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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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Mirena IUD Lawsuit Ads: Are They True?

The recent slew of Mirena IUD lawsuit ads are creepy. But are they true? We’re going to fearlessly wade into the scary things these ads claim, because we think the over 2 million U.S. women now using …

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4 Home Remedies For Restless Legs

When I was pregnant with my first child I had my first bout of restless legs. I felt like a marionette puppet whose strings were being pulled and had no choice but to move. This condition was de…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Fertility

If you're like most people you probably have vague recollections of boring high school chemistry classes when you hear the word, "pH."  Don't let chemistry class stop you from accessing one of the gre…

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Is It Your Fault You’re Infertile?

Women have been talking about fertility and making babies since there have been women on this earth. We do it privately, and in groups. And, when infertility blocks our path to motherhood, we create a…

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Ummmmm...... I cannot believe this. It is so easy to blame something else, however.... us Human Be…

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I have birdfeeders, birdbaths and natural food sources for birds, in my yard. My rural property is a…