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Delivery

The vagina is a muscular tube that can expand to accommodate the baby's head and shoulders. Uterine contractions continue until the baby and the placenta are delivered.


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Health Tip of the Day

A Woman's Heart Disease Risk

You're at risk for heart disease:

  • If your father had a heart attack before age 56 or if your mother had one before age 60.

  • If you are 20 percent or more overweight.

  • If body fat is concentrated around your midsection.

  • If you have a low level of HDL ("good") cholesterol and a high level of LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

  • If you have diabetes.

  • If you have high blood pressure.

  • If you smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke.

  • If you don't exercise.

  • If you are under constant stress.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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