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According to recent cervical cancer-screening guidelines, many women no longer need annual pap tests. However, they still need annual well-woman exams with their gynecologists for other very important screenings and evaluations, based on their age and individual risk factors.
Changes in mood and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and after giving birth are quite common. Early diagnosis is important, so women should know the signs and symptoms of perinatal mood disorders. Many physical and emotional changes occur during the “perinatal period”, which includes the time from conception to up to a year after giving birth. […]
Did you know that next to the common cold, dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — which affects about twice as many women as men — is the second-biggest reason for missed work days in this country? If you’ve woken up with abdominal pain or severe diarrhea that prevented you from leaving home, you are […]
Regular exercise is an important component to being healthy and fit, and walking is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways to add physical activity into your life. Many people think they can’t find the time in their busy schedules to exercise, but there are ways to fit it in — and the health […]
The Importance of Calcium: Eating Right for Bone Health Today more than ever, we know how to prevent, detect and treat bone loss and osteoporosis. Eating the right foods is an important way to protect bone and joint health and will help you maintain the calcium levels needed to keep bones strong. Since our bodies […]