Health Guides

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guy yelling at girlSafety in Relationships

During your teen years, you will have many kinds of relationships, both friendships and those that are dating relationships. Most of the time, these are fun, exciting, and healthy, and … read more

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Young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. Metformin is a medication often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent or … read more

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diaphragmDiaphragm

What is a (contraceptive) diaphragm and how does it work? A contraceptive diaphragm is a nonhormonal birth control method that is used to prevent pregnancy. It has a soft latex-free … read more

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vitaminVitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is needed to keep your blood cells healthy and is used by the body to make proteins like hormones and enzymes needed for digestion. Most people can easily … read more

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crampsIrritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal (digestive) disorder in the U.S. According to research studies, approximately  8% of middle school students and 17% of high school students … read more

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Plastic Surgery

You’ve probably read about celebrities and supermodels having surgery to enhance their breasts, nose, lips, etc. But, do you know anyone who’s had plastic surgery to correct a deformity such … read more

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clue-cellBacterial Vaginosis

Women at any age can have Bacterial vaginosis or “BV” – rarely in teens and women who have never been sexually active. However, it is much more common among girls … read more

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depo-proveraDepo-Provera® Hormonal Injections 

Depo-Provera® is a female hormonal method of birth control. It’s very effective in preventing pregnancy. Depo-Provera® contains a synthetic (man-made) form of the hormone progesterone, called depo medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). … read more

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coffeeCaffeine

Caffeine is naturally found in the leaves, beans, seeds, and fruits of many plants. It’s also added to some foods and drinks and some pain relievers. Caffeine works by exciting … read more

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