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What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

Varies by state: It appears that AZ is the last state requiring adulthood (=age 18) for this independence. This is not to say that a parent/guardian could not drive to/from Gyn and allow privacy between Dr & patient to discuss women's health issues. ...Read more

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What tests are gived to pregnant women by the health service to ensure that they are healthy?

What tests are gived to pregnant women by the health service to ensure that they are healthy?

There are many!: There is labwork checked at different stages of the pregnancy. The main purpose to make sure you are not anemic, and that there are no diseases, infections or conditions that could affect the pregnancy. You also receive ultrasounds to make sure the baby is growing appropriately. If medications need to be prescribed or if you have preexisting conditions, additional testing may be warranted. ...Read more

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Who directs the us dept of health and human services?

HHS: I believe that the HHS Secretary has been Sylvia Mathews Burwell since 9 June 2014. ...Read more

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What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

What are health risks to woman from being chubby all her life?

Many: It depends - how chubby is chubby? In general, the more fat someone carries, the higher their risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Many cancers occur more often in overweight and obese individuals. ...Read more

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What happens if women don't masturbate? Are there health risks?

What happens if women don't masturbate? Are there health risks?

Here are some ...: Masturbation for sexual pleasure is optional for healthy living and more a personal habit, which tend to be compulsive to captivate and affect personal life. So, there is no known risk from not masturbating. ...Read more

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What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

There are several: In general these include pap smears and (if high risk or worried) mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Is female masterbation good for health?

Is female masterbation good for health?

Of course!: The short answer is yes, and really the chinese medicine philosophy of everything in moderation should be followed here. People often think that if a little is good, more is better. So, orgasms can be good for you because they help your hormones and relax your body but overdoing it would be fatiguing. ...Read more

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Must women in their 40s have preventive health screenings?

Must women in their 40s have preventive health screenings?

Yes, to stay healthy: In general these would include pap smears and (if high risk or worried) mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What do womens health physicians think of the rephresh products?

What do womens health physicians think of the rephresh products?

Avoid: Personally i tell all my patients to avoid using any vaginal gels, suppositories, or douches unless prescribed. When left alone, the vagina does an excellent job at taking care of itself. Any additional products run the risk of washing out good bacteria, upsetting the pH (acid level), and causing things like bacterial vagnosis or yeast infections. ...Read more

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Which dance forms helps to keep women's good health?

Which dance forms helps to keep women's good health?

Movin'Shakin'Groovin: All dance forms: whatever gets you up and moving is healthy and capital "f" fun! from gracious hula to zumba. Enjoy! ...Read more