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What is a Biophysical Profile?

Most women go through a battery of prenatal tests during the course of their pregnancy. But if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or...

How do I Give Myself a Breast Self Examination?

Why do I need to give myself a breast self examination? Finding a tumor before the cancer has spread to other parts of your body...
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Newer birth control pills may raise blood clot risk

Blood clots have been a known risk of oral contraceptives since the 1990s, but for most women, the chances seemed small enough to justify...

Can ovarian cysts have hair, teeth and skin?

One of the most common types of ovarian cysts that we see in young women is the dermoid cyst. These cysts form from very...

What you should know about mammograms

Can a mammogram save my life? Mammograms -- X-ray pictures of the breasts -- are a valuable but imperfect tool for detecting breast cancer. The...
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Breast Cancer – Start here…

How does breast cancer occur? Breast cells become cancerous when they mutate and start to multiply at an abnormally fast pace, crowding out healthy tissue....

Common myths about breast cancer

What's the disease that women fear the most? The answer is most likely to be breast cancer. And if you ask them the disease...
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Could gestational diabetes be linked to autism?

Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to...

The 3 most and least healthy vegetables for women

Women of all ages should be paying more attention to their daily intake of vegetables. As I have said in the past, I think...

Exhaustion and your pregnancy

I'm so tired now that I'm pregnant. Is this normal? It's normal to feel absolutely dog-tired during pregnancy. In fact, most women find they need...