If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons — they're effective and easy to use. The variety of birth control pills available, though, can seem daunting. Fortunately, they can be sorted into just a few categories to make it easier to assess your options.
There are two main kinds of birth control pills — combination birth control pills, which contain estrogen and progestin, and the minipill, which contains only progestin.Read the whole article
Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women...Read More
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There's more to a beautiful smile than sparkling teeth. The shape of your teeth also plays a part. If your teeth look small and stubby, a treatment called gum contouring may improve your smile. Gum Contouring: How It's Done "Some people have very 'gummy' smiles,'" says Pamela K. McClain, DDS, president of the American Academy of Periodontology. "Their teeth...Read More