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Can birth control pills be used to eliminate your period?

Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of being a woman. The arrival of one’s first period marks the change from girlhood to womanhood...
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Was Prince’s flu care mishandled or did he have risk factors?

On Thursday, friends, family and fans of the late Prince, born as Prince Nelson Rogers, mourned the pop icon’s death, which has devastated generations...
sex and menopause

Sex and Menopause

Our bodies are a stew of hormones and chemicals and enzymes and all sorts of exotic-sounding ingredients. For many women, this concoction bubbles along...
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I’m talkin’ to you, De Niro – Autism is not caused by vaccines

Autism is something that has always been close to my heart and just a few weeks ago, I was ready to criticize somebody who...
folic acid and pregnancy

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

The reason you hear so much about folic acid and pregnancy is because this B vitamin protects against a group of serious birth defects....
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How to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Everyone thinks that the body is able to naturally prepare for breastfeeding. But for infants born prematurely or who are ill at birth, that often...

Taking Your Baby’s Food Source to Work: What to Wear Edition

Way back in the dark ages in 2014, when I sent my publisher the manuscript for my survival guide to breastfeeding and working, the...
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Tailbone Pain and Future Pregnancy

Tailbone Pain and Subsequent Pregnancy Many women with current or previous tailbone pain are concerned about whether subsequent pregnancies will cause their pain to worsen or to...
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Does my toddler need a nap?

Why does my toddler need a nap? Most 2- to 3-year-olds need 12 to 13 hours of sleep a day -- and it's a rare...
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Talking to Your Boss About Your Breasts

Look: nobody wants to do this. Talking to your boss, male or female, about anything to do with your body, let alone your breasts,...