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6 Things Women Should Know About Health Care

If someone asked me a month ago what a “well-woman visit” is, I would have posited that it’s the magical time of year when you visit your gynecologist and he or she pokes around in your vagina. (Then …

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How Seafood Can Impact Brain Development

In my video Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage, I discussed evidence suggesting that mercury exposure through fish intake during pregnancy may decrease the size of the newborn’s brain. Howeve…

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The Scary Reason Pregnant Women Should Avoid Fish

All fish contain small amounts of methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury, and "fish consumption represents the main source of methylmercury exposure." In my videos Nerves of Mercury and Fish Fo…

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5 Tips for Making Sex and Birth Control Less Awkward

I recently hit the streets of New York with a big sign that said “Let’s Talk About Sex.” As the granddaughter of a southern woman who avoided even saying the word—she would say ‘seg’ if she absolutely…

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11 Things You Really Need to Know About Caffeine

Is caffeine good or bad for your health?  It may come down to who you are and what your health is like. Before you decide if that coffee, tea, or energy drink habit is right for you, consider the foll…

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Most Women Don’t Know How to Get Pregnant, Study Finds

Think you know how to make a baby? Think again. Some surprising new research shows that most women don't really know the first thing about how it's done. Ask any woman who has ever tried to conceive a…

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Ovarian Cysts: No Biggie, but Birth Control Can Help

Patients almost always have the same look on their face when we talk about ovarian cysts. It’s that look of, “OMG, I have a ticking time-bomb in my pelvis!” I worry that they imagine a giant green blo…

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Toxic BPA Sales Skyrocket Despite Link to Cancer, Obesity, More

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans). When it is heated or exposed…

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Is HPV the Common Cold of the Sexually Active World?

One of my patients’ most common questions is, “Um, I’ve got some new bumps...down there. Can you check them out?” First off, if you ever notice something of concern “down there,” please go see your…

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Taking Medication? Stay on Top of Birth Control

Medication can be a great tool for improving health—but some medicines that are wonderful for you can cause problems for a developing pregnancy. So if you use certain types of medication, it’s extra i…

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