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Category Archives: Women’s Health

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Urinary Incontinence

What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not be able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage. UI can range from […]

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Push Past a Weight-Loss Plateau

If you want to lose weight successfully, slow and steady progress is your best bet. Experts recommend aiming to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week for the first 6 months. Once you’ve made it that far, continuing to your final goal may seem like a snap. Yet it’s after 6 months of making steady […]

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What’s Causing My Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain is a common problem for women. It’s a general term for pain that occurs below the belly button. That includes pain in the lower belly, lower back, buttocks, and genital area. About 14% of women in the U.S. have pelvic pain lasting for at least 3 to 6 months. Many others experience it […]

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What Women Need to Know About Thyroid Disease

For being so tiny, the thyroid sure has a big job. The butterfly-shaped gland at the bottom of the neck makes the thyroid hormone, which affects nearly every tissue and organ in the body. It controls your heart rate and how fast you burn calories, among many other things. When there’s too much or too […]

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SBL Welcomes Endocrinologist

Endocrinologist Sathya Subbiah has come to know her patients more like good friends and extended family members. “I like to understand them as a person. I like to know their family background, where they work, and what they like to do. Long-time patients will bring in photos of their kids or new grandkids to show […]

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Menopause Myths

Myth #1:  Menopause begins at 50 Menopause begins at 50…or at 42…or 36…or 61. The average woman begins menopause at 52, but you may start your transition anywhere from your 30’s to your 60’s. Menopause is technically defined as the absence of a menstruation for a period of one year. Women sometimes say they didn’t […]

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Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night’s rest.