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Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Before Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but many women have a few anxious moments. Women who have had weight loss surgery may have more anxious moments than others. Some of those moments, however, may not be warranted.
These Steps May Cut Diabetes Risk in New Moms
Between late-night feedings and diaper changes, new moms may not prioritize their own blood sugar levels. However, healthy choices and medications could prevent diabetes in those at risk for it.
Common Hormone Therapy Not Proven Safe for Menopausal Women
Women considering hormone therapy may need to speak to their doctors about the safety of their treatment options.
Hot Flash News Flash: Some Menopause Symptoms May Linger
Menopause is a natural part of aging — and so are menopause symptoms. New evidence suggests, however, that some of those symptoms may last longer than conventional wisdom would hold.
Good News After Cancer Scares for Hopeful Moms-to-Be
Getting abnormal Pap smear results can be scary — a fear that is sometimes compounded by a fear that follow-up procedures may reduce fertility. New evidence suggests, however, that many women who undergo these procedures can expect joyful surprises later in life.
Quit Smoking for Your Kids' Health
Almost any parent would like to help his or her children be healthier. For those parents or future parents who smoke, here's another reason to quit.
No Raised ADHD Risk from Labor Rx
In the quest to find the cause of ADHD, anything a child is exposed to can be on the list of suspects. New evidence may mark one potential cause off that list.
Thyroid Screening for At-Risk Women May Help Pregnancy
Decorate the baby's room, buy baby clothes, plan for the baby's future. Planning for pregnancy can be hectic, but many women may want to ask their doctor about one more thing: thyroid screening.
Pregnant or Planning? You May Want to Avoid This Rx
In many cases, pregnancy and opioids don't mix. Still, many women may be prescribed these medications.
Premature Babies Beating the Odds
Premature babies are beating the odds — more and more are going home from the hospital after they're born.