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“Your Doctors Online helped me through my high risk pregnancy”

Natalie had two normal pregnancies but was thrown for a loop when she experienced bleeding early in her third pregnancy. She knew bleeding in early pregnancy can be common, but she felt something was different.    “With two little kids at home the thought of making an appointment for a little bit of blood seemed…
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“Your Doctor’s Online Helped me get Care after my C-section”

Jessica had an unplanned c-section after her son’s heart rate began to fall during labor. A c-section was not part of her ideal birth plan, and she felt unprepared to recover from a major surgery while also learning how to care for her new baby.    “I felt like I was thrown into the wringer…
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The Coronavirus: What Parents Need to Know

Last week the coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) and today WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the world may be “dangerously” ill-prepared for a pandemic. So what does this actually mean and do parents need to worry? We asked  Dr. Richard Honaker for his medical advice…
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“I Didn’t Know I was in Labor Until I Tried Your Doctors Online”

Many first time mothers have lots of concerns when it comes to recognizing the signs of labor. Many worry they will go to the hospital with false labor and be sent home. Others fear they will leave for the hospital too late and not have time for medication or a physician present for their delivery. …
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“Your Doctors Online Helped me Start my Labor”

Get Melissa was a first-time mother who never anticipated still being pregnant a week after her due date. Along with the nerves that come with the anticipation with labor, she was now worried about the additional complications that could come with a large baby, post-term pregnancy and the possibility of a cesarean section.  I didn’t…
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8 Sex Positions During Pregnancy Offering Healthy Benefits

Not only is sex safe during pregnancy, it can also offer several health benefits for you and your baby-to-be. While some women may feel less than amorous while rocking a bump, for others pregnancy can have the opposite effect. But with that baby bump, it is hard to find the right sex positions during pregnancy.…
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Everything a Doctor Wants you to Know About Your First Month of Pregnancy

Everything a doctor wants you to know about the first month of your pregnancy.   The beginning of a new pregnancy can be an exciting time. Whether the first month of your pregnancy goes undetected-or each day is celebrated; there are certain things our doctors would love expecting parents to know.      While your…
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How To Tell If A Lump is Cancer (Body Lumps Explained)

While smooth skin may be many people’s aesthetic ideal, for many people it is not always possible. It is common to discover lumps and bumps along the body. While most of these curvaceous growths are harmless, some can be a sign of a serious health condition.  How can you tell the difference between a harmless…
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Never Use These 9 Sex Lube Alternatives (Plus Safe Options)

Lube alternatives may seem like cheap and easy way to enhance your sex life but trying to find a store bought alternative in your cupboards could cause damage to your health.  While the word ‘lube’ may conjure up images of older women going through menopause, the truth is using lube is beneficial in improving orgasms…
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7 Important Facts you Need to Know about your Period

Having your period may feel like an inconvenience, but it is actually a sign that you are healthy. Check out 7 important facts you need to know about your period. Your period is not a monthly inconvenience, it is just one of the many amazing abilities of the female body. While your monthly cycle can…
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Why are Girls Getting Their Period Earlier?

Thank heaven for little girls, but what happens when childhood gets cut short with early puberty? More and more girls are putting down dolls to pick out bras and stock their cupboards with tampons as the age of onset puberty continues to fall.   The average age of a girl’s first period in the United…
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Genital Warts: Everything a Doctor Wants you to Know

You could have genital warts and not even know it. Genital warts can take months or even years to manifest and in some cases only develop inside of your body. Learn how to minimize your risk.    Each year nearly 20 million Americans will get a sexually transmitted infection. Before HPV vaccines, about 350,000 women…
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I’ve Had My Period For 30 Days, What Should I Do?

Your monthly period may be your least favorite week of the month-but what does it mean if it lasts 30 days? Periods can be a source of discomfort and stress for women, especially if it seems never ending. If your period lasts longer than five to seven days, you may be freaking out. If your…
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Advice From a Doctor: Living with HPV

Living with HPV: Being diagnosed with HPV does not mean you cannot live a normal life. Let our doctors guide your next steps.    If you have been diagnosed with the human papillomavirus (HPV), know that you are not alone. In fact, approximately 14 million cases of HPV are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.…
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Does Vagisil Cure Yeast infections?

Vagisil: does this medication treat the symptoms and the cause of yeast infections?  Yeast infections are a common complaint among females. In fact, approximately 75% of women will have a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Yeast infections are the second most common vaginal infection. The symptoms that accompany a yeast infection are…
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I Tried Your Doctors Online and Found Out I was Pregnant!

