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When Can You Stop Your Health Screenings?

Whether it’s a pap smear, a mammogram, or even a colonoscopy, medical screenings are vital to staying healthy as we age. But is there a point when you no longer need them? Dr. Kirtly Jones…

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How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Stopping Birth Control?

You’ve taken steps in your family planning, and now you’re ready for a baby. How long after stopping birth control are you fertile again? Well, it depends on the contraceptive.

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What Is PCOS and How Can I Treat It?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that happens to women of reproductive age. The disorder causes symptoms like irregular periods, acne, and headaches—it's also…

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I Have Night Sweats After Menopause – Am I Normal?

It’s been years since you went through menopause, but you’re still regularly experiencing night sweats. Is that normal? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains what’s typical with changes…

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Menopause and Melatonin

Women entering menopause often begin to experience difficulties sleeping—sometimes for the first time in their lives. Hormonal changes, new life stressors, and hot flashes can all interfere…

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New Research Shows Hormonal IUD Effective as Long-Term and Emergency Contraception

Research from the University of Utah and Planned Parenthood shows evidence that the hormonal intrauterine device or LNG-IUD is an effective option for both long-term and emergency contraception. Dr.…

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E6: 7 Domains of Fertility

For many people, having children and raising children is the biggest part of their life plans. But for some, infertility—not being able to get pregnant after a year of trying—can present…

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E4: 7 Domains of Periods

Every woman on the planet has periods. It's not a bad thing, it might make you feel bad, but periods aren't bad. Periods are a sign of a woman's overall health—it means you are…

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It's Important to Follow-up with Your Doctor

Some patients, unfortunately, don't get better after the first doctor's appointment, and an estimated 30 percent of patients don't even fill their prescriptions. If your condition…

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Birth Control Options for University Students

Less than half of high schools in the United States mandate contraceptive and sexual education, resulting in many young adults receiving misinformation—or no information all at—regarding…

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My Period Came Early – Am I Normal?

Your menstrual cycle started too early, too late. There's too much, too little—it's irregular. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones describes the conditions of a…

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Why Do Women Have Hot Flashes?

6,000 women in the United States enter menopause each day. One-third of all women in the United States will be postmenopausal by 2020—most are baby boomers. Menopause symptoms, such as hot…

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Tubal Ligation or Tubal Removal: Which Procedure is Right For Me?

There are two sterilization methods for women who choose to end childbearing: ligation and removal. Tubal sterilization can also decrease a woman's risk of some types of ovarian cancer by 30-50…

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Why Does Vaginal Estrogen Cost So Much?

After menopause, a majority of women don't take hormonal therapy with estrogen and often find they have a sense of dryness or burning in the vaginal area. The good news is the treatment is easy.…

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What to Expect During Your First OB/GYN Exam

It’s on the calendar. It’s coming soon. Your first gynecological exam. For some young women, this may be particularly anxiety-inducing. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones…

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When Should I Schedule My First OB/GYN Appointment?

Regular gynecological exams are essential for women’s health—but there can be confusion about when a woman should schedule her first appointment. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains some of…

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