Women’s Health

Panel Advises Pregnant Women To Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

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October 29, 2012

After a frightening resurgence of whooping cough this year, an expert panel is urging expecting mothers to get a shot preventing the dreaded childhood disease, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby. The advice comes on the heels of one of the nation's worst years for whooping cough ... read more


Study Finds Vitamin D May Do Nothing To Prevent Common Colds

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October 14, 2012

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new study finds a dose of Vitamin D--long considered a surefire way to prevent a common cold--does nothing to stave off colds or other forms of upper respiratory tract infections. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included 322 healthy adults in New Zealand ... read more


U.S. Medical Advisors Say Ovarian Cancer Screening For Healthy Women May Cause More Harm Than Good

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September 15, 2012

Healthy women should not be routinely screened for ovarian cancer because it won't reduce their risk of dying from the disease, and may even put them at increased risk for unnecessary harm, such as major surgery, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced Monday. The findings, published on Sept. 11 in Annals of Internal Medicine, ... read more


New Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom On Sex Life Of Teens

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September 6, 2012

The conventional wisdom that teenagers who are not ready for sexual intercourse are experimenting with oral sex on large scale is being challenged by new data on the subject. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of teenagers and young adults have had oral sex — about as many ... read more


Essure Offers Women Permanent Birth Control In The Comfort Of Their Doctor's Office

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August 21, 2012

If you believe your family is complete and you have considered permanent birth control, then a fast and convenient in-office procedure, called Essure, might be the perfect choice for you. Available right at Women's HealthFirst, Essure is a minimally invasive, technologically advanced means of sterilization. As effective as  the traditional "tying your tubes", Essure is ... read more


ObamaCare and Doctor Shortages

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August 6, 2012

As President Obama's signature health care law begins extending coverage to some 30 million Americans in 2014, some health experts fear a new “invisible problem” lurking on the horizon: a doctor shortage. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed, with that number more ... read more


Study Shows Parenthood May Reduce Risk Of Catching A Cold

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July 30, 2012

Although it may not always feel that way, becoming a parent can actually be good for your health. According to a new study published in the July edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, parents were half as likely to catch a cold than non-parents regardless of any pre-existing immunity and even after exposing them to cold viruses. ... read more


Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Weight Gain In Older Women

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July 27, 2012

A new study published in the journal of Women's Health finds that older women who don't get enough vitamin D might be slightly heavier than those who do. The study, which examined about 4,600 aged 65 and older for 4½ years, found that women with low levels of vitamin D in their blood gained about ... read more


New Study Finds Depression During Pregnancy Linked To Premature Births

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July 26, 2012

Women who have depression symptoms during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver prematurely, a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds. Researchers found that of more than 14,000 pregnant women, those who screened positive for possible clinical depression had an increased chance of preterm birth, with 14 percent delivering ... read more


New CDC Study Finds 1 In 13 Pregnant Women Consume Alcohol

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July 25, 2012

Despite repeated warnings from healthcare professionals about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, a new study reveals that as many as 1 in 13 pregnant women, or about 8 percent of expectant mothers, consume alcohol. The study, published in the July 20 issue of the CDC's journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, finds that 51.5% ... read more