| Posted On Apr 25, 2023 | By:

Medication Safety at Home

As our population ages, more and more people are taking multiple medications. According to a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, nearly 89% of adults 65 and older, 75% of 50-64-year-olds, and 51% of 30-49-year-olds reported taking prescription medication.

Adverse drug events are a significant cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Understanding why you’re taking a particular medication, what dose to take, how often you should take it, and what time of day are just some of the keys to ensuring you stay safe.

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| Posted On Apr 19, 2023 | By:

Navigating Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome, more commonly known as PMS, is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that menstruating people experience after ovulation and before the start of their period.

Research shows that up to 90 percent of menstruating people experience PMS symptoms from time to time, making it a common issue. While the cause of PMS is unclear, researchers believe it’s related to the changing hormone levels of the menstrual cycle.

Symptoms of PMS

Many menstruating people experience painful and inconvenient symptoms before the start of their period.

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| Posted On Apr 11, 2023 | By:

Essential Tips for Postpartum Exercise

Having a child is a wonderful and busy time full of adjustments. You may wonder how you can help your body adapt to life after having a baby. I previously shared some of my best tips for activity while pregnant, and I’m back with more information for recovery and activity after childbirth.

The First Six Weeks Postpartum

During the first six weeks after childbirth, you will focus on healing and recovery.

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| Posted On Apr 06, 2023 | By:

Infertility: What It Means to Have the Diagnosis

If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. It’s estimated that nearly one in six couples in the United States who are trying to conceive will encounter fertility challenges. At Atrius Health, our dedicated reproductive endocrinologists are here to help you find the answers you need to begin your journey to becoming a parent.

First, it’s helpful to understand what a diagnosis of infertility means. Infertility is a condition in which a couple is unable to conceive or maintain a pregnancy and it affects both men and women.

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| Posted On Apr 04, 2023 | By:

Plant-based, Vegetarian, and Vegan Diets: What’s the Difference?

The popularity of plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan diets has risen tremendously over the past decade. Many people might have various motivations for changing their diet, including personal, religious, environmental, or financial reasons. And while these diets seem similar, they have distinct differences. Learning more about each type can help you find the right choice for your lifestyle and long-term health.

What is vegetarianism?

A vegetarian diet eliminates meat, such as poultry,

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