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Could Smoggy Air Affect a Girl's Periods?

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of the air she breathes might have an impact on a teen girl's menstrual cycle, a new study suggests.U.S. researchers said that exposure to smoggy air could...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at myPCOSteam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with PCOS isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what you're...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Health Tip: Risk Factors for an Ectopic Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.The growing fetus eventually will cause the fallopian tube to burst, which can lead to life-threatening bleeding...
Posted 11/09/2018
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PCOS: Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of myPCOSteam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a way...
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...
Posted 08/27/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better.An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust."If something doesn't...
Posted 08/19/2018
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PCOS – An Overview

Polycystic ovary (or ovarian) syndrome – PCOS – is a hormonal condition that develops in women and girls of reproductive age. PCOS is a chronic condition that continues to affect women long after their childbearing years. PCOS can be treated, but...
Posted 08/15/2018
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Symptoms of PCOS

PCOS symptoms usually begin at the onset of puberty, but can begin later, especially after major weight gain. Symptoms of PCOS are caused directly by hormonal problems including insulin resistance and elevated levels of androgens, often called “...
Posted 08/15/2018
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