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November 2016


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...

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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