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Our Health Guides are full of easy-to-understand information, on just about any topic you might be wondering about, from Acupuncture to Zinc! They are written by the dedicated staff of health care professionals here at the Center for Young Women's Health, so that you can learn more about your health — read on!

 

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Abnormal Pap Tests

Abstinence

Acne

Acupuncture

ADHD

AIDS/HIV

Amenorrhea

Anger Management

Asperger's Syndrome

Asthma

Common Symptoms

Causes and Triggers

Dealing with Triggers

Exercised Induced Asthma

Getting Diagnosed

Treatment

When to Get Help

Asthma Action Plan

Living with Asthma

Resources

 

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Backpack Safety

Backpack Snacks

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Be There for Teens: A Guide for Parents

Begin with Breakfast

Bike Safety

Birth Control Pills: A Guide for Parents

Birth Control Pills: A Guide for Teens

Side Effects

Medical Benefits

Who Should NOT Take BCP's

How to take BCP's

Frequently Asked Questions

Birth Control Myths

Medical Uses of the Birth Control Pill

Body Image and Self-Esteem for Teens with Facial Differences

Body Mass Index (BMI): A Guide for Teens

Body Mass Index (BMI): A Guide for Parents, Educators, School Nurses, and Health Care Providers

Body Odor

Body Piercing

Breast Health

Breast Cancer Risks

Breast Development

Buying a Bra

Lumps & Bumps

Measuring for a Bra

Self Breast Exam

What's Normal

Bug Bites and Stings

 

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Caffeine

Calcium

Cervical Cap

Chlamydia

Cholesterol & Dietary Fat

Choosing a Primary Health care Provider (PCP)

Why You Need a PCP

How to Find a PCP

Health Plans and Health Care Providers

Qualifications of Health Care Providers

Deciding on a PCP

Check-Ups

Confidentiality

Reproductive Health and Health Care Providers

If You Don't Like Your PCP

When You Should See Your PCP

Chronic Illness & College Planning

Cigarette Smoking

Cliques

Colds and Flu

Facts

Signs and Symptoms

Treatment/Getting Better

Prevention

College Eating & Fitness 101

College: Getting In, Beyond the Basics

College Health

Abusive Relationships

Alcohol and Drugs

Common Health Problems at College

Eating Disorders

First Aid Supplies to Take

Health Services and Health Care Providers

Homesickness

How to Stay Healthy

Knowing About Your Health Before I Go to College

Mental Health

Resources

Sexual Assault/Rape

Sexual Health

Survival Tips

Concussions

Symptoms & Early Medical Attention

Exam & Treatment

Recovery

Prevention

Condoms: Female

Condoms: Male

Constipation

Contraception

Contraceptive Methods: Pros & Cons

Contraceptive Methods: Success & Failure Rates

Contraceptive Sponges

Coping with Loss

Counseling and Therapy

"Crabs" (Pubic Lice)

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Teens

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

 

 

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Dandruff

Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Deep Breathing Exercises

Dental Health

Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Cavities

Wisdom Teeth

Braces

Depo-Provera Hormonal Injections

Depression

How to Get Help

Treatment Options

How to Cope

Depression & Teens: A Guide for Parents

Treatment Options

Coping with Depression

How to Get Help for Your Teen

Diabetes

Diaphragms

Divorce and Separation

Driving Safety

Becoming a Good Driver

Driving Safety Tips

Car Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions

Dyslexia

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)

DXA Scan: A Guide for Teens

DXA Scan: A Guide for Parents

 

 

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Eating Disorders: A Guide for Teens

Causes and Risk Factors

Warning Signs and Symptoms

Health Consequences

What Happens When I Don't Eat?

Preparing for an ED Evaluation

The Treatment Team

Treatment Options

Therapy

Healthy Eating

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Glossary

Eating Disorder Myths

Helping a Friend

Additional Resources

Eating Disorders: A Guide for Family Members and Close Friends

Eczema

Emergency Contraception: A Guide for Teens

Emergency Contraception: A Guide for Parents

Endometriosis: A Guide for Friends, Siblings, and Significant Others

Endometriosis: A Guide for Teens

Frequently Asked Questions

Hormonal Therapy Options

Continuous Hormone Pills

Continuous Hormone Pill FAQ's

Coping with Endo Pain

Managing Pain at School

Managing Pain, Activities, and Friendships

Pain and Symptom Tracker

Pain Mapping Worksheet

Endo, Nutrition, and Exercise

Endo and College Planning

Glossary of Endo Terms

Additional Resources

Endometriosis: A Guide for Parents and Guardians

Helping Your Daughter Prepare for an Evaluation

Exploring Treatment Options

Living with Endometriosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Energy Drinks

Estrogen/Progestin Hormonal Injections

Evaluating Health Information: A Guide for Parents

Evaluating Health Information: A Guide for Teens

Evaluating Health information: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Eye Health

How Your Eyes Work

Eye Exam/Vision Testing

Corrective Lenses

Glasses

Contacts

Common Vision Problems

Common Eye Conditions

Protecting Your Eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Fad Diets vs. Healthy Weight Management

Fast Food Facts

Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

Fiber

Folic Acid

Freshman 15

Friendships: A Guide for Teens

Friendships: A Guide for Tweens

 

