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    7 Common Pains During Pregnancy and How to Deal with Them

    Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyful time - except for the discomfort, weird body changes, aches and pains. Learning how to deal with pains during pregnancy is essential to your health and to...

    Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through...

    Tracing Spread of Zika Virus in the Americas

    By: Dr. Francis Collins A couple of summers ago, the threat of mosquito-borne Zika virus disease in tropical areas of the Americas caused major concern, and altered the travel plans of many. The concern was driven...
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    Women with Gestational Diabetes May be at Risk for Kidney Disease

    Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The study appears in Diabetes...
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    My Experience with Premature Pre-Rupture of Membranes

    Premature pre-rupture of membranes (PPROM) is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of all preterm births in the United States each year. I had never heard of PPROM before I was diagnosed, and I...

    March of Dimes: Why I March

    According to the World Health Organization, every year there are 15 million babies born prematurely across the world. To break it down, that is more than one in 10 babies. Sadly, this can result in...
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    I Think I Have Postpartum Depression. What Do I Do?

    Postpartum depression (PPD) is more common than you may think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 9 women experience depression before, during, or after pregnancy— and those are...
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    Treatment For Labor Pain: Nitrous Oxide

    Nitrous Oxide vs Epidural for Treatment for Labor Pain  Laughing Gas is becoming a popular request in delivery rooms, rather than anesthesia. Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a greenhouse gas that is used...
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    3 Things to Avoid If You Have Postpartum Depression

    Having a baby is one of the most beautiful life experiences. For many women, however, it can also be a very difficult and trying time emotionally. Each year, approximately 950,000 women suffer from postpartum...
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    Pregnancy Pain: 5 Tips for Back Pain Relief

    Exercise Regularly Exercise can help strengthen your muscles, which can ease some of the stress on your spine. Swimming is a great exercise for pregnant women because it's low impact and the weightlessness you feel...
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    2012: Top Trending Health Issue on Google

    Some 59 percent of Americans who use the Web say they've searched for health information online in the past year, according to January data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. It has...

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