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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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A Band-Aid Just Doesn’t Cut It

A Band-Aid Just Doesn’t Cut It

I had all the symptoms; I knew what was wrong. My mother suffered with endometriosis for years. I was fed up with doctors telling me to go on this pill and that pill, or that I am exaggerating, and “Your periods and the pain are normal.”I spent so...
Posted 05/12/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Daisy Ridley's Endometriosis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Daisy Ridley's Endometriosis Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Daisy Ridley, the famed Star Wars heroine, revealed she had endometriosis, there was a wave of empathy and validation that washed over the endometriosis community, “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An add-on procedure sometimes used before in-vitro fertilization won't increase a couple's chances of having a baby, according to a new study.The technique is called...
Posted 03/14/2019
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Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise Preeclampsia Risk?

Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise Preeclampsia Risk?

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- For women who use in vitro fertilization to get pregnant, particularly those who find success with frozen embryo transfers, recent studies have found they have an increased risk of...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Feeling Like a Burden with Endo

Feeling Like a Burden with Endo

Living with endometriosis can be a physical and emotional burden. In some seasons of life, endometriosis causes painful relationship and intimacy issues. It can be difficult for partners, family, or friends to understand the pain and fatigue.On...
Posted 12/27/2018
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Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your urinary tract infection isn't responding to antibiotics, you could be headed for a fast relapse, researchers say.In a new study of 151 adults with...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Staying Active and Endometriosis

Staying Active and Endometriosis

Staying active with endometriosis can improve muscle tone and maintain mobility. It's difficult to do during flares, but it feels like a big accomplishment to make exercise part of your routine. During flares, stick to low-to-moderate intensity...
Posted 12/07/2018
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