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If You Have Lupus, Consult Doctor Before Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: high-risk pregnancy, lupus, pregnancy, systemic lupus erythematosus

Before getting pregnant, it's best for lupus patients to coordinate care with their rheumatologist and an obstetrician familiar with high-risk pregnancies.


Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Cure for You

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Treatment for You

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, hysterectomy, PAP, Pap smears, robotic surgery, squamous cell carcinomas, surgery

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is the least-invasive, fastest cervical cancer surgery and cure. Learn what makes it different from a traditional hysterectomy.


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Why You Should Avoid ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds

Tags: pregnancy, ultrasound

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably eager to see what your baby looks like. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning expectant moms and dads about businesses looking to capitalize on this curiosity.


How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

Tags: acupuncture, fertility, infertility, infertility treatments, pregnancy

If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture.


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What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

Tags: advanced maternal age, fertility, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high-risk pregnancy, infertility, preeclampsia, pregnancy

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age.


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High-Risk Pregnancy? Reduce Your Risks With Early Action

Tags: gestational diabetes, heart disease, high-risk pregnancy, lupus, preeclampsia, pregnancy, pregnancy over 35, pregnant

Maternal disease, fetal problems and obstetrical complications are three possible factors in high-risk pregnancy. You can’t eliminate them, but you can reduce them.


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Top 10 Women’s Health Advances and What They Mean for You

Tags: diagnostic tests, fertility, hepatitis C, hormone therapy, hot flashes, HPV, hysterectomy, incontinence, infertility, innovations, Mediterranean diet, menopause, osteoporosis, treatments

Find out about 10 of the most influential advances in women's health of this past year, including updates in the use of hormone therapy in women after menopause.


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How You Can Deal With Excessive Worry and Lower Dementia Risk

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, anxiety disorder, dementia

Women who chronically worry are twice as likely to develop dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease, as they age. Learn how to minimize worrying in your daily life.


Menopause: Solutions to 8 Miserable Symptoms (Infographic)

Menopause: Solutions to 8 Miserable Symptoms (Infographic)

Tags: hormone therapy, hot flashes, infographic, menopause, Menopause Symptoms, periods, Speaking of Women's Health

Discover the most common symptoms of menopause, from hallmark hot flashes to skin and hair changes. Then get our expert's recommendations on hormone therapy and other solutions.


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You Don’t Have to Live With Chronic Pelvic Pain

Tags: chronic pain, chronic pelvic pain, pain management

Chronic pelvic pain is not a symptom. It is a chronic, but treatable disease, experts say. Many women don't realize that there are treatment options and help available.