Pregnancy Poses No Greater Risk to Breast Cancer Survivors

Source: Oxford University Press USA A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer. The safety of pregnancy for women with history of breast cancer has remained a controversial topic for …

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Endometriosis and Pregnancy Risks

New US research has found that pregnant women with endometriosis have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, suggesting that women with the condition should be more closely monitored. The new large meta-analysis looked at 24 studies and a total of more than 1 million women, with …

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You’ve seen the evidence on your pillow. You’ve found it on your clothes and in the shower. And although you may feel nervous, embarrassed or even scared, it’s important to know that the problem you’re dealing with is one that most women will face at some point in their lives. …

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Why Good Dental Health Matters

Do you follow good dental hygiene by visiting the dentist every six months, brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once daily? If not, you may be surprised to know that poor oral health habits can be associated with serious medical conditions. As the American Congress of …

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Caution: Ibuprofen and Naproxen Not as Safe as You Thought

Headache? Stiff joints? Sore back? Most of us pop an over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen without thinking too much of it. Sometimes, though, one isn’t enough, and then what do we do? Take another? And another? When should we stop? It’s gotten a little confusing lately. Used to …

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Just How Important ARE Prenatal Vitamins?

Are you pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, with one of the four million babies the CDC estimates will be born in the United States next year?  You want your baby to be healthy and strong, but statistics suggest that one in nine of these babies will be born pre-term …

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Prenatal Fitness Tips

Q: I’m pregnant and am worried about continuing my running and strength-training program. This is my first pregnancy and I want to make sure I don’t do anything to cause a problem. Do you have any suggestions for what types of exercise are safe during pregnancy? A: Congratulations on your …

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Nutrition for Women

Health on the Plate: Nutrition for Women

At least three times a day we have the opportunity to positively affect our health with the food choices we make. Balancing taste, cost, ease, time and nutrition can become unwieldy, but we do our best and hope that we are giving ourselves the basics that we need. Those needs …

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The Sweet Spot on Folic Acid: Too Little Risks Baby’s Health, Too Much Increases Cancer Risk

About one in 33 babies is born with birth defects in the United States. Most women know that folic acid helps. When taken before and during early pregnancy, it can prevent from 50 to 70 percent of some types of birth defects of the brain and spine, according to the …

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Feeling Baby Fever?

It hits at different times for every woman, but most women can agree that they’ve been plagued with baby fever at one point or another. For some women pregnancy isn’t a huge effort, simply a change in birth control methods and it happens. For many others it takes time and …

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