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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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Does This Shot Put Your Bones at Risk?

For women who use the shot (a.k.a. Depo-Provera), there's good news and there's weird news. For years women have been warned that the shot can cause loss of minerals in their bones—which could mean th…

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