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While you may be well versed with the routine Pap smear* that involves the slightly uncomfortable insertion of a metal speculum into your nether regions, there is likely a lot you don’t know when it comes to gynecological cancer. For instance, the Pap only tests for cervical cancer — there are four other entirely different types of cancers that can

The art of breastfeeding can be a conundrum for many new (and even experienced!) moms — from latch to milk supply to the frequency of feeds. But there’s no doubt when it comes to the endless benefits that breast milk can provide your baby. Known to many as nature’s perfect baby food, breast milk is brimming with health benefits for

Bringing a new baby into the family can introduce a whole host of emotions, from excitement and joy to sadness and anxiety. The flux of hormones coupled with the extreme life change, be it your first baby or your fifth, can contribute to several of these negative feelings. This can cause both confusion and even guilt for many mamas who

Whether you may be having a scheduled cesarean section or experience an emergency one, there is sure to be a slew of emotions involved. Not only is a c-section considered major surgery, but it also may not be what you had hoped for your baby’s birth in the first place. Perhaps you wanted a natural delivery with minimal pain medication

While heart disease may often be considered a primary problem for men, it’s actually the leading cause of death for both men and women. Shocking, right? And though heart disease may be more common in those who are older or post-menopause, it is something that women of all ages should take seriously. In fact, one in three female adults has

While it’s something many of us don’t want to think about, menopause is bound to hit basically 100 percent of women. If you have a menstrual cycle, you’re going to be gifted with “the change” at some point during your 40s and 50s (51 is the average age in the U.S. for the onset of menopause), though a very small

The new year often brings the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings, making it an optimal time to kickstart any self-improvement goals. But the fact is, more than half of all New Year’s resolutions fail, often for one of three reasons: It’s based on what someone else (or society) thinks you should change, it’s too vague, or you

‘Tis the season to count your blessings. With the holidays fully upon us and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is an optimal time to consider all we have to be grateful for. But for many, the holiday season can also be a period of stress and sadness — whether you feel overwhelmed with the pressure to host a flawless

While pink ribbons seem to run rampant during the month of October, breast cancer is a topic that should be on our minds 365 days a year — or at least some of those days. The truth? Females in the U.S. have a 12 percent chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetime — that’s one in eight women. That means

If you’re a mom, you can barely get dressed without having to pause mid-pant leg to make a snack, change a diaper, or ward off some disastrous situation that may or may not involve “washable” markers and your kitchen table. If you live with a roommate (be it your spouse, a friend, your dog, or someone you found on Craigslist), there are

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Ultrasound Beaches OBGYN Jacksonville Beach FL

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is an endocrine disorder that causes hormonal imbalances in approximately 5-10% of all women. PCOS is a complex and heterogeneous disorder, and the most common cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from PCOS present either oligo-ovulation or anovulation (less frequent or absent ovulation). This results in irregular menstruation or the

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Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the cells of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body. This abnormal growth can cause pelvicpain, irregular bleeding, and infertility. The most commonly affected areas are the ovaries, bowel, or the lining of the pelvis.Just like normal cells of the lining of the uterus, endometriosis

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Do heavy periods affect your life? If so, you’re definitely not alone. It’s estimated that excessive menstrual bleeding affects one out every five women. Many women begin to experience excessive and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle – they take a physical, social,

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