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Getting More Sleep

Gluten-Free Diet: A Guide for Teens

Gluten and Celiac Disease

Foods to Avoid

Safe Foods

Gluten-Free Labeling

Buying Gluten-Free Foods

Gluten-Free Grocery List

Eating At Home

Eating Away From Home

Gluten-Free Sample Menu

Gluten-Free Recipes

Gluten-Free Diet: A Guide for Parents

Gluten, Celiac Disease, and Teens

Foods Your Teen Should Avoid

Safe Foods for Your Teen

Gluten-Free Product Labeling

Gluten-Free Food Shopping

Gluten-Free Shopping List

Preparing Gluten-Free Food At Home

Eating Gluten-Free Away From Home

Sample Gluten-Free Menu for Your Teen

Gluten-Free Recipes for Teens

Gonorrhea

Grains

 

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H1N1 Flu

Hair Removal

Healthy Eating

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Snack Attack

Hearing and Music

Hepatitis B

Herpes

High Cholesterol

HIV Testing

Hormonal Implants

Hormonal Injections: Estrogen/Progestin

Hormone Patch (Ortho-Evra)

How to be a Healthy Vegetarian

How to Cope with Loss

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

How to Quit Smoking

HPV

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Nurses

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Parents

Hymens

 

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Indoor Tanning

Insomnia

Instructions on the Use of Vaginal Dilators

Internet Safety: A Guide for Teens

Social Networking/Privacy

Bullying/Cyberbullying

Information Quality

Additional Resources

Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents

Internet Basics

Usernames and E-mail

IMing and Chat Rooms

Cyberbullying

Internet Predators

Social Networking

Online Safety Tips

Helpful Resources

Intra-Uterine Devices (IUD's)

Iron

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 

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Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis

 

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Labial Adhesions: A Guide for Parents

Labial Hypertrophy

Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)

Lactose Intolerance

Legumes

Lesbian Health

Lichen Sclerosis

Low-Carb Diet Facts

Low-Salt Diet

Lyme Disease

 

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Making Healthy Sexual Decisions

Talking With Your Partner

Getting Advice & What to Ask

Emergency Contraception

Sexual Orientation

Are You Ready for Sex?

Marijuana

Masturbation

Medical Research in the Clinic Setting

Meditation

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

Meningococcal Vaccine: AGuide for Parents

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for School Nurses

Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Periods

Milk Allergy

Mindful Eating

Molluscum Contagiosum

Mononucleosis

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRKH

Diagnosis

Treatment Options

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaginal Dilator Instructions

MRKH Guide for Parents and Guardians

Treatment Options

Accepting your Daughter's Diagnosis

Taking Care of Yourself

Helping your Daughter

Talking with Siblings

Commonly Asked Questions

MyPlate

 

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Natural Family Planning

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition Facts Label

 

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Ovarian Cysts

 

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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Parents Guide to Supporting Young Women with Eating Disorders

Patch (Ortho-Evra)

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

My Period Trackers

PCOS and The Pill

PCOS, Insulin and Metformin

Spironolactone and PCOS

My Medication List

PCOS Nutrition Guide

Top 10 PCOS Tips

The Nutrition Facts Label and PCOS

Nutrition Labels and Food Shopping Tips

PCOS-Friendly Food Suggestions

Healthy PCOS Snack Attack

Sample PCOS-Friendly Menus

PCOS-Friendly Recipes

PCOS Meal Assessment Worksheet

PCOS Fitness Plan Worksheets

Additional PCOS Resources

PCOS for Nurses and Health Educators

PCOS for Parents and Guardians

Peanut Allergy

Peer Pressure

Pelvic Exam

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic Ultrasound

Period Products

Pertussis ("Whooping Cough") & The Pertussis Vaccine

Pertussis Vaccine: A Guide for Parents

Pertussis Vaccine: A Guide for School Nurses

Poison Ivy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Facts

Pregnancy Tests

Frequently Asked Questions

Talking About Your Pregnancy

Ectopic/Tubal Pregnancy

Miscarriage

Unplanned Pregnancy

Continuing Your Pregnancy

Adoption

Abortion

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Preparing for Surgery: Inpatient or “Overnight”

Preparing for Surgery: Outpatient or “Day”

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Promoting Healthy Weight Gain In Your Underweight Teen: A Guide for Parents

Protein

Psoriasis

Puberty

Pubic Lice ("Crabs")

 

 

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Reiki

Removing Pubic Hair

Reproductive Questions and Answers for Cancer Survivors

Fertility and Pregnancy

Fertility Treatments

Other Fertility Issues

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Sexual Relationships After Cancer

Rhythm Method

 

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Safety in Relationships

Safety on the Streets

Scabies

Scoliosis: An Overview

Scoliosis: A Detailed Guide

Self-Esteem and Body Image

Self-Injury

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Gender Identity

Homophobia/Transphobia

Mental Health Issues

Helpful Resources

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs)

Small Cuts and Scrapes

Smokeless Tobacco

Sore Throat

Soy

Speaking Up for Yourself

Spermicides

Sports and Menstrual Periods

Sports and Nutrition: Fueling Your Performance

Strains and Sprains

Stress and How to Lower It

Strep Throat

Sugar Substitutes

Suicide Prevention

Sun Safety

Syphilis

 

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Talking About Condoms

Talking to Your Tween about Sexuality: A Guide for Parents

What Your Tween Needs to Know

How to Talk to Your Tween

Helpful Resources

Tampons

Tattoos

Test Anxiety

Time Management

Tonsillitis

Trichomoniasis

 

 

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's)

 

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Vaginal Hormonal Ring (NuvaRing®)

Vaginitis

Vaginosis

Vegetarian Sample Menu

Vitamin B12

Vitamin D

 

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Water Park Safety

Water Safety

Weight Loss Camps: A Guide for Parents

Withdrawal

 

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Yearly Check-up

Yeast Infections (Candidiasis)

Yoga

 

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Zinc

 

 

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