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Living Well With AFib

Those who have AFib should be well aware of these things: living a healthy lifestyle and reducing stroke risk.

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The Migraine Treatment You Don't—But Should—Know About

Learn more about non-drug migraine treatments that are now cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Pregnancy & Parenting

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

Pregnancy & Parenting

Why Aren't Women Speaking Up About Postpartum Depression?

Here are some potential hurdles women may face when seeking care for PPD and some tips for how to overcome them.

What Do We Know About Endometriosis, Its Symptoms And Risk Factors?

There's no denying that endometriosis (sometimes referred to as "endo") can be painful. It can also be confusing, concerning and more common than many people think.

What Are Your Options For Managing Endometriosis?

Our CEO, Beth Battaglino, offers an overview of treatment options and the questions to consider asking your healthcare provider (HCP) before deciding what's right for you.

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis Could Hurt You

As common as endometriosis (or "endo") is—affecting an estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age—its diagnosis is often delayed, sometimes by as much as six to 10 years.

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I had a partial hysterectomy four years ago due to fibroids. I was 48 years old and weighed 116 pounds now I weigh 137 pounds. Do you think it was just the hysterectomy that caused my weight gain? What can I do to lose weight?

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  • Q: I had a partial hysterectomy four years ago due to fibroids. I was 48 years old and weighed 116 pounds. (I'm five-foot-one.) Now I weigh 137 pounds. I have not changed my diet or exercise routine. I still have my ovaries. Do you think it was just the hysterectomy that caused my weight gain? What can I do to lose weight?
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