For Women

A Guide to Your First Trimester

A Guide to Your First Trimester

If you are newly pregnant, you are probably looking for a guide to your first trimester. The first trimester consists of a three-month time period and a lot of things occur during this time frame. Being pregnant can be very exciting but there are a lot of things that can be surprising and challenging, especially […]

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Questions to Ask Your New OB/GYN Doctor

Questions to Ask Your New OB/GYN Doctor

In these days of electronic and computerized everything, actual human contact is on the decline. We are so afraid of germs and diseases that many of us avoid touching anything unless absolutely necessary. Nevertheless, in order to stay healthy, we need to visit and be touched by doctors. Physicians become an intrinsic part of our […]

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Long in the Tooth: Managing Your Gum Recession

Long in the Tooth: Managing Your Gum Recession

Besides maintaining your pearly white teeth, good oral health also includes taking care of your gums. However, receding gums and gum diseases are common problems faced by many people. Most people have no idea that their gum line is receding. Unlike a receding hairline, gum recession is less obvious and occurs very gradually. It begins […]

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Do I Really Need a Regular Physical?

Do I Really Need a Regular Physical?

It is always good to get a regular physical to ensure that nothing is wrong and, if there is, to catch it and start treatment early. Going in for a health physical can be anxiety-inducing for some patients. However, this is not an excuse not to make an appointment, as you can find out a […]

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Possible Complications of Pregnancy

Possible Complications of Pregnancy

Having a baby is one of life’s greatest experiences, but complications can turn this dream into a nightmare. While many pregnancy complications can be prevented with good prenatal care, others can strike like lightning, causing mothers and babies to suffer and bringing frightening realities to families. Preventable Childbirth Complications The vast majority of childbirth complications […]

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Can I Get Pregnant After 40?

Can I Get Pregnant After 40?

The desire to have children is different for everyone. Some people feel it very early and others not at all. No matter your age, when you find yourself wanting a child, you will do anything within your power to make it happen. One of the first steps you should take is to collect all the […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover Labioplasty?

Does Health Insurance Cover Labioplasty?

Labioplasty is not typically on the list of covered items on most health insurance plans, although each plan does have its own set of specifications. Labioplasty, which consists of reducing the size of the vagina’s inner lips, is considered a cosmetic procedure and health insurance policies are not known for covering procedures that are not […]

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What Are STDs?

What Are STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are disease of the body that are acquired through sexual activity. In the past, these diseases were known as “venereal diseases” or VD. Today, most healthcare practitioners are moving toward the term “sexually transmitted infections” because many people are asymptomatic when they acquire these infections but later develop full-blown disease […]

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What Are the Risks of Having a Baby Late in Life?

What Are the Risks of Having a Baby Late in Life?

Most people want to wait until they are financially stable before starting a family. This is a responsible decision, but it can cause problems for women who are suffering waning fertility. Once a woman has finished college and established a career, she may find that the best child-rearing years of her life are behind her. […]

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Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

For many years studies have established that women live longer than men by 5 to 10 years on average. In fact, in people who live to be more than 100 years old, 85 percent are women, according to a study by Boston University. There are several reasons that women have more longevity than men and […]

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