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Living With

How to Prevent Herpes Outbreaks

Genital herpes outbreaks can be painful. Here are some ways to prevent them or reduce their severity.

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Healthy Conversations

I Have an STD. Should I Tell My Partner?

Telling your partner you have an STD can be nerve-wracking. But here’s why it’s important.

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Treatment

Birth Control Options for Women Over 30

Just as you change as you get older, so do your birth control needs. Here are some options to consider.

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Risk Factors

Gluten During Pregnancy Linked to Diabetes

Can a gluten-free diet during pregnancy reduce your child's risk of diabetes? Find out if you should cut gluten out of your diet while you're pregnant.

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Complications

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

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Prevention

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

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Baby

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

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Living With

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

Postpartum depression.
Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.

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Medication

Drugs to Take (And Not to Take) When Pregnant With MS

Multiple sclerosis requires you to learn large amounts of information. During pregnancy, one concern is your MS medication.