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Painful Periods  

Discomfort during menstrual cycles has been normalized, however something can be done besides reaching for the ibuprofen! Menstrual Cramps occur due to a chemical compound called prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is naturally present in the body and its role is to contract and relax the uterus. During your period, prostaglandin is released in order for the uterus …

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What are the Symptoms of Perimenopause

Do You Know the Symptoms of Perimenopause?  Perimenopause begins earlier than you think!  Perimenopause means “around menopause” and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Perimenopause is also called the menopausal transition. Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice …

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Celebrating National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to …

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