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31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement

31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement
Every mother remembers the day when she felt her baby move for the first time. That moment is priceless and unforgettable, first of many moments that will come during any pregnancy, week after week. 31st week of pregnancy, what are expecting? By the time you entered your 31st week of pregnancy, you will have a feeling that there is a real person inside of your body. And this is true. You just entered your third trimester, and the odds of a safe conclusion of your pregnancy are more and more in your favor. At the 31st week of pregnancy,, the ears of your baby are developed, and she can hear e......
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What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?

What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?
Pregnancy is a wonderful and incredible journey for every woman, and for every parent. It is a celebration of life in its most original form. Pregnancy is a time when a woman is in touch with her body, more than ever before in her life. It is a time full of joy, pain, discomfort and expectations. Every mom-soon-to-be fears for her unborn, and wishes him or her nothing but the best, so it is very important that every mother knows everything there is to know about her growing child. 31st week of pregnancy 31st week of pregnancy is an exciting time, indeed. By now you already know your baby’s g......
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Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know

Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know
There has been a remarkable improvement in the attention given to breast cancer. More and more people take their mammography tests regularly which often help detect the occurrence of breast cancer early enough. However, it is important to note that not all cases of breast cancer are detected through mammography that is why it is important that every woman takes a keen interest in her breasts. And the good news is that when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, then it is much easier for one to find necessary treatment and prevent any further spread.Before we get to the signs for cance......
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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
Metastatic breast cancer is also referred to as stage IV breast cancer. This means that the cancerous cells have stopped being localized in the breast and have travelled to other cells of the body. When the cancerous cells metastasize, they travel to the bones, liver, brain or even lungs. This compounds the problem of treatment as it is not as easy to target the cancerous cells. There is limited awareness on metastatic breast cancer and more needs to be done for the general public to understand this condition that is increasingly affecting the population, women and men alike. One of the harsh......
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Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?

Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?
We all know how hard it is to become a doctor - we give up so much of our youth, our family time, and ourselves to get there.  Women physicians, however, also tend to sacrifice a lot of what makes them feminine.  It sometimes feels like there's an unwritten rule that states that in order to advance professionally, we have to leave our home life at the doors of our offices/hospitals.  Many female physicians will admit to downplaying the importance of their families in their professional lives, for fear that people will take them less seriously. Why is it that we feel this?  ......
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