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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


Heart Health for Women

FAQ122, March 2016

What is cardiovascular disease CVD Cardiovascular disease CVD is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States CVD is a general term for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels Many are caused by the buildup of a waxy substance called plaque in the arteries Plaque ...

March 2016

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Managing High Blood Pressure

FAQ123, March 2015

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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Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

FAQ034, September 2014

What is high blood pressure Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts squeezes to pump the blood through your body see FAQ123 Managing High Blood Pressure High blood pressure also is called hypertension Hypertension can lead to health ...

September 2014

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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

FAQ174, August 2011

What is deep vein thrombosis DVT Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots or thrombi form in deep veins in the legs or other areas of the body Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood from the bodys tissues to the heart Deep veins are located deep in the body away from the skin...

August 2011

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