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    How can I stop getting so many yeast infections?

    Kate White, M.D., OB-GYN
    In this recurring guest column, Kate White, M.D., of Boston Medical Center, answers your questions on all things gynecology. As the author of the Mayo Clinic Press book Your Sexual Health, she’s ready to dole out wisdom on sex, periods, menopause and more. Submit a question …
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    The science of sunburns: Why they happen and how to treat them

    Taylor Viggiano
    Have you ever stopped to consider what happens when your skin burns or tans? And other than coating yourself in aloe and tossing and turning in bed to find a comfortable sleeping position, what can you do to manage a burn? Let’s dig into the science of sunburns — why…
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    Beyond contraception: Other uses for birth control

    Hannah Lodin
    During my time as a fourth-year medical student, I saw someone come to the Mayo Clinic for a problem with headaches. I thought there would be a discussion about using medicines to stop the headaches or even prevent them. So I was surprised when that individual walked out with a…
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    Not flexible? No problem. Yoga’s aim is empowerment, not touching your toes.

    Maria Caselli
    I can’t count the number of times I’ve greeted a new yoga student whose first words to me are, “I’m not sure I can do yoga. I’m not that flexible.” I get it. Starting anything new can be intimidating. It can be especially challenging when we believe we will be…
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    Vaginal discharge: When to watch, when to work up

    Danielle O'Laughlin, P.A.-C., M.S.
    Vaginal discharge: It’s super annoying and, unfortunately, pretty typical. But when does discharge cross the line from annoying to “I guess I better call my health care provider”? If you experience regular vaginal discharge without any other symptoms, there’s probably nothing to worry about. But if you notice a change…
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    What to do — and avoid — before anesthesia

    Molly Kraus, M.D.,
    Monica Harbell, M.D.
    Hopefully, there are no surgeries or procedures in your future. But if you find out that you need a procedure requiring anesthesia, here’s what you can do to make the experience as smooth and pleasant as possible. We’re both practicing anesthesiologists. Believe us, your anesthesiologist will love you for following…
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    Are Kegels really necessary?

    In this recurring guest column, Kate White, M.D., of Boston Medical Center, answers your questions on all things gynecology. As the author of the Mayo Clinic Press book Your Sexual Health, she’s ready to dole out wisdom on sex, periods, menopause and more. Submit a question here. Q: I know…
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    Breast biopsies: What to expect

    Your doctor just called and said you need to have a breast biopsy, and you have no idea what to expect. How exactly are they going to remove breast tissue? Are they looking for cancer? First, try not to panic. Nearly 75% of breast biopsies show…
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    Why does social media make me feel so bad about my body?

    Lisa Speckhard Pasque
    If you’ve ever been on Instagram only to realize that your mood was plummeting the longer you scrolled, you’re far from alone. After looking at picture upon picture of fashionable celebrities, influencers and friends — often photographed in perfect lighting and presented through flattering filters — it’s all too easy…
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    Why working out isn’t enough

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    Most of us need to move more to reduce the health risks of sitting even if we already exercise. Hear from a Mayo Clinic wellness coach how — and how much.
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    What health fads are you paying attention to?

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    Health fads are often like fashion: Certain styles just keep coming back. Find out which trends Mayo Clinic experts welcome every time.

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