How To Cope With The Stress Of Infertility

Infertility is a stressful and emotional experience. Learn about the normal responses to infertility and how to cope. Hope in an all-consuming struggle. The process can also be a highly rewarding experience. When Nadine Wilson was 37, she started trying to get pregnant. When she wasn’t having any luck, her …

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Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Back in 1988, when Anita Dueñas was 17, she was sent to the gynecologist for the first time because of symptoms she was experiencing. The doctor examined her and then took her into his office where he got out his Dictaphone and dictated medical and Latin jargon while she sat …

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A Conversation with the Founder of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Association

Megan Stewart founded the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Association (PCOSAA) due to her personal struggles with the endocrine disorder. She wanted to increase awareness for the condition, which affects over 7 million women – more than the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and …

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Daisy Ridley Shares Her Struggle With Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Daisy Ridley, British actress and fresh new face in the Star Wars galaxy, opened up in a candid Instagram post about her diagnosis of endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Endometriosis occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body, it causes pain and cramping. Acne …

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Metabolic Syndrome Creeping Up on Women—How to Stop It

Women are catching up with men. But not in a good way. According to a 2006 study, it used to be that more men than women had metabolic syndrome—a dangerous cluster of risk factors that identify people at a high, long-term risk for narrowed arteries, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peripheral vascular …

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