Our brains have chemicals called neurotransmitters that send messages to other parts of our bodies and, work along with our hormones, regulate many bodily functions including mood and emotions. The neurotransmitters serotonin and gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) regulate mood and keep us calm, while dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine excite and give us energy. The balance of…

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Are you always running to the bathroom, or do you leak urine when you run, cough or sneeze? Bladder leaks affect 1 in 3 women over the age of 18. In the United States alone, approximately 18-20 million women have some form of bladder leaking at some time in their life. There are two main…

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Hot flashes, night sweats, and irregular periods — you probably already know these are signs that you could be approaching menopause. But there’s another symptom of menopause that needs your attention, too — vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness is the result of declining levels of estrogen, the hormone responsible for maintaining a lubricated, thick, and healthy…

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There are many different birth control options depending on your lifestyle, medical history, and preference. Birth controls can be divided into 3 major groups: combination (estrogen and progesterone), progestin-only, or intrauterine devices, which can also be hormonal or non-hormonal. Learn the best option for you!

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