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Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

How, where and when to store it (HealthDay News) — If you’ve pumped breast milk, you’ll want to store it properly so it’s safe to drink at the next feeding. The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines: Always wash hands carefully with soap and water. Choose a clean container that’s made of glass or BPA-free plastic,…

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Health Tip: Getting an X-Ray During Pregnancy

Here’s what you can do (HealthDay News) — X-rays provide important insight to doctors trying to diagnose a bone problem. But there are some risks associated with exposure to radiation. However, the risks of avoiding an X-ray are likely to be greater than the small risk of having one. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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When Is It Heavy Bleeding vs. Menorrhagia?

Heavy bleeding during menstrual periods is a symptom many women experience. But if your bleeding is so heavy it disrupts daily activities, you may actually have a condition called menorrhagia. Women who have menorrhagia experience abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding and cramping with every period to the point they can’t maintain their usual activities. Symptoms…

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How To Learn If NovaSure Is For You

If you suffer from heavy menstrual periods, you are not alone. Approximately one in five women experience a heavy flow during their menstrual cycle to the point it is disruptive to everyday life. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a safe in-office procedure that can reduce or eliminate heavy menstrual bleeding. It works by removing the uterine…