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Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

Call it marijuana, call it pot, or call it by its legal name, cannabis. Evidence shows humans have had a relationship with the plant for thousands of years and the number of states in the U.S. in which marijuana is legal for recreational or medicinal use continues to grow. But that doesn’t mean marijuana is

Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin as it should. Insulin is a hormone that helps balance the amount of glucose in your blood. Normally, your body changes most of the food you eat into glucose, which is also referred to as sugar. Glucose is the main source

Emergency Contraception

Things happen. You forget to take your birth control pills, a condom breaks or slips off, or you had unplanned sex and don’t have birth control at all. That’s where emergency contraception comes in. Emergency contraception keeps you from becoming pregnant after you had sex without using birth control. It doesn’t cause an abortion; it

Pregnancy and Addiction

Pregnancy should be an exciting and empowering time in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, addiction and mental health problems can compromise a woman’s safety and well-being. There’s hope for recovery, though. Help is available for pregnant women who are suffering from addiction. Click here to learn more from the Guide to Pregnancy and Addiction by

The “Breast Cancer” Genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

Breast cancer and ovarian cancer can be caused by a number of different factors. Most women who get cancer don’t have a family history of the disease, but sometimes cancer will run in families. Known as hereditary or familial cancer, these types of cancer are caused by changes, or mutations, in genes that pass from

HIV Testing: Everything You Need to Know

HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). You can get HIV through contact with an infected person’s body fluids, such as blood or semen. This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs with an infected person. If you are pregnant and have

Yes, It’s Time to Quit Smoking

We celebrate October and breast cancer awareness every year, but it’s not breast cancer that causes the most deaths for women. It’s lung cancer. And if you smoke, you’re increasing your risk. 7,000 Chemicals Every time you take a puff from a cigarette, you expose your body to more than 7,000 chemicals. Many of them

Bleeding After Menopause

You’ve had no periods for a year so BOOM! You’re officially in menopause. Now you can throw out all those supplies that you had once needed monthly from under the bathroom sink and not have to worry about them again. But then you experience some bleeding. What? Are your periods back? Likely not, but if

The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

Summer is still in its last days, but it’s not too early to be thinking about getting a flu shot, especially if you are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant. First, what exactly is the flu? More than just a bad cold, the influenza virus mostly affects the respiratory tract. It has symptoms that

What Do Pap Test Results Mean?

What Do Pap Test Results Mean? A Pap test is a screening for cervical cancer designed to find changes in the cells of your cervix (the narrow end of the uterus at the top of your vagina) that could lead to cancer. The good news is most Pap test results are normal. And an abnormal test


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