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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care


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

This infographic highlights 21 reasons a woman under the age of 21 should see a gynecologist

March 2015

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Managing High Blood Pressure


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


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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Back Pain During Pregnancy


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...

October 2014

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Heart Health for Women


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...

July 2014

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Problems of the Digestive System


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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Healthy Eating


Why is it important to eat a healthy diet Your body needs a balanced supply of nutrients to grow replace wornout tissue and provide energy Not getting enough of these important nutrients can affect your health However eating too much food and excess calories can lead to health problems Womens Heal...

November 2013

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Nutrition During Pregnancy


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...

September 2013

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Gestational Diabetes


What is gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes is diabetes mellitus that develops in women for the first time during pregnancy Some women found to have gestational diabetes actually may have had mild diabetes before pregnancy that was not diagnosed Pregnancy What is gestational diabetes What is...

September 2013

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