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These authors conducted a triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Shepherd’s purse hydroalcoholic extract on heavy menstrual bleeding for two consecutive menstrual cycles. This study was a triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effects of Shepherd’s purse extract on heavy menstrual bleeding. At medical clinics affiliated with the University […]

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I live in Oregon where recreational and medical marijuana is legal, and from small towns to urban streets, store fronts are as common as coffee shops. As such, it is highly accessible to anyone over the age of 21, and like smoking and alcohol, there are important possible risks to pregnant women. In addition to […]

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common cyclic menstrual related problems reproductive age women experience.  For most it is mild, but for some it is moderate to even severe (5-8%).  Symptoms occur in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle – starting anywhere from ovulation to right before the menses, and then cease […]

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Stress is an all-encompassing concept, but it is a very core physiological reaction to life events, and is mediated by hormones, cytokines, and catecholamines. While we cannot possibly avoid all stressors, chronic and/or severe stress can exceed our adaptation mechanisms. Stressors come in all sizes and shapes that include physical or emotional events, environmental, or […]

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Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is excessive blood loss within 24 hours of delivery. The definition is > 500 mL of blood loss in a vaginal birth, > 700 mL in assisted delivery or > 1000 mL if a C-section. PPH is a leading cause of maternal mortality throughout the world and occurs in 2% of all […]

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and women have much higher rates than men. Women face a quadruple threat for osteoarthritis: hormones, biology, a genetic predisposition and more recently, obesity. About 60% of the 27 million individuals in the U.S. that have arthritis are women. Prior to age 55, more men tend to […]

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Nausea can be a significant side effect of numerous chemotherapy medications and preventing and treating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a priority in oncology patients. There are indeed some important and often effective conventional medications but even then, the symptoms can occur in 25% (vomiting) and 61% (nausea) of cancer patients. Nausea and […]

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Menstrual cramps, when due to functional problems and the release of prostaglandin F2alpha in the menstrual fluid, are a common monthly problem in menstruating women. The usual immediate treatments are anti-inflammatory drugs and prostaglandin inhibitors. One such nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) is mefenamic acid. A prospective, randomized, crossover study was conducted for 2 months in 122 […]

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