Archive for the “Women’s Health” category

Do you know your breasts?

  It seems like a silly question. But think about it, when was the last time you closely examined your breasts? We just had a patient in here the other day who noticed a small mole on her breast and said, “Hmmm, I’ve never noticed that before!”  What is interesting about Breast Cancer Awareness month, […]

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Track your period, Avoid Pain

  Tracking your time of the month isn’t just for baby making. If you want to avoid pain, you may want to start watching the calendar. During your menstrual cycle, you may find that getting a wax or going to the dentist hurts more than usual. That is because endorphines and estrogen levels, the body’s […]

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Your 5 Step Guide to Overcoming PMS

As if the monthly vaginal bleeding wasn’t bad enough, women also have to survive the physical pain and emotional toll that Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) takes on our bodies. For some women, PMS symptoms are debilitating to the point that they interfere with everyday activities. Although you may feel like PMS is an uncontrollable force that […]

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The Pros and Cons of Breast Feeding

Every woman has her own opinion about breast feeding. Some women are set on it from the very beginning, while others would rather not, and still others, for whatever reason just can’t. Before you make up your mind about whether or not you will breastfeed your baby, consider this pro and con list and make […]

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6 Tips to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) then you know that it is not a pleasant experience. You constantly feel as though you have to urinate, but relief never comes because when you go to the bathroom you’re lucky if you can squeeze out more than a few drops. And you’ll […]

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5 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

There are countless reasons to quit smoking, but for some women, the most compelling reason is the health of their unborn child. Not only is smoking hazardous to your health, but it can cause irreparable damage to your baby if you smoke while pregnant and even after you give birth. Smoking during pregnancy can increase […]

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Postpartum Depression – Know the Signs

The excitement surrounding your pregnancy and future addition to your family has been building up for the last 9 months. Finally the baby arrives, and you can’t explain the feelings of overwhelming sadness and anxiety. There’s a chance that what you’re experiencing is postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is an illness that affects 13% of new […]

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5 Tips for Getting Back in Shape After the Baby is Born

When you’re a new mom, the last thing you want to do is exercise. You’re sleep-deprived and exhausted, and the thought of doing anything unrelated to the baby seems nearly impossible. You’d much rather unwind at the end of the day soaking in the tub than swimming laps. But once your body has recovered from […]

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8 Things They Don’t Tell You About Becoming a Mom

Is there anything more exciting than bringing new human life into the world? From the instant that baby takes its first breath, your life will be forever changed. Mostly for the better, but there are a few things they don’t tell you as you prepare to become a mom. Here are 10 surprises you’ll encounter […]

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How to Talk to Your Daughter About Growing Up – Sex & Sexuality

You know what they say, ignorance is bliss, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to teens and sex, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re of the mindset that as long as you avoid the topic of sex with your daughter she won’t become curious about it, it’s time to change your tune. The […]

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