Sexual Health
Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Seniors

Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adults

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are at an all-time high. While most of these cases affect teens and young adults, rates among older people are also climbing. “Older individuals may think they don’t have to use …

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Healthy Postpartum Care
No, You Shouldn't Eat Your Placenta (and other postpartum tips)

No, You Shouldn’t Eat Your Placenta

Eating the placenta after delivering a baby may sound gross, but celebrity moms from January Jones to Kim Kardashian claim ingesting the placenta after birth boosts milk production, increases energy and staves off postpartum depression. What harried new mom wouldn’t want some of that? FAQ on Placenta Eating (aka Placentophagy) …

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Women's Health
Dealing with Hot Flashes

Dealing with Hot Flashes

For many women, the symptoms of menopause can be a nuisance. Just as you faced hormonal shifts during puberty, you’ll also have to navigate another series of changes in the years surrounding menopause. One of the biggest complaints among women in the pre-, peri- and postmenopausal year? Hot flashes. Heating …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Eating for Two

Eating for Two: Healthy Choices for Baby & You

When eating for two (or more), it’s where the calories come from that matters most. Extra baby-building calories need to come from a well-balanced diet that is high in protein, low in sugar and refined carbs, loaded with fiber, and rich in the right kind of fat—omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. You …

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Sexual & Reproductive Health
BIrth Control Options

What’s the Best Birth Control Option for You?

When it comes to birth control, men and women have more options than ever before. But deciding which type is right for you can be a challenge. “Decisions around birth control are largely based on personal preference,” says Melina Dendrinos, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Henry Ford Health System. Some people …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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Taking Care of Your Urinary Health
9 Facts About UTIs

UTIs: 9 Things You Should Know

Ever felt a painful burning sensation when you needed to pee? You’re not alone. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are shockingly common. Yet, most people who suffer from them don’t know why they happen — or what to do about them. Get the Facts About UTIs Not all cases of …

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Women's Health
6 Myths About Menopause & HRT

6 Myths About Menopause and HRT Debunked

Anyone who has been through menopause can attest that symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and insomnia can wreak havoc on your well-being. Some women even develop a sort of brain fog and have trouble remembering where they left their keys. “Some of these changes are age-related,” …

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Reproductive Medicine
Busting 8 Myths About Fertility

Busting 3 Common Myths About Fertility

When scrolling through the adorable pictures of babies on social media, you might be tempted to believe that getting pregnant is always easy. While it may come naturally for some, it’s much more of a challenge for those who struggle with infertility. In general, infertility is defined as not being …

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Women's Health
Women's Essential Health Screenings

9 Important Screenings Every Woman Should Get

Part of maintaining a healthy body is to make sure you are keeping up to date with important health screenings. A recent study found that only 8 percent of adults over age 35 get high-priority, preventive screenings. Now more than ever, it is important to know about the steps you …

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