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The Link Between Repeated Withdrawal from Contraceptive Steroids and Adverse Mental Health: A Closer Look at the JAMA Network Open Study

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers have shed light on a concerning connection between repeated withdrawal from contraceptive steroids during the monthly pill pause and adverse mental health symptoms. The findings highlight a crucial aspect of women’s reproductive health that goes beyond the physiological effects of contraceptives, emphasizing the importance of […]

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Unraveling the Mystery: How the “Xist” Molecule May Illuminate Gender Disparities in Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases have long perplexed the medical community, especially given the stark gender disparities observed in their prevalence. Conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis disproportionately affect women, and a recent breakthrough by an international team of scientists at Stanford University may shed light on this longstanding mystery. Their research, published in Cell, unveils a […]

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Nourishing the Mind: Exploring the MIND Diet and Its Role in Dementia Prevention

In pursuing a long and vibrant life, the importance of a healthy mind cannot be overstated. As we age, the specter of cognitive decline and dementia looms large, prompting a quest for ways to fortify our brains against such formidable adversaries. One dietary approach that has garnered attention for its potential to stave off cognitive […]

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Fertility-Friendly Diets: Nourishing Your Body for Conception

The journey to parenthood is a profound and life-changing experience for many individuals or couples. While numerous factors contribute to fertility, adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a well-balanced diet, can play a crucial role in enhancing fertility. In this article, we’ll explore diets associated with the best fertility and how the right nutrients can positively […]

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The Crucial Role of Flu Shots for Pregnant Women in Protecting Newborns

Bringing a new life into the world is a joyous occasion, but it also comes with a responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of both mother and child. One crucial aspect of maternal care during pregnancy is the influenza vaccination, a topic that has garnered attention due to its potential impact on protecting newborns. […]

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Nexplanon Contraceptive Device: A Rising Trend Among Teenagers

The landscape of contraceptive options has expanded significantly in recent years, offering individuals more choices to suit their preferences and lifestyles. Among the array of birth control methods, the hormonal implant Nexplanon has gained notable popularity, particularly among teenagers. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the usage of hormonal […]

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Exercising Before Pregnancy: A Healthy Foundation for an Enjoyable Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is a life-altering journey that comes with a rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes. Preparing your body for this transformation is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your future child. Exercising before getting pregnant can provide you with a healthier, more enjoyable pregnancy, and help you navigate the […]

Updated El Camino Hospital Visitors Policy–Effective November 1, 2023

El Camino Health Visitor Guidelines Effective November 1, 2023 Thank you for allowing El Camino Health to care for you and your loved ones.  Safety remains our highest priority. By order of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, masking is required for all patients, visitors, and staff from November 1, 2023, through March 31, […]

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Improved Quality of Life for Women After Endometriosis Surgery: A Transformative Study

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, this disorder often leads to excruciating pain, fertility issues, and a significant decrease in the quality of life. However, a recent study, as reported by Healio on October 20th, suggests that women who undergo […]

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Maternal TdaP Administration in the Third Trimester: Protecting Two Lives

Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience filled with joy, anticipation, and a growing list of responsibilities. Among these responsibilities is ensuring the health and well-being of your child, even before they enter the world. One crucial aspect of this is maternal vaccination, particularly the administration of the TdaP vaccine during the third trimester. This […]

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