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pregnant older womanAt a time when society struggles to find a definition for the “typical” American family, perinatologists at Greenwich Hospital are helping women start and grow families when a pregnancy is considered “high risk” due to age or other factors.

“While a woman in her late thirties or early forties is considered young by many standards, when it comes to reproduction, she is considered high-risk,” says perinatologist Annette Bond, MD, director of maternal-fetal medicine at Greenwich Hospital.

Sunday, 03 March 2013 00:00
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alcohol consumption during pregnancyAny alcohol consumption during pregnancy, especially during the second half of the first trimester, puts the newborn at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), according to a new study on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. 

Monday, 20 August 2012 00:00
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pregnant-woman-brushing-teethIf thinking of future children makes you smile, then reach for a toothbrush and some dental floss!  While fate determines whether some are able to conceive, new research suggests oral health issues may play a key role in fertility.

Friday, 27 December 2013 00:00
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forgetfullness womanSoy may not Preserve Thinking Abilities in Women as Once Thought

If there has not been enough bad news about eating soy, a new study published in the June 5, 2012, print issue of Neurology suggests that soy protein may not preserve overall thinking abilities in women over the age of 45 as previous reports had suggested.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00
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pregnant-womanNew caffeine research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology reveals that caffeine consumption may make it harder for a woman to get pregnant.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00
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women guzzling coffeeNew caffeine research reveals that caffeine consumption may make it harder for a woman to get pregnant.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:07
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low-birthweight babyBabies born at very low birth weights struggle in their early years and a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers suggests that their mothers do, too.

Monday, 06 February 2012 16:00
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woman-mental-illnessNearly 50 million people, suffered mental illness in the past year with women and young adults more susceptible, according to a new report on Mental Illness by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:00
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More than 80,000 women in the United States are diagnosed each year with a gynecologic cancerPelvic pain and abnormal bleeding aren’t the only signs of gynecologic cancer, which includes cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer).

As part of Cervical Health Awareness Month in January, cancer experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center share other gynecologic cancer symptoms that often are overlooked.

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:53
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HHS Restricts Over-the-counter Plan B Birth Control Access to Girls Younger than 17

morningafterpillPlan B-One Step, the so-called "morning after pill," will not be made available over the counter to girls younger than 17, regardless of a previous Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation, according to a statement by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00
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