Birth Control Spotlight: The Implant

Although hormonal birth control is associated with some risks, there are a lot of potential benefits. Not only is it highly effective at preventing pregnancy but it can also make…

Endometrial Ablation FAQs

The endometrium—the lining of your uterus—provides a place for a fertilized egg to implant within the womb. Your endometrium does this by thickening with blood during a process called the…

Using Technology to Improve Health and Fitness

Although you still must do the actual hard work yourself when exercising, today there are more gadgets and devices than ever to help you lose weight and achieve your fitness…

FAQs About Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy comes with a list of potential complications and issues, but the good news is that many of these problems can be treated successfully if they are caught early and…

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Birth Control Spotlight: The Vaginal Ring

When choosing a method of birth control, it is important to know all the options available to you and understand how they work, as well as the pros and cons…

The Reality of Drinking During Pregnancy

If you have recently become pregnant, you’re probably receiving a lot of advice from family and friends regarding pregnancy dos and don’ts. Some of the advice you hear may be…

What’s the Difference Between a Pap Smear and a Pelvic Exam?

Pap smears and pelvic exams help doctors assess gynecologic health, but they are not the same thing. A pelvic exam is a medical inspection of the reproductive system. A Pap…

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Is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Abnormal?

A heavy period isn’t necessarily an abnormal period. Some women’s menstrual flow can naturally be heavier than others and still be considered normal. Also, an individual woman’s period may change…

Ovarian Cancer FAQs

In 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates that over 14,000 women will die from ovarian cancer and over 22,000 will be given an ovarian cancer diagnosis. For cancer deaths, ovarian…

Ectopic Pregnancy: What to Expect

During the early stages of pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants itself in the protective lining of the uterus and begins the growth process until birth. In one out of every…