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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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HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

Breast cancer patient advocate, Nancy Cappello.

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

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Which STI Tests Do You Need?

You may want to get tested for everything, but most of the time, that's not necessary. Here's what you should be tested for and when.

Person analyzing DNA test.

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

Unhappy woman disappointed with pregnancy test results.

Can I Still Get Pregnant If My Periods Are Irregular?

A reader with unpredictable periods writes in to find out whether she can still get pregnant. Here’s what our expert replied.

Doctor prepping ultrasound machine.

Breast Ultrasound: Frequently Asked Questions

Did you get a callback for an ultrasound after a mammogram? Here’s what to expect, and what it might tell you.

A pregnant woman drinking a cup of tea on her porch.

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes

Planning a pregnancy when you have type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things you can do to prepare yourself for the best outcome.

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The Best Way to Calculate Your Due Date

There are many ways to calculate your pregnancy due date, but what works the best?

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Should You Get a 3-D Mammogram?

Here's what you should know about tomosynthesis, the latest imaging technology for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.