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Heart Health for Women

FAQ122

What is heart disease The vessels that supply blood to the heart are called the coronary arteries The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease This disease is a narrowing of blood vessels to the heart by the buildup of plaque Plaque is a fatty substance that forms in the arter...

February 2016

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

FAQ115

What causes back pain during pregnancy The following changes during pregnancy can lead to back pain Strain on your back muscles Abdominal muscle weakness Pregnancy hormones Pregnancy What causes back pain during pregnancy How do my back muscles become strained during pregnancy How can weakened abd...

January 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...

December 2015

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Exercise After Pregnancy

FAQ131

What are some of the benefits of exercise for postpartum women Exercise has the following benefits for postpartum women It helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles It boosts energy It may be useful in preventing postpartum depression It promotes better sleep It relieves stress Labor Delivery an...

June 2015

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

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How can I plan healthy meals during pregnancy Planning healthy meals during pregnancy is not hard The United States Department of Agriculture has made it easier by creating wwwchoosemyplategov This web site helps everyone from dieters and children to pregnant women learn how to make healthy food c...

April 2015

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

Pregnancy Periods Sexuality and Relationships 10 Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend 11 Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful 12 Talk about lesbian gay bisexual and transgender LGBT topics 13 Think things through before you have sex for the first time 14...

March 2015

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

FAQ056

What is a preconception care checkup The goal of this checkup is to find things that could affect your pregnancy Identifying these factors before pregnancy allows you to take steps that can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby During this visit your health care pro...

March 2015

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Managing High Blood Pressure

FAQ123

What is blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels called arteries The arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs where the blood picks up oxygen which is delivered to your organs and tissues The organs and tissues use the oxygen to p...

March 2015

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Cholesterol and Women's Cardiovascular Health

FAQ101

What is cholesterol Cholesterol is a fatty waxlike substance Your body uses cholesterol to make the outer coverings of cells Cholesterol is a part of certain hormones including estrogen and testosterone It also helps your body make vitamin D and produces the bile that helps you digest food Womens ...

December 2014

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Problems of the Digestive System

FAQ120

What are some common digestive problems Common digestive problems include the following Constipation Diarrhea Acid reflux Hemorrhoids Most common digestive problems are short term and easy to control with lifestyle changes and sometimes medication In some cases these problems can be a sign of more...

January 2014

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