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Women’s Health

Hormonal imbalances: Are your hormones really out of whack or are you just doing too much?

At least once a day, and it’s usually several times, I hear the same concern from women in my office… “My hormones are out of balance.” When I question why they think this may be, it is always the same host of answers: mood swings, low libido, weight gain, fatigue, apathy. And 99% of the …

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Mom Wrist? Coping with hand and wrist pain during pregnancy and early parenthood

When most people think of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, they likely think morning sickness, backaches and sore feet. Issues with the hands and wrists would probably not even make the list. That is, unless you are among the hundreds of thousands of pregnant women each year who experience these problems. Hand and wrist …

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Women and heart disease: The surprising links you may not know

If you asked the average person to describe what a heart attack looks like, chances are they would picture a middle-aged man grabbing his chest. This is the quintessential image of a person experiencing a heart attack, and while this often does occur, it doesn’t tell the whole story.  For starters, almost as many women …

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Pregnant or trying to conceive? What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility

Updated August 2021. Information and guidance about COVID-19 care and vaccination continues to evolve. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest. If you’re pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding, you likely have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine—Is it safe for you? Are there any risks to your baby? Can …

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What it’s like to bring a baby into a pandemic world

As I sit here dictating my story, I have 3-week-old baby Skyler comfortably sleeping on my chest. If you had asked me this time last year where I would be in a year, I would never have imagined I’d be here — a new mother having just given birth during a pandemic, economic crisis, and …

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My breast cancer story: Learning to “just roll with it”

Never did I think I would hear those words. “You have cancer.” Nope, not me! I am the person who takes care of everyone else. I am a 41-year-old momma with three kiddos and I was working full-time in retail. Plus, I was busy with our kids’ afterschool activities. I didn’t have time for cancer. …

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