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8 Ways To Keep Your Newborn Healthy This Winter
After a few days or weeks, new moms can begin to crave a break from the long winter days and nights spent inside with their new baby. Before you run outside for a short walk or trip to the grocery store, make sure your little one is ready to go too! » Read more about: 8 Ways To Keep Your Newborn Healthy This Winter »
5 Easy Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu This Season
Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to live alone in the woods from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu. » Read more about: 5 Easy Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu This Season »
How Much Is Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy?
The media is all a buzz with the pregnancy of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry who are expecting their first child. How much weight she gains will be the topic of conversation for the coming months, along with her wardrobe of course.
There is no simple answer to the question how much is too much weight to gain during pregnancy. One should qualify the question for YOU. That number entirely depends on each woman and her weight pre-pregnancy. » Read more about: How Much Is Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy? »
Common Types of Cervical Cancer & What You Can Do to Prevent Them
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.
Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells. » Read more about: Common Types of Cervical Cancer & What You Can Do to Prevent Them »
How Heat Can Affect Your Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, summertime is probably not your best friend.
You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result in many unhealthy effects for you and your baby. » Read more about: How Heat Can Affect Your Pregnancy »
5 Great Ways to Lose Weight After Menopause
Many women experience weight gain as a side effect to menopause. Your body is trying to deal with a reduction in estrogen, and as a result, you are likely to see a few extra pounds added to your frame.
The worst part of this news is that women are not always using best practices when they attempt to lose this added weight during postmenopause. The transition of menopause leaves a woman’s body susceptible to many risks including osteoporosis and heart disease. » Read more about: 5 Great Ways to Lose Weight After Menopause »
Common Health Issues for New Mothers
New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right?
There are some common health issues for new mothers, so it’s best to be prepared both physically and emotionally to handle what may come next. » Read more about: Common Health Issues for New Mothers »
Old Myths About Endometriosis Are Finally Being Dispelled
National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.
Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out. » Read more about: Old Myths About Endometriosis Are Finally Being Dispelled »
Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect
Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect »
Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?
You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this: BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & » Read more about: Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You? »