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  • Brigham and Women’s Launches New  Center for Fibroids

    Brigham and Women’s Launches New Center for Fibroids

    If you have uterine fibroids, you’re not alone. “More than 70 percent of white women and 80 percent of African-American women have uterine fibroids by age 50,” said Raymond Manohar Anchan, MD,...

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  • New Center for Endometriosis at Brigham and Women’s

    New Center for Endometriosis at Brigham and Women’s

    Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those found inside the uterus (womb) grow in places where they shouldn’t. These cells may spread to other organs in the pelvis, such as the...

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  • Options for People Who Want to Preserve Their Fertility

    Options for People Who Want to Preserve Their Fertility

    A woman’s ability to get pregnant decreases as she gets older. Fertility can also suffer when women and men receive certain types of cancer treatment. To help patients protect their ability to...

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  • The Lights at the End of the IVF Tunnel: Faith and Luca

    The Lights at the End of the IVF Tunnel: Faith and Luca

    The numbers can barely begin to describe the agony of pregnancy loss for Alex and Tim Lieto. Six years of medical interventions, ten rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and six miscarriages,...

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  • Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Hard to Discuss, But Highly Treatable

    Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Hard to Discuss, But Highly Treatable

    Overactive bladder. Weakening of the pelvic floor. These are the types of problems that can be difficult to bring up with your doctor. As a result, too many women suffer in silence. Vatche Arakel...

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  • Power in Numbers: Group Prenatal Care at the Brigham

    Power in Numbers: Group Prenatal Care at the Brigham

    During pregnancy, it can be helpful to spend time with others experiencing the same kinds of things you are. You and your peers can learn a lot from one another, and the sense of community that...

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  • Biologic Drug Got Brigham Patient Back to His Pre-Asthma Life

    Biologic Drug Got Brigham Patient Back to His Pre-Asthma Life

    Peter O’Rourke developed asthma in his mid-40s and at first, he was able to control it with just a rescue inhaler. When his symptoms began to worsen, he would supplement his inhaler with a course...

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  • Protecting New Moms From Postpartum Hemorrhage and Stroke

    Protecting New Moms From Postpartum Hemorrhage and Stroke

    Most people have healthy pregnancies and births. But a small number of patients develop serious conditions during and after birth that may threaten their health. Two of these conditions are high...

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  • Safeguarding the Lives of Pregnant People and New Mothers

    Safeguarding the Lives of Pregnant People and New Mothers

    Maternal mortality, the death of a pregnant person during pregnancy, birth or the weeks after birth, is one of the most traumatic events that can happen in a family. Each year, about 700 pregnant...

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  • Should You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine if You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

    Should You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine if You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in the United States in December 2020, many of us breathed a sigh of relief. The end of the pandemic seemed at last to be within sight. For those who were...

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  • ECMO Transport Program Provides Lifesaving Care

    ECMO Transport Program Provides Lifesaving Care

    The ECMO Transport Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides lifesaving treatment to patients whose heart and/or lungs are failing. The program arranges for Brigham ECMO specialists to...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Transformed Marianne’s Physical and Emotional Health

    Weight Loss Surgery Transformed Marianne’s Physical and Emotional Health

    Like many people, Marianne struggled with her weight for years. Diet after diet had failed. And although she had begun making changes in her life to take better care of herself, she was unable to...

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  • Managing Anxiety About Life After COVID-19

    Managing Anxiety About Life After COVID-19

    More than half of the U.S. population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine — one of the most hopeful signs that we may be approaching the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Life had been...

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  • Don’t Delay Routine Health Care During the Pandemic

    Don’t Delay Routine Health Care During the Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to see your primary care provider (PCP) for routine health care. This includes physicals, checkups to address new health concerns and ongoing visits to...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

    COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

    Widespread vaccination is our best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Sax, MD, clinical director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and other Mass General...

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  • Meeting the Unique Skin Care Needs of People of Color

    Meeting the Unique Skin Care Needs of People of Color

    When it comes to skin disorders, the color of your skin really matters. It can affect how your body reacts to the condition and what treatment is most effective. Take eczema, for example. This...

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  • COVID-19: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    COVID-19: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

    More than 300,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States. As the winter holidays approach, many will confront a time traditionally devoted to celebration while bearing the recent loss...

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  • Do You Have COVID-19, a Summer Cold or Allergies?

    Do You Have COVID-19, a Summer Cold or Allergies?

    While COVID-19, the flu and the common cold share many of the same symptoms, there are usually differences in how these symptoms appear. In this article, learn more about the differences between...

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  • A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    A Tongue Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

    As a healthy 29-year-old woman, Kat wasn’t the stereotypical tongue cancer patient. And so, when her dentist discovered an early symptom of the disease—a white spot on the side of the...

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  • Flu Season and COVID-19

    Flu Season and COVID-19

    Getting the flu vaccine is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic as both the flu virus and the coronavirus are expected to spread throughout the fall and winter. While the flu...

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