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News in Obstetrics: Birth Defects Awareness & Prevention

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. According to the March of Dimes, about 120,000 babies born each year have congenital normalities. A birth defect...

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are removed by the body before they cause...

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)? Symptoms, Signs, & Causes

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition caused by changes in the number of certain types of bacteria in your vagina. BV is common, and any woman can get it. BV is easily treatable with medicine from your doctor or nurse. If left untreated, it can raise your risk for...

Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

Did you know you have more than 200 bones in your body? They hold you up and, along with your muscles, keep you moving, so it's important to take good care of your bones. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes bones to become weak and break easily....

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