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Women’s Health

Why you should continue seeing your OB/GYN after having children

If you have kids, hopefully you had a friend and ally in your OB/GYN. This is one friendship you want to keep. Many women consider their obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) to be their primary care provider, particularly during the childbearing years. You may wonder how important this relationship is as you move from childbirth to the busy …

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Caring for our communities: Setting first-time mothers up for success

From television and movies to social media and mommy blogs, we’re often flooded with images of the “perfect” mom that perpetuate this idea of flawless motherhood. But what isn’t highly acknowledged is the support it takes to be a super mom. No woman can do it on her own. No man could either for that …

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Ladies, there’s a solution for urinary incontinence

Every year, thousands of people across the globe tie up their shoelaces and run 26.2 miles for the title of ‘marathon runner’. Friends, family and fans watch from afar as their loved ones cross the finish line in the grueling, yet awe-inspiring event. However, what those watching may not know is that of the thousands …

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Should women worry about this common tumor?

Most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. In fact, National Institutes of Health reports by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of African Americans had fibroids. Fibroids are growths of uterine muscle, usually spherical. Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age, …

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How to talk to your daughter about puberty

If you have a daughter approaching puberty, you might be apprehensive or unsure what to expect. Of course, you once went through puberty yourself, but it’s a little different when you’re watching these changes happen in your child. She’s bound to have questions for you, and you want to be prepared to guide her through …

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Think age is the cause of bladder problems? Not necessarily

We don’t like to talk about it (except maybe with our closest friends) but if you’re over 60, you’ve likely experienced a leaky bladder or some form of urinary incontinence (UI) — the lack of voluntary control of your bladder function. We know how inconvenient and even embarrassing bladder problems can be, but the truth …

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Do you really need to see your gynecologist every year?

Going to the gynecologist is not something you necessarily look forward to. But as a woman, this annual appointment is essential for disease prevention and your relationship with your OB/GYN is a critical part of your health care at every stage in your life. Although the guidelines have changed for Pap smears — the test …

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