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IUDs and Breastfeeding

IUDs and Breastfeeding

I am close to the end of my pregnancy and I plan to breastfeed.  What birth control is safe with breastfeeding?  It is really important to me to avoid another pregnancy for several years at least. Congratulations for choosing to breastfeed!  Breastfeeding is best for...
Should I Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Should I Get The Shingles Vaccine?

I see the ads for the shingles vaccine on television. I had the chicken pox as a child. Should I consider getting the vaccine? If so, when? Ah, those TV ads. I have to tell you, I am so opposed to most pharmaceutical ads, but I think the ad for the shingles vaccine is...
Is it HOT in here? Or is it just me?

Is it HOT in here? Or is it just me?

“Ask Chris” is a new column where readers can ask questions related to women’s health and wellness issues. What can I use to help with hot flashes other than hormone replacement therapy? ~Tammy, 50 and Still Hot This is a common question in my...