Measles Risk for Lane County Causes Restricted Access

Multiple Cases of Measles have been identified in the Vancouver/Portland area, increasing the risk for Lane County! Area hospitals are restricting access to Labor and Delivery as well as Postpartum to persons over the age of 12 to limit the potential risk of Measles exposure to infants.  In order to decrease exposure to others: Anyone … Continue reading Measles Risk for Lane County Causes Restricted Access

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What’s New in Birth Control and Family Planning

What's new in birth control and family planning

There are many methods to prevent pregnancy that work well and are easy to use. Significant advances in birth control options make it easier than ever for women to take control of their reproductive health. Women can now choose many non-surgical options such as birth control implants, patches, pills, shots, vaginal rings and cervical caps, … Continue reading What’s New in Birth Control and Family Planning

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Symptoms and Treatments of PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

olycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Many women have PCOS but not every woman knows they have it. PCOS is a syndrome in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. PCOS can affect many aspects of a woman’s health, from her menstrual cycle, acne and to extra hair growth … Continue reading Symptoms and Treatments of PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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​Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

​Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common diagnosis for women of different ages. The muscles that control our urine flow weaken over time. It happens because we age, or through pregnancy, or even through heredity. There are several different types and there are treatments for urinary incontinence that can make a big improvement. ​Types of Urinary Incontinence … Continue reading ​Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

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Severe Morning Sickness – What is Hyperemisis Gravidarum?

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Some nausea and vomiting during the earlier stages of pregnancy is common. The discomfort is caused by levels of pregnancy hormones, specifically hCG, (human chorionic gonadotropin, the hormone responsible for helping to build your baby’s placenta) and estrogen in a woman’s body. Both of these increase rapidly during pregnacy. Hyperemisis Gravidarum is known as severe … Continue reading Severe Morning Sickness – What is Hyperemisis Gravidarum?

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Uterine Fibroids and Treatments for Fibroids – Some Have No Symptoms

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Fibroids are noncancerous tumors, or overgrowth of uterine muscle, that grow when they should not. Less than 0.1% of uterine fibroids become cancerous, but they generally should be treated because they can cause pain, heavy bleeding and other complications. Growth of a uterine fibroid Typically uterine fibroids are simply called fibroids, but they can also … Continue reading Uterine Fibroids and Treatments for Fibroids – Some Have No Symptoms

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