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  • High blood pressure (hypertension) and pregnancy

    High blood pressure (hypertension) and pregnancy

    Your blood pressure (measured in millimetres of mercury, or mm Hg for short) is recorded regularly during your pregnancy. It is recorded as a higher (systolic) pressure and a lower (diastolic) pressure – for example, 120/70 mm Hg, or 120 over 70.

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  • Cold and flu during pregnancy

    Cold and flu during pregnancy

    Getting the cold or flu when you are pregnant can affect your unborn baby. If you are considering pregnancy or are already pregnant, it is recommended that you have the flu vaccination to help protect you and your baby.

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  • Fibroids

    Fibroids

    Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Sometimes, these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. The growths are typically benign (noncancerous). The cause of fibroids is unknown.

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  • A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer

    A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer isn’t what it was 20 years ago. Survival rates are climbing, thanks to greater awareness, more early detection, and advances in treatment. For roughly 200,000 Americans who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

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  • 10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

    10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

    Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University researchers revealed vitamin D deficiency actually affects your DNA: “Any improvement in vitamin D status will significantly affect expression of genes that have a wide variety of biologic functions of more than 160 pathways linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.”

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