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November 2016

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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...

November 2016

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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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Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart (Infographic)

PFSI010 Weeks 14 Weeks 58 Weeks 912 Weeks 1316 Weeks 1720 Weeks 2124 Timing 1013 weeks Blood test plus NT ultrasound exam Screens for Down syndrome and trisomy 18 Firsttrimester screening Secondtrimester screening quad screen Timing 1522 weeks Blood test Screens for Down syndrome trisomy 13 trisom...

October 2016

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Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus paramenthanediol or 2undecanone Used as directed these spr...

October 2016

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Genital Herpes

FAQ054, September 2016

What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus HSV Infection with HSV can cause painful sores and blisters around the lips genitals or anus Sometimes infection with HSV causes no sores It is possible to have HSV and...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests

FAQ164, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders nbspPregnancy What is prenatal genetic testingnbsp What are genetic disordersnbsp What are the two main types of prenatal genetic testsnbsp What is amnioc...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

FAQ165, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing What are genetic disorders What are the two main types of prenatal genetic tests What are the different types o...

September 2016

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

FAQ038, July 2016

Does bleeding during pregnancy always mean that there is a problem Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy has many causes Some are serious whereas others are not Bleeding can occur early or later in pregnancy Bleeding in early pregnancy is common In many cases it does not signal a major problem Bleedin...

July 2016

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