Women's Health

Depression During Pregnancy

Depression in pregnancy or antepartum depression is an often under diagnosed condition. The perception is that pregnancy is always a time of joy and exuberant anticipation. While that is true for many, about 10 percent of pregnant women experience profound sadness, anxiety, fatigue, and hopelessness often associated with clinical depression.…
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Preterm Labor & Premature Birth

Preterm and premature mean the same thing—early. Preterm labor is labor that begins early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Labor is the process your body goes through to give birth to your baby. Preterm labor can lead to premature birth. Premature birth is when your baby is born early, before…
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Women and Cholesterol

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? You hear it all the time: know your numbers, watch your cholesterol, HDL is good, LDL is bad. But what does it all mean? Here are some startling facts. Cardiovascular diseases and strokes cause 1 out of every 3 women’s deaths…
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Ectopic Pregnancy

While rare, a diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy can be devastating news. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants in a spot other than the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. For this reason, ectopic pregnancy is sometimes referred to as “tubal pregnancy.” An ectopic pregnancy cannot be…
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HPV Vaccination

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of all sexually active men and women have been infected with HPV at some time in their lives. HPV is usually spread through sexual contact. Most HPV infections don’t cause any symptoms…
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Treating Hot Flashes

As the days grow longer and the temperatures start to soar, I always see an uptick in the number of women who come with complaints of hot flashes. Unfortunately for most, it’s not the rising temperature of spring and summer that is causing their discomfort. Hot flashes are a common…
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Nutrition in Pregnancy

The goal of having a positive pregnancy experience is to make sure both the mother and baby are healthy. There is no magic formula for a healthy pregnancy diet. In fact, during pregnancy the basic principles of healthy eating remain the same: get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean…
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