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Natural Approaches for Easing Anxiety

  • Posted on: 18 September 2009
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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women sitting on the couch with teaIf you suspect you have an anxiety disorder, I urge you to get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a mental health professional. But in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication, there are some things you can do on your own to enhance your treatment.

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Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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A birth control shot for men shows some promise, but researchers are still struggling to improve its effectiveness and deal with severe side effects caused by the injections.
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A birth control shot for men shows some promise, but researchers are still struggling to improve its effectiveness and deal with severe side effects caused by the injections.

Male Birth Control in a Shot

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THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News)—A birth control shot for men shows some promise, but researchers are still struggling to improve its effectiveness and deal with severe side effects caused by the injections.

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Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.
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Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

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TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

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Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.
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The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

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THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

What Happens if You Get Pregnant While Taking Birth Control?

  • Posted on: 7 January 2016
  • By: helen
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Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.
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Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

Pregnant While Taking Birth Control

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Becoming pregnant while taking birth control pills doesn't seem to increase the risk of birth defects, a new study suggests.

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New Study Reveals a Risk for Essure Birth Control

  • Posted on: 15 October 2015
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Women who choose Essure birth control have a higher risk of reoperation during the first year than women who have their tubes tied.

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TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News)—New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that's already the focus of controversy.

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Mice Study Could Lead to "Male Pill"

  • Posted on: 2 October 2015
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A discovery in mice could lead to a reversible, nonhormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report.

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THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News)—A discovery in mice could pave the way to a reversible, nonhormonal form of birth control for men, researchers report.

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Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

  • Posted on: 5 August 2015
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New research suggests birth control may help prevent a certain type of cancer.

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TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.

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New Oregon Law Allows Women to Have Year’s Supply of Birth Control

  • Posted on: 15 June 2015
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A new Oregon law allows women to get a year’s supply of birth control at once, effective January.

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A first-of-a-kind insurance law that allows women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time will take effect in Oregon on Jan. 1.

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More Women Are Using Long-Acting Birth Control

  • Posted on: 24 February 2015
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These methods are gaining in popularity because of their proven ability to prevent unintended pregnancies.

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TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new U.S. government report.

Among U.S. women aged 15 to 44, the use of these long-term but reversible contraceptives rose from 1.5 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent in 2011-2013, says the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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