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Egg Freezing: 5 Things You Need to Know
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October 22nd, 2014
The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cover the steep cost of egg freezing for its employees has many people talking about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
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US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
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September 24th, 2014
The rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is double that of some other developed countries, and the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States plays a role in this, a new report says.
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Liberal and Conservative States Equally Clueless About Abortions
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August 18th, 2014
Americans living in politically liberal states and those in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.
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Middleton's 2nd Pregnancy: Is Short Spacing Healthy?
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September 9th, 2014
Duchess Kate Middleton is pregnant again, about 13 months after giving birth to her first child, but is such a short time between pregnancies healthy?
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DIY Vaginal Ultrasounds Could Reduce Trips to the Doctor
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July 23rd, 2014
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be able to cut down on their trips to the doctor, thanks to a technology that allows them to perform vaginal ultrasounds at home.
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First Baby Is Born to Woman with Womb Transplant
October 3rd, 2014
In a medical first, a baby is born to a woman who had received a womb transplant, doctors report.
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Flu Shot Recommended for All Pregnant Women
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August 19th, 2014
Pregnant? Then you should get a flu shot, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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