Family planning

Who is at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a vein is blocked by a blood clot, usually inside a leg.  Every year about 500,000 Americans experience DVT; DVT causes death in up to 20% of those cases. While the blood clot can dissolve on its own, the danger comes when part...

Show Love to Yourself (10 Tips under $10)

For this Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of self-care. Being good to yourself doesn’t need to break the bank. We've got 10 sweet ideas for inexpensive (many of the ideas are cost-free) and healthy ways to indulge. Explore your Neighborhood Getting outside in...

Know your Migraine Triggers

If you’re a migraine sufferer, you’ll recognize the symptoms. A migraine is a throbbing and painful headache; the pain usually stays on one side of the head. Migraines are often "triggered" by specific situations. Migraine symptoms can be debilitating. The pain can be...

Marriage Can Make Your Heart Sick

Heart health, especially women’s, is very connected to relationship health. Research shows that happily married people (or people who are in happy long-term relationships) have lower levels of heart disease than single, divorced, or separated people.

Could My Pregnancy Test Be Wrong? Six Reasons Why

Home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate. However, even the most reliable test can give the wrong result when some other factors interfere with it. If you’ve taken a pregnancy test and are confused, read about six reasons why the pregnancy test may have been incorrect....

How Much Sadness is Normal?

Depression affects 16% of the population. If you haven’t experienced depression, it’s likely you know someone who has. Depression is a serious medical condition, but it's still confused with ordinary sadness. Grief is normal after a traumatic experience, such as a...

How to Prevent UTIs

Burning, urgency to pee, frequent urination, low back pain. Symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are painful and annoying, especially if you experience them frequently. Caused by bacteria, women are more likely to have them because bacteria from stools can come...

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