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Cervical Cancer Awareness Guide

Cervical Cancer Awareness Guide

 

This guide to cervical cancer will help women better understand this disease, know their risk, and learn the treatment options.

The five-second rule

The five-second rule

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Germ exposure isn’t all bad. In fact, studies in mice suggest some exposure might actually help build the immune system and guard against asthma and other allergic diseases.

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

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There are lots of “natural” remedies that supposedly induce labor. Here’s what those methods are really all about.

What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

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Fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer and the need for liver transplant. Dr. Lee discusses risks and clinical trials for a new treatment.

Should I have a transvaginal ultrasound to measure cervical length and help prevent preterm delivery?

Should I have a transvaginal ultrasound to measure cervical length and help prevent preterm delivery?

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Cervical length can help identify women at risk of preterm delivery, but the screening test to determine cervical length might not be worth the time, expense, or discomfort. Here’s why.

How a sleep apnea implant may lower your heart disease risk

How a sleep apnea implant may lower your heart disease risk

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Sleep apnea can raise the risk for heart disease. A new surgical implant may reduce that risk and treat sleep apnea without CPAP masks and hoses.

Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

Who should consider epilepsy surgery, and when

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Recent advancements have made epilepsy surgery safer and more effective. Dr. Lega discusses when people with epilepsy should consider a surgical evaluation.

Coping with fear of childbirth

Coping with fear of childbirth

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Many women struggle with fear of childbirth. Actively preparing for the big day can help make the experience less stressful and more enjoyable.

What women need to know about heart attack symptoms

What women need to know about heart attack symptoms

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Heart attack symptoms in women can be subtle. But less severe symptoms don’t mean a less severe heart attack.

Back in action: Updated treatment recommendations for lower back pain

Back in action: Updated treatment recommendations for lower back pain

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Lower back pain often responds to exercise therapy and conservative treatment. But for certain conditions, medication or surgery may be necessary.