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These Skin Conditions May Mimic a Yeast Infection or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.

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Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

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What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Can you take your medication while pregnant? Will you pass RA to your baby? Will your condition get worse during pregnancy? Read on to learn the answers.

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Does Menopause Weaken Your Immune System?

Menopause is a time of many changes, and those changes can reduce your immunity. Here’s what you should know.

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Birth Control Side Effects: A Guide

Some side effects have severe consequences; others are merely annoying. Be aware of all of them.

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11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

Ultrasound in pregnancy.

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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Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

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Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.