Fertility concerns led this author to the Your Doctors Online app where she discovered she was pregnant.    By: Jenn Kong So I had been trying to conceive (TTC) over the last few months. And like most, I would stay up all night on my phone, deep diving through Google and reading forums and blogs…
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Preventing HPV and Cervical Cancer in Women

Are you up to date on pap smears? A pap smear is a test that screens for cervical cancer.  Pap smears, education and HPV vaccination are key to lowering your risk of developing cervical cancer.    Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer diagnosed in women worldwide. Cervical cancer is the second most common…
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Advice from a Doctor: Vital Pre-Pregnancy Health Checks Aspiring Moms-To-Be Need

Are you thinking of having a baby? This is the start to an exciting, frightening, and wonderful journey into parenthood. You are about to undertake a truly life changing step for both your lifestyle and your body.  Pregnancy will ask a lot of your body. Preparing your body for 40 weeks of hard work will…
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Advice From a Doctor: Bleeding After Sex During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding experienced when a woman is pregnant can be alarming. Our physician Dr. Cherilyn  Cecchini discusses what may lead to this symptom and what you need to know if you find yourself in this situation.     There are many reasons why a woman may experience vaginal bleeding after sex when she is pregnant.…
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5 Tips to Avoid Back to School Germs from a Doctor

Avoid back to school germs with 5 best practice tips from a doctor.    While many parents may look forward to their kids returning to school and getting back into a routine, many kids pick up more than just new friends when they return to the school yard.   The back to school sickness.   …
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Secondary Fertility: Why it Happens and What you Can Do

Fertility can be a struggle even after the birth of a child. Secondary infertility is common, frustrating and can be hard to diagnose. Learn everything a doctor wants you to know about the struggle to conceive after a live birth.    Many parents assume that after the birth of their first child, adding to the…
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Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Groin

Swollen lymph nodes can be your body’s way of letting you know there is something wrong. Check out everything you need to know about swollen lymph nodes in the groin.    Your lymphatic system is probably the most important part of your body that you know nothing about. After all, as long as it is…
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Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Armpit

Swollen lymph nodes in the armpit could be an indication of an illness, injury or infection in the body.    Armpits are not one of the more glamorous areas of the body. They are often hairy, sweaty and smelly. Yet it is important to pay attention to any significant changes in this often overlooked area…
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Swollen Lymph Nodes Under the Jaw

While lumps and bumps around your jawline may cause you to panic, the good news is they are often harmless. To learn the difference between a simple swelling and cause for concern check out everything you need to know about swollen lymph nodes under the jaw.    Your body has many complex systems that work…
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Swollen Lymph Nodes Behind the Ear

Ever notice than when you get sick, you also get sore? Swollen Lymph nodes behind the ear and in the neck can make swallowing and moving your head painful. So why does this happen?    Your lymph nodes will swell for a variety of reasons, but most commonly it is a reaction to an illness,…
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Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Neck

Pain in your neck could be a sign of an infection. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck could be a sign you have an infection or possibly something more serious.  You have probably noticed that many trips to your local doctor include checking your neck. This is because your doctor is checking if your lymph…
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What you Need to Know About Chlamydia in Men

Only half of men will get any symptoms of the most common STD. Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments of chlamydia in men.    It’s the most common reportable disease and yet half of all men infected show no symptoms. Failure to treat this ‘silent disease’ can cause you to become sterile.    We are…
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Everything you Need to Know About Chlamydia in Pregnancy

Sexually transmitted diseases can be contracted at any time, but are especially dangerous during pregnancy. Check out everything you need to know about chlamydia during pregnancy.    Often called the silent disease, Chlamydia often presents no symptoms.    In fact about 75% of women and 50% of men will not experience no indications that they…
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Chlamydia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Chlamydia is well known and yet many with the disease go untreated due to a lack of symptoms. Check out everything you need to know about this silent disease.    Three million people are infected by a silent disease each year. A disease where half of the men and three quarters of the women will…
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Everything you Need to Know About Oral Chlamydia

Asking a new sexual partner to get tested is never a comfortable topic for discussion. Unfortunately, it is a reality of sex with a new partner-even if you aren’t having penetrative sex.    While more than 1.5 million people are infected with chlamydia each year, the real number is likely much higher. That is because…
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Feeling Stuck? Everything you Need to Know about Constipation

Get back your natural flow with our guide to constipation.    Constipation tops the list when it comes the most common gastrointestinal problems. It occurs when stool moves slowly through the digestive tract and becomes hard and dry.   According to HealthlinkBC, you are experiencing constipation if you have two or fewer bowel movements each…
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Five Simple Ways to Deal with a Gassy Stomach

Are you passing gas more than 21 times a day? Does your stomach often feel painful and bloated? Take a look at our guide to dealing with a gassy stomach.    While it is quite normal to feel gassy, it is also socially embarrassing for most people. Though, to make you feel better, National Institute…
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Five Simple Ways to Keep IBS Symptoms at Bay

Living with irritable bowel syndrome can be tricky if not properly treated. Check out five simple ways to manage your symptoms.    Living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tricky particularly when you’re constantly dealing with symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. If you couple this with a sensitive gut that…
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Look Before you Flush: Your Poop Gives an Insider’s Look at your Internal Health

Dropping off the kids at the pool can give you an inside look at your internal health. Pay attention before your next flush.  What and how you eat affects your digestive system, and sometimes, your bowel movements can change simply because of changes in your diet. Other times, changes in bowel movements signify something more…
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Everything you Need to Know about the Gut/Brain Connection

Your brain and gut are connected and can influence each other. Learn how your emotions can affect your stomach and how you stomach can also affect your brain!    Have you ever felt nauseous right before delivering a speech when you were in school? Experienced ‘butterflies’ in your stomach at the sight of your crush?…
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Eat your Way to Beautiful Skin with these Delicious Recipes

Eat your way to beautiful skin with our delicious recipes that pack a nutrient-rich punch. Your body’s largest organ is also its most exposed. Your skin is exposed daily to pollution, chemicals and UV rays. Having healthy and beautiful skin isn’t a matter of finding the right product, but incorporating the right foods into your…
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Your Healthy Skin Shopping List

Take your skin health to the next level with our healthy skin shopping list.    You spent hours cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting your skin and yet it still looks dull and lifeless. Ever wonder what the real secret is to beautiful skin? Your skin health starts from the inside out. Take a look at…
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The 5 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Do you want better skin? Instead of searching for the latest miracle cream, change your skin from the inside out with our list of the best foods for healthy skin.    The largest organ in the body is also one that often takes the most damage. Pollution, sun damage, dirt and bacteria can all cause…
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The Best Foods to Boost your Immunity

Stay healthy with these immunity boosting foods.  Do you have time to get sick? While the best medicine for the common cold is arguably a few days of rest, most people don’t take time off when sick.  In fact a survey by Wakefield Research determined that 69% of workers don’t take sick days. Even worse,…
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5 Ways to Keep Kids Healthier During the Cold and Flu Season

Protect your kids during the cold and flu season with our germ-fighting tips!   No one likes getting sick, but when your child is the one who is suffering it is even worse. Working parents often have an even harder time with their child’s illness as they have the added difficulty of sorting childcare, missing…
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Start your Day Right with These Immunity Boosting Breakfast Options

Start your day off right with these immunity boosting breakfast options.    Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day. It is also an opportunity to boost your immunity through nutritionally-packed and delicious options. Here at Your Doctors Online we have searched the web to find you the most delicious-and nutritious-options featuring…
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5 Ways to Nourish a Healthy Immune System

A healthy immune system can help you avoid sick days and fight off viruses faster. Check out 5 ways to nourish your immune system.    We all want a strong immune system. The ability to ward off viruses and bacteria would not only help to avoid the inconvenience of sick days, but allow you to…
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The 5 Germiest Things you Touch Everyday (and how to avoid them!)

Contact with germs is inevitable, but you can lower your risk of infection by recognizing the 5 germiest thing you touch everyday (and how to avoid them).    Whether we like it or not, germs are all around us. In fact, about a trillion microorganisms live on your skin and make up 1 to 3%…
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Natural Remedies that Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Taking a natural approach to pregnancy can be dangerous if the wrong products are used. Check out natural remedies to avoid while pregnant. Feeling good and pregnancy do not always go hand in hand. While most expecting mothers desire nothing more than a safe and healthy pregnancy, their symptoms may throw a wrench into their…
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5 Articles of Clothing that Every Pregnant Woman Needs

Look your best while expecting your bundle of joy with the 5 articles of clothing that every pregnant woman needs.  Pregnancy and fashion do not always go together. After all, in a time when your body is going through so many changes, it can be hard to invest your hard earned money on clothes that…
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Medicines that are Safe for Pregnancy

Feeling sick during pregnancy? Check out this list of which over the counter medicines are safe to consume during pregnancy and which to avoid. Some women seem to glide through pregnancy effortlessly. They avoid nausea, gain the perfect amount of weight and have the perfect pregnancy glow.  Others are not so lucky.  Worst still, pregnancy…
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Increase Your Sexual Satisfaction with These 5 Items

Increase your chances of an orgasm by following our tips to increase your sexual satisfaction.  Sex can offer many health and wellness benefits for those in and out of a committed relationship. While sex can offer increased feelings of bonding and intimacy for those in a relationship, it also offers many benefits to your mental…
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5 Exercises to do in Pregnancy that Will Help with Labor

Labor is physically demanding. Training with our 10 exercises can help prepare your body.    Everyone knows there is a reason they call it labor. If it were easy it would be called something else. Yet many expecting mothers go into childbirth without any physical training. Just as you prepare your home for your new…
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5 Ways to Manage Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Eating for two can lead to some serious regret when it comes to trying to lose the baby weight. Manage your weight gain during pregnancy with our top five tips!    Pregnancy and weight gain seem to go hand in hand. Of course they should. After all, you are spending the better part of a…
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Lower your Stress in Five Easy Steps

Manage stress and improve your mental well being in five easy steps!    We all have stress in our lives, between work, bills, current events and family life, many people are finding it harder and harder to manage their day to day stress. Unfortunately, your body does not a good job distinguishing between emotional triggers…
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