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Do Hurricanes Actually Cause Women to Go Into Labor?

While Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System braced itself for the impending deluge of Hurricane Harvey, staffers prepared themselves for something else as well: a sudden inundation of women in labor. As of Saturday evening, five Memorial Hermann hospitals had experienced ...

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A Shocking Number of Women Say Period Pain Has Affected Their Job

Despite what some men try to claim, period pain is zero percent a myth for many women. Wrenching waves of cramps, throbbing lower back pain, and vise-like headaches are par for the course every month for some of us, with ...

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Why Are So Many Women Being Misdiagnosed?

Emily was bedridden with severe cramps, but five doctors told her she was simply “unlucky” to have painful periods. Tina had crushing chest pain yet was sent home from the hospital and told she had a gastrointestinal problem. Tanieka’s doctor ...

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Women Who Have Kids in Their 30s May Live Longer, Study Finds

If you’re a child-free woman, you may have heard the (obnoxious) warning that women’s fertility plummets in their 30s, despite the fact that this can happen for men too and many women start families in their 30s, 40s, and even ...

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Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism

A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children – although the effect appears to be limited. In looking at a cohort of children born between 2001 and 2011 ...

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Meet the Women Crowdfunding Their Mental Health Care

When 36-year-old Jessie (last name withheld) was in the hospital giving birth to her son almost five years ago, she had a serious physical reaction to a new medication that left her paralyzed and unable to speak. She physically recovered, ...

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Why Aren’t Doctors Giving More Young Women HPV Tests?

High-risk HPV has been in the news lately, and we all want to protect ourselves. You probably assume that your doctor wants to protect you—and therefore that your ob-gyn is testing for HPV as part of your Pap test when ...

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Why More Women Are Opting for 'Gentle C-Sections'

There aren't traditionally a lot of options when it comes to giving birth: there's c-sections and there are vaginal births. But more and more women are now choosing a kind of hybrid: “gentle c-sections,” also known as “family-centered c-sections.” During ...

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Why More Women Are Opting for 'Gentle C-Sections'

There aren't traditionally a lot of options when it comes to giving birth: there's c-sections and there are vaginal births. But more and more women are now choosing a kind of hybrid: “gentle c-sections,” also known as “family-centered c-sections.” During ...

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Women Behind Viral Before-After Weight Loss Photos Share Their Stories

Before-and-after photos have become a full-on social media phenomenon. But these kinds of images can never really show you a start point and an end point to anyone’s weight or health journey. They’re just part of a story—often a lifelong ...

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