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Bone Health: Tips To Keep Your Bones Healthy

Bones play many roles in the body—providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles, and storing calcium. While it's important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health, too. Why is bone health important? Your bones are continuously changing—new bone is made and old bone […]

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How New Recommendations on Perinatal Depression Might Change Your Next Prenatal Appointment

It's estimated that up to one in seven pregnant people will experience perinatal depression, depression that develops during pregnancy or after childbirth. Now, a government task force has come up with new recommendations they say can drastically help lower those numbers. The new recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). To formulate […]

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Seasonale: Is Breakthrough Bleeding More Common?

Is breakthrough bleeding more common with extended-cycle birth control pills, such as Seasonale and others? Answer From Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D. Breakthrough bleeding—meaning spotting or bleeding between periods—can occur with any birth control pill, especially during the first few months of use. However, breakthrough bleeding is more likely with continuous and extended-cycle regimens—such as Seasonale, […]