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Birth Control Methods and Your Autoimmune Disease Risk

Some studies have associated certain types of birth control with a potentially increased risk of autoimmune disease development. But how much of a risk is it really? Here's what you need to know.

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Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.

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Gestational Diabetes: 5 Life-Saving Tips for You and Your Baby-to-Be

Untreated diabetes during pregnancy can have serious repercussions. Our doctor-approved plan will help you spot the signs and take action to stay safe.

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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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How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

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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.

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Your Body Wash Could Make You More Likely to Break a Bone

Want to reduce your osteoporosis risk? You may want to check the ingredients list on your personal care products.

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How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

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Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

Get the answers to 10 common questions about fibroids, including information about symptoms, causes, treatments, and more.

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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.