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What Does Being a “High Risk” for Breast Cancer Mean?

What Does Being a “High Risk” for Breast Cancer Mean?

by Yenny (SU)
You eat right. You don’t smoke. You get enough rest and you have even eliminated all chemicals from your home. Yet at your most recent GYN appointment, you were shocked to learn that you are considered “high risk” for breast cancer.

Is Age a Factor in Fertility?

Is Age a Factor in Fertility?

by Yenny (SU)
Women are born with all the eggs they will have throughout their lifetime – approximately 1 to 2 million of them. However, unlike skin or blood cells that can regenerate and multiply, the body isn’t able to produce more egg cells, so the number gradually decreases with age. For example, by puberty, a woman’s egg count may be 1 million, then 500,000 by her early 20s, and significantly less by the time she reaches menopause.

Is Preeclampsia Preventative?

Is Preeclampsia Preventative?

by Yenny (SU)
Preeclampsia is a very dangerous condition that can surface in pregnant women, usually after twenty weeks. Previously, preeclampsia was diagnosed by extremely elevated protein levels in the mother-to-be’s urine. After doctors determined that organ problems sometimes do not result in elevated protein levels but cause preeclampsia nonetheless, it became acceptable that the condition could also be diagnosed by persistent high blood pressure or the new development of decreased blood platelets.

Is the HPV Shot Effective?

Is the HPV Shot Effective?

by Yenny (SU)
The HPV vaccine is very effective against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause several types of cancer. The vaccine is effective against HPV 16 and HPV 18, which together cause 70 percent or more of the cases of cervical cancer.

Five Healthy Snacks for Pregnancy

Five Healthy Snacks for Pregnancy

by Holly (SU)
Navigating the nine months of pregnancy, a mother-to-be is a superhero. Not only is her body creating another life, but she is striving to be healthy for two!

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