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  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration
    The most common triggers that stimulate migraines are stress, weather changes, alcohol, changes in dietary or sleep patterns, and hormonal fluctuations, which cause "menstrual migraines" in some women. Other factors, such as caffeine, aged cheese, bright lights, exertion, smoke, and noise, are also...Read More
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    Study Backs Routine Cancer Gene Testing for Many Jewish Women

    Routine screening for breast and ovarian cancer-causing gene mutations should ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

    Study Backs Routine Cancer Gene Testing for Many Jewish Women

    Routine screening for breast and ovarian cancer-causing gene mutations should ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

    Study Backs Routine Cancer Gene Testing for Many Jewish Women

    Routine screening for breast and ovarian cancer-causing gene mutations should ...Full Article

  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration
    Folate is an essential vitamin that your baby needs in order to grow. Consuming enough folate at the very beginning of pregnancy can prevent 50 to 70 percent of neural tube defects, which cause birth impairments such as spin bifida.

    Folate, which is a B vitamin, is sometimes called the "foliage"...Read More
  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration

    The steps of meditation are as follows:

    • Assume a comfortable position and close your eyes.
    • Take a few deep breaths to calm your mind and body. Inhale deeply, expanding your stomach. As you exhale, imagine that you are blowing out a candle.
    • Then, concentrate mentally on a word, sound, phrase, or prayer
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  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration

    The following are signs of potentially disordered eating:

    • Change in personality or behavior: More withdrawn, secretive, depressed, or irritable; spends a great deal of time alone or in the bathroom; prone to tantrums; shoplifts or takes money from friends and family members to meet food needs; denies
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  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration

    In about one in twenty births, the woman experiences heavy bleeding after giving birth (postpartum hemorrhage). This happens most commonly in the first twenty-four hours after birth, but occasionally a few days or even many weeks later.

    By far the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage

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  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable sensations in the legs, accompanied by an irresistible urge to move about in an effort to relieve these feelings. Symptoms include crawly, tingling skin, excessive twitching, and involuntary leg twitching

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  • Boston Women's Health Book Collective - Cambridge, MA - Administration

    Some medical researchers, health care providers, and drug companies have defined menopause as a hormone "condition due to ovarian." According to this view, menopause is a condition similar to thyroid deficiency or diabetes. If untreated, we will be at greater risk for many chronic diseases, a lower

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