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Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

(HealthDay News) — Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common kind of menstrual pain, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Latest Women’s Health News It is typically caused by an overabundance of chemicals produced by the uterus. These chemicals, called prostaglandins, trigger cramps when the uterus contracts and relaxes. Pain associated with menstruation can start […]

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Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy

(HealthDay News) — A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. Latest Women’s Health News Hysterectomies can be done vaginally, abdominally or laparoscopically. Vaginal hysterectomies tend to cause the fewest complications, the […]

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Making the Most of a Well-Woman Checkup

Making the Most of a Well-Woman Checkup

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t wait until you get sick to see a doctor — wellness visits for women can catch problems before they become serious, as well as make sure you’re taking all the right steps for good health. A well-woman checkup focuses […]

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Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re pregnant you already know the importance of eating a healthful diet and taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid and possibly B12 and iron supplements. What not to do isn’t always clear, however. There’s no doubt about the hazards of […]

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Ovarian Cysts (Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment)

Ovarian Cysts (Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment)

What should I know about ovarian cysts? Ovarian cysts are closed, sac-like structures within the ovary that are filled with a liquid or semisolid substance. Ovarian cysts may not cause signs or symptoms. Larger cysts are more likely to cause signs and symptoms such as: Pain in the abdomen, pelvis, sometimes radiating to the low […]

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Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

(HealthDay News) — Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also called Kegel exercises, are a great way to improve and maintain bladder control, the National Association for Continence says. Latest Sexual Health News The exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor and may improve bladder leakage. The association offers these Kegel suggestions: Identify the muscles by trying to […]

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A New Mom Shape-Up: Stroller Walking

A New Mom Shape-Up: Stroller Walking

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The exhaustion of a new baby can have negative fitness consequences as you lose the motivation to exercise and feel there’s no time to get to the gym. But not exercising actually worsens fatigue, makes it harder to lose your […]

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esterified estrogens (Menest)

esterified estrogens (Menest)

What is esterified estrogens, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Esterified estrogens are a mixture of several estrogens, a type of female hormone. Estrogens cause growth and development of female sex organs and the maintenance of sex characteristics, including growth of underarm and pubic hair and shaping of body contours and skeleton. Estrogens […]

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Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some straight talk about the value of “the talk.” Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy and the […]