50% of women over age 75 are still getting annual mammograms? Should this life-saving practice be discontinued at a certain age if it no longer decreases mortality from breast cancer? What is a Mammogram and Why is it Important? A mammogram is a special type of breast x-ray that allows medical professionals […]

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Advanced Maternal Age Risks

Pregnancy After Age 35

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Women over the age of 35 who become pregnant may be considered high risk due to advanced maternal age. This simply means they are more likely to have certain conditions and complications for mother and baby. For many women, fertility begins to decrease slowly around age 32 and then much more rapidly around age 37. […]

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Vagina - Normal Down There

Vulva & Vagina: What’s Normal, What’s Not

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Do you wonder if your vagina is “normal” in appearance? If so, you’re definitely not alone—this is a common concern among women. Many women find it reassuring to learn that healthy vaginas come in many shapes, sizes, and variations. While a “normal” vagina doesn’t exist, there are some common similarities. But before we get into […]

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Hormonal Headaches

Hormonal Headaches: Are Hormones Your Headache Trigger?

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Hormonal headaches, also known as menstrual or PMS headaches, are common among women and occur due to changing estrogen levels — particularly a decrease in estrogen levels. Estrogen levels can change for many reasons, including pregnancy, varying phases of your menstrual cycle, menopause, or lactation. Also, hysterectomy and oral contraceptives can change estrogen levels. In any […]

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Gut Health

How Gut Health Affects Your Entire Body

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The health of your gut impacts the body in ways that extend far beyond the gut itself. Wondering how that’s possible? To start, you’ll need to understand that the human gut (or digestive tract) contains trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are commonly referred to as gut flora or gut microbiota. They’re also part of something […]

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Uterine Fibroids

Understanding Uterine Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are tumors that develop in the walls of the uterus. It’s a fairly common condition that affects more than 50% of women of reproductive age. What are the Symptoms? Some women do not experience any signs or symptoms. But for others, the symptoms are more noticeable. They may include heavy menstrual bleeding, fatigue, […]

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Preeclampsia

Understanding Preeclampsia

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Preeclampsia is a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria. The condition typically appears somewhere around 20 weeks into pregnancy or later. Preeclampsia exists in between 5% and 8% of all pregnancies. This serious condition doesn’t only affect pregnant women, but also their unborn babies. Preeclampsia can lead […]

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Sex and Yeast Infections

What to Know About Sex and Yeast Infections

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Simply put, yeast infections are not very fun. When you’re suffering from one, it’s usually a pretty uncomfortable experience. There are all sorts of symptoms including burning, itching, vaginal pain, a thick discharge, and pain during sex and urination. Yeast infections are fairly common, affecting 75% of women at some point in their lifetimes. Yeast […]

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Exercises for Increased Pleasure

Vaginal Strengthening Exercises to Improve Sexual Health

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Have you ever considered adding vaginal strengthening exercises into your fitness routine? Targeting your pelvic floor muscles, vaginal strengthening exercises can improve your sex life and protect your body against urinary incontinence, which is loss of bladder control. Reasons Women are Drawn to Vaginal Strengthening Exercises During pregnancy for an easier labor and delivery After vaginal childbirth […]

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Parenting Resolutions

6 Tips for Parenting Through the Holidays

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The holiday season and the New Year are great times to make positive changes in your life and for your own and your family’s health. Many parents know the importance of good health and habits for their children, but with our busy modern lifestyles, our own habits often slip. It’s important for the whole family […]

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Preconception Health

How Preconception Health Affects Pregnancy

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If you think your health doesn’t really matter until you actually get pregnant, think again. A study in the Lancet says that preconception health is extremely important. And, that women (and men) aren’t paying enough attention to their lifestyle choices before becoming pregnant. Preconception Health Research The research study looked into many different factors across […]

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Mommy Tummy Diastasis Recti

The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Mommy Tummy

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Also known as diastasis recti or a or postpartum pooch, mommy tummy can make it look like you’re still pregnant long after your baby has been delivered. While this condition affects up to two-thirds of pregnant women, it’s not widely discussed by the medical community. Diastasis recti is caused by increased tension on the abdominal […]

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Look Younger

Can Sex Make You Look Younger? One Researcher Says Yes

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Most of us are aware of benefits to having sex— pleasure and stress relief being just a few. But did you know sex may make you look younger, too? According to researcher and clinical psychologist Dr. David Weeks, having sex regularly can make you look somewhere between five and seven years younger. To conduct his […]

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Perimenopause

How Perimenopause Affects Your Period

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We hear a lot about menopause and the way it impacts the body, but less about what happens beforehand. Menopause doesn’t just come out of nowhere, after all. Perimenopause is the gradual road towards menopause. It’s essentially a transition into menopause during which the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. It usually sets in when […]

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Clitoris Facts

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Clitoris

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When it comes to knowing your own body, the clitoris is the land of mystery for many women. But that’s understandable when you come to learn that it’s a small yet complex organ containing numerous parts and more than 8,000 nerve endings. Keep reading to learn interesting facts you may be unaware of: It can […]

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Ovulation

5 Signs You May Be Ovulating

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If you’re thinking of getting pregnant anytime soon, it’s important to know when you’re ovulating. Ovulation is when one of your ovaries releases a mature egg. If this egg is fertilized by sperm, you can become pregnant. Among women who are in their reproductive years, fertile, and are not pregnant, ovulation typically happens every month. […]

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