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Changes in your breast: Normal or concerning?

Do you know what things to look for when performing a breast self-exam? It can be confusing to check your breasts when you aren’t sure what exactly you’re looking for. Many questions often come to mind: What are the worrisome signs? When should I contact my physician? It is important for women to have breast...
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Breast health blind spots

As we head into October, a cycle of predictable events unfolds. The leaves start to turn, the Clemson University football team revs up its National Championship machine and Breast Cancer Awareness Month arrives. Now, I can’t do anything to make nature’s paintings any better. Nor can I do anything about Clemson’s juggernaut – believe me,...
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Breaking down the new mammography standards

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to mammography standards. These are the first changes to the regulation of mammography screenings in more than 20 years and will improve quality and modernize breast cancer screening. The key changes include providing patients with information about breast density, in the form of...
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What is a mammogram really like?

As if turning 40 isn’t enough of an annoyance by itself, it comes along with the pressure that I’m supposed to be starting to participate in that female rite of passage – mammograms. If breast cancer doesn’t run in your family, it might be tempting to skip the mammogram, or at least put it off...
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What medicines are safe to take during pregnancy?

When painful and uncomfortable symptoms strike during pregnancy, it can feel like a bit of a guessing game figuring out what medicines can safely be taken. Here is a list of approved medicines you can take for various conditions.
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Tips to achieve better bladder health

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, and while it might not be something women bring up in conversation, many women suffer from bothersome urinary symptoms. These symptoms include urine leakage, frequent need to urinate and recurrent bladder infections.
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In support of those experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is defined as two or more consecutive miscarriages. One in 20 couples trying to conceive are affected by this condition.
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Why are mammograms so important?

Women have heard for years that when you reach the age of 40, you need to start getting a mammogram. Many women, though, may not have heard the “why” behind that mantra.
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Treatment options for stress incontinence

Many people suffer from urinary incontinence, which is uncontrolled leakage of urine. Some people are too embarrassed to tell their health care provider that they are bothered with this problem.
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Digital media and ADHD

Does your teen seem tethered to her phone? Is he up until all hours playing video games? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that most teens have access to digital media—video games, texting, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, the list goes go on and on.
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