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Listeria and Pregnancy

PFS013, January 2017

Listeria and Pregnancy Listeriosis is a foodborne illness caused by a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes Pregnant women are 20 times more likely to get listeriosis than the general population Older adults and people with weakened immune systems also are at greater risk Although listeriosis us...

January 2017

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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

December 2016


Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

FAQ071, December 2016

What is a sexually transmitted infection STI A sexually transmitted infection STI is an infection spread by sexual contact There are many STIs however this FAQ focuses on chlamydia gonorrhea and syphilis These STIs can cause longterm health problems and problems during pregnancy Having an STI also...

December 2016

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FAQ175, December 2016

What is sonohysterography Sonohysterography is a special kind of ultrasound exam Fluid is put into the uterus through the cervix using a thin plastic tube Sound waves are then used to create images of the lining of the uterus The fluid helps show more detail than when ultrasound is used alone This...

December 2016

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Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

FAQ125, December 2016

What is hepatitis Hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver Womens Health What is hepatitisnbsp What are hepatitis B and hepatitis Cnbsp What is acute hepatitisnbsp What is chronic hepatitisnbsp What is a carrier How is the hepatitis B virus spreadnbsp Is there a test for the hepatitis B vi...

December 2016

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Postpartum Birth Control

FAQ194, December 2016

nbspContraception Why is postpartum birth control recommended How do I choose a postpartum birth control method What is an intrauterine device IUD What are the benefits of an IUD What are the possible risks and side effects of an IUD What is a birth control implant What are the benefits of an impl...

December 2016

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November 2016


Staying Active: Physical Activity and Exercise

FAQ045, November 2016

What are the benefits of physical activity Physical activity benefits your body in many ways Being active strengthens your muscles increases your flexibility gives you more energy helps control your weight helps build and maintain strong bones helps prevent or reduce the risk of major diseases suc...

November 2016

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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth

FAQ087, November 2016

What is preterm labor Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy Changes in the cervix include effacement the cervix thins out and dilation the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal Pr...

November 2016

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

FAQ029, November 2016

How long should I breastfeed my baby Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of a babys life Breastfeeding should continue up to the babys first birthday as new foods are introduced You can keep breastfeeding after the babys first birthday for as long as you and your baby wou...

November 2016

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