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Condoms: Still a Girl’s (and Guy’s) Best Friend

When I was in graduate school, I was working on my thesis on how condoms prevent the spread of HPV, which lead to one of my nicknames.
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Considering an IUD after you deliver? What you need to know.

Though most moms are focused on labor and delivery, sometime in your 3rd trimester, your prenatal provider will probably ask what your plans are for contraception after you deliver your little one.
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Why is Metformin Used for PCOS?

Before we get started on why Metformin is used for PCOS, here’s a quick refresher on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
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All About Pee–Why that Color? What’s That Smell?

Here’s a fun fact: our pee is a sunny color because one of the waste product chemicals that end up in our urine is yellow–it’s called urobilin.
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blue medical glove holding three blocks spelling out U T I

UTI? Bladder Infection? Yeast? Which is it?

Women of all ages are most at risk of UTIs because our urethra (the tube from the bladder to the outside of our bodies) is much shorter than the guys’ so the bacteria can more easily make the trip from our vagina and up into the system. 
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GERD aka Heartburn

(GERD) is the frequent backflow of stomach acid up into your esophagus–that’s the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. This backwash is called acid reflux, and it causes irritation because well, it’s acid!
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Barb Dehn, shares tip and her expertise on every-day health topics for you and your family.

Nurse Barb

Barb Dehn, shares tips and her expertise on every-day health topics for you and your family.