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Overweight and Obesity

If your health care provider (HCP) told you that your weight or BMI falls in the “overweight” or “obese” range you may be experiencing a variety of emotions. It is … read more

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vaccineMeningococcal Vaccine

Although meningococcal infections are rare, they are very serious diseases that can cause death. Even with early treatment, there is a risk of serious complications. Luckily, there is a vaccine … read more

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female gender symbolHymens: Types of Hymens

Hymen: a thin membrane that surrounds the opening to the vagina. Hymens can come in different shapes. The most common hymen in young women is shaped like a half moon. This … read more

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Removing Pubic Hair

Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. Some girls trim their pubic hair, or go to a salon to have a “bikini wax”; others prefer to shave just about every … read more

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blood-testYearly Check-up

It’s time for your yearly check-up (sometimes called annual exam). It might seem strange to visit your primary care provider (PCP) when you’re not sick, but having a yearly check-up … read more

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