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Introducing Liletta: A(nother) new IUD

As the use of IUDs in the U.S. has gone up, so has the number of IUD options on the market. The latest to join the party is called LILETTA™, and it will be coming soon to a health care provider near y…

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The Herb that Helps Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Every woman who has ever experienced painful menstrual cramps knows the importance of pain relief. For some women cramps can be mild while others experience debilitating pain that can affect their abi…

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The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer

New research offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. That’s good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimate…

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12 Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands

The more natural I go with skin care, the more natural I go with everything I put on my body. My latest green switch is nail care. I am a big fan of painted nails. In my jewelry career, that was limit…

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Welcome Back, Diaphragm! Caya is Slated to Hit the U.S. Market

Just when we were starting to worry about fans of this old-school barrier method, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has cleared a new diaphragm for sale in the United States…

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Which Partner Should Choose Sterilization?

Done having kids or sure you never want any? If you answer yes, you might be thinking about permanent birth control, also called sterilization. Sterilization can be done for women or men. For women, i…

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Want Discreet Contraception? Here Are Your Choices

Modern birth control methods have done wonders to give women control of their lives. You might be like me — one of contraception's biggest fans, shouting its praises from the rooftops. But sometime…

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The Location of Your Home Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

When we think about the risk factors for a heart attack, our list usually includes fatty food, sedentary job, stress and such. Research findings have now added another—and very surprising—factor to…

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Why Women Should Eat More Potassium After Menopause

What do baked potatoes, bananas, white beans, tomato paste, and dried apricots have in common? Yes, they taste great. But more than that, they are all rich sources of potassium. This vital miner…

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Top Women’s Mental Health Issues (Infographic)

Women reportedly cope with "the blues" much more than men. We must remember that these statistics are only based on national diagnoses and that men may be diagnosed less with mental health issues due …

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