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    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A common but overlooked cause of chronic pain

    A middle-aged woman recently sent a panicked email to Mayo Clinic’s Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Clinic. She wrote: “I’m worried I have hypermobility, and my doctor said I might have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. What does this mean? Is this going to get worse? Is there anything I can do to make the…
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    Is my sex drive “normal”?

    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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    Beyond the flu shot: Stay up to date on your vaccines

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin One of the most powerful tools you have for preventing infection is vaccination. You may be familiar with annual flu shots, or maybe you’ve accompanied your kids to their vaccinations at the pediatrician’s office. But did you…
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    Mind over matter: Practicing sexual mindfulness

    As a women’s sexual health expert, I often have conversations with my patients about their sexual health difficulties. Take Ruth, who came to my office one day and asked: “What happened to my sex life? I used to have good libido and great, intimate, pleasurable sex. I adore my partner,…
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    Taking shame out of the equation: Addressing binge eating disorder

    Jane loves getting together with her family, and her family loves gathering around a good meal. They routinely make traditional dishes and family recipes that go back for generations. Then the pandemic came and in one swoop, took away all her interactions with her family — and all those events…
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    Ask the Gynecologist: How can I orgasm more often during sex?

    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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    Dr. Kate shares five things you may not know about sex

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    In her 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. Watch the video…
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    What women need to know about stroke

    There are many health issues that affect men and women differently — and stroke is an important, potentially life-altering one.   “Women have unique health care challenges ranging from having different risk factors for stroke, to having different symptoms of stroke, to responding differently to treatments for stroke, and sometimes being…
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    What’s your favorite go-to snack?

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    Finding healthy snacks you actually enjoy can be challenging. See which tasty options Mayo Clinic doctors, dietitians and other experts go nuts for.
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    UTIs: Do you always need an antibiotic?

    Heather LaBruna
    You immediately recognize the dreaded symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) — the burning when you pee, the feeling that you constantly have to go or a feeling that it’s hard to pass urine when you try. And you know what’s next: A visit to your health care provider…

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