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Black Pastors Urge Trump To Focus On Virus’s Heavy Impact On Minorities

A group of Black pastors is calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to address the racial and economic inequality that is making Black Americans and other minority communities far more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 pastors from across the country signed a letter declaring that they are firsthand witnesses of what preliminary demographic data […]

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Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK women suggests. Those who had a laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy, removing part of the uterus, were more satisfied than a group that had endometrial ablation. And they were less likely […]

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Heavy Periods: Can Folic Acid Help?

I read somewhere that folic acid supplements are beneficial for women with heavy periods. How does folic acid help heavy periods? Answer From Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. Folic acid supplements won't relieve heavy periods. The problem with having heavy periods is that you can develop anemia—a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood […]