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Cutting-edge stories about innovations in women’s health. Women’s Health editor, Anna Villarreal, can be contacted at info@annavillahealth.com.

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IVF or IUI: Which is the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

IVF is much more successful than intrauterine insemination, another commonly used fertility procedure. Unlike IUI, it can help treat almost any type of infertility problem.
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Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is common but unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed. Understanding PCOS and its consequences are essential to improving care.
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Do You Really Need to Wash Your Hair with Shampoo?

There's no good evidence that using shampoo has any health benefits or risks. However, shampoos have made it easier to get pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
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Dispelling Misconceptions About the Regulation of Cosmetics in the U.S.

The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
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Does Your Insurance Cover Your Infertility Treatment?

Although it's improving, most insurance coverage for infertility treatment doesn't match that provided for other conditions. Here's what you need to know.
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Antioxidants and Free Radicals: Hope or Hype?

The results of studies examining the impact of antioxidants and free radicals on health are mixed showing benefits and harm for both.
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Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time.

Dandruff: What Is It and Can It Be Cured?

Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
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One Couple’s Journey on the Bumpy Road of Infertility

Christine Kahan describes the emotional, physical, and financial cost of her and her husband Aaron's infertility journey—destination IVF.
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41 Advances in the Infertility Field In 41 Years

In the 41 years since Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby was born there have been many advances in the infertility field. Here are 41 of them.
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Have Breast Implants—Should You Be Worried About Cancer?

BIA-ALCL is a rare lymphoma that is associated with certain types of breast implants. Plastic surgeon Christopher Hess answers questions about the disease.
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Intrauterine Insemination: Is It the Right Fertility Procedure for You?

Intrauterine Insemination, a fertility procedure in which sperm are placed directly into the uterus using a catheter passed through the cervix, is the right choice for some. Here's why.

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