If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.
Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep find that suddenly their rest is disturbed, or they can’t sleep at all. So, what does it all mean, and should you be concerned?
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What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the US and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today.
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.
In 2018, an estimated 266,120 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, while 63,960 will be diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer. With early detection and treatment, women can fight back against breast cancer. Continue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
Intrauterine devices, abbreviated as IUDs, have been around for years. However, they only recently became popular among women in the United States.
Learn why so many women are choosing IUDs as their method of birth control, and whether or not this type of birth control may be ideal for you.
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Many women experience weight gain as a side effect to menopause. Your body is trying to deal with a reduction in estrogen, and as a result, you are likely to see a few extra pounds added to your frame.
The worst part of this news is that women are not always using best practices when they attempt to lose this added weight during postmenopause. The transition of menopause leaves a woman’s body susceptible to many risks including osteoporosis and heart disease.
Fortunately, by making small changes to your diet and exercise routine, you can lose the weight in a way that is truly healthy for a postmenopausal woman.
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If you are pregnant, summertime is not your friend.
You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result in many unhealthy effects for you and your baby.
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The CDC estimates that 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) infections occur each year, and sexually experienced persons aged 15-24 make up over one-half of all new infections.
With so much information in the public eye about using condoms to prevent STDs, why do the numbers continue to rise?
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It is with mixed emotions, Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology is announcing Dr. Debra E. Brand’s retirement after 28 years of providing excellent care and service for her patients. Please join us in extending best wishes to Dr. Brand as she begins her new journey in life. We wish her much happiness and only the best in retirement.
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New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right?
There are some common health issues for new mothers, so it’s best to be prepared both physically and emotionally to handle what may come next.
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Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
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