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What is a Dermoid Cyst?

Dermoid cysts are one of the most common types of ovarian cysts found in women between 20 and 40. And if you’ve heard about them, you’ve likely been surprised to hear that they can contain hair and even teeth!
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PMS, and when it is PMDD?

This is a question I hear all the time. Many of us have some of the typical signs of PMS before our periods, but when is it a concern? In both Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), symptoms usually start 7 to 10 days before your period starts and can continue for the first few days of your period. PMDD is a severe, sometimes disabling form of PMS.
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Do I Have Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, causes stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. What happens is the membrane that surrounds the shoulder joint (the joint capsule) begins to thicken and stiffen. The bones, ligaments, and tendons that make up your shoulder joint are encased in this capsule of connective tissue. 
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Unwanted Hair and PCOS

Women of a certain age all know about dealing with problem hairs appearing where they are not wanted. Post menopause our estrogen levels drop, which allows androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) to cause an increase in those random mustache and whisker hairs! 
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Hair Loss in Women

On average about 50 to 100 hairs a day fall out of our heads naturally. Hairs fall out and new ones grow in. When that balance becomes tipped to more out than in, that’s considered hair loss – the medical term is “alopecia.”
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What is Postpartum and Perinatal Depression?

Most of us have heard of postpartum (after delivery) depression, but mood disorders can occur at any phase of a pregnancy. Perinatal refers to the time both before and after the baby’s birth. This kind of depression is different from the more common weepy exhaustion that many new mothers feel the first few days after giving birth, when their hormones are shifting rapidly, and their sleep is interrupted by caring for the baby. 
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Nurse Barb

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.