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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Uterine Fibroids 101: How Fibroids Affect Your Health and Fertility

What is a uterine fibroid? Found in the muscle layers of a woman’s uterus, uterine fibroids are smooth, noncancerous tumors. Uterine fibroids can remain small, the size of a seed, or they can grow much larger, big enough to impact the size of the uterus. Every case is different. Sometimes, they called myomas or leiomyomas. What

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The Signs of a First Period and How to Talk about It

How much a woman knows about her first period – or how much her daughter knows about her first period — depends on a few different influences. Women learn so much from friends and family from childhood on, but they can also learn about periods, menstruation and puberty from programs and classes in school. For

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How Does the Zika Virus Affect Pregnancy?

What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted through mosquitoes. Its symptoms typically include a mild fever, muscle and/or joint pain, skin rash, and inflammation of the eyes called conjunctivitis. There is currently no known treatment or vaccine for the Zika virus, but due to its increasingly widespread outbreak in South

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