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Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. It contains special cells called hematopoietic stem cells that can be used to treat some types of diseases. What are hematopoietic stem cells? Most cells can

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Hormone Therapy for Menopause

What is hormone therapy? Hormone therapy is a medical treatment that can help relieve the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Hormone therapy also is called “hormone replacement therapy” or “menopausal hormone therapy.” What are menopause and perimenopause?

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy

Certain lab tests are part of routine care during pregnancy. Some of these tests are done with a blood sample. Others use a urine sample or a sample of tissue taken from your vagina, cervix, or rectum. These

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Emergency Contraception (Plan B)

What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception (sometimes called Plan B) (EC) reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Common situations in which EC could be used include forgetting to take several birth control

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Pain Relief During Child Birth

Considering Pain Relief During Child Birth? You can ask for pain relief during labor. You should not feel pressured to choose a particular option by your partner, friends, family members, or health care professional. Only

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woman in doctor office discussing Hysterectomy options


What is a hysterectomy? Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States. Removing your uterus means that you can no longer get pregnant. Itching

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