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Preventive Health and Well Woman Visits

Preventive Healthand Well-Woman Visits October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to focus on prevention and detection of this disease. Regular exams and mammograms are essential to both prevention and early detection, and recommended screenings significantly increase the survival rate when a disease is caught in its early stages. Regular exams are […]

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Heart Health for Women

February is National Heart Health Month ♥  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women, killing 1 in 3 women worldwide and 1 in 4 in the US. Several risk factors for CVD are unique to women, and the risk of CVD increases markedly after ovarian function stops at menopause. Other risk factors […]

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Landmark FABM Study: An Update

In September 2018, Dr. Rachel Urrutia along with five colleagues in the field of women’s reproductive health published a systematic review of studies looking at effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy. Read more about this landmark study on the Reply blog here. Since the study was published, some online responses have raised […]

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PCOS: A Patient’s Story

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a gynecological problem that affects 1 in 10 women. Symptoms include irregular cycles, weight gain, excessive growth of facial or body hair, severe acne, and metabolic problems. In honor of PCOS Awareness Month, one of our patients decided to share her story in the hope that others will benefit from learning […]

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Seafood Intake and Pregnancy

New study links higher seafood intake to shorter time to pregnancy By Emily Kennedy, MSc, Reply Fertility Educator & Health Coach On the journey to parenthood couples often wonder if they could make any lifestyle changes to boost their fertility. A new study out of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health has some advice: Try […]

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Landmark FABM Study

How effective are Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (“FABMs”) for preventing pregnancy?   August 15, 2018 The most comprehensive look to date at this question has just been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Rachel Urrutia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Chapel Hill […]

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Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs

Q&A with Dr. Faith Daggs Dr. Faith Daggs has known since childhood that she wanted to be a doctor, and she decided in medical school to focus on obstetrics and gynecology. She attended Catholic University in Washington, DC, followed by med school and ob/gyn residency at Georgetown. Following twenty years of practice at Geisinger Holy […]

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A Positive Approach to Gestational Diabetes

A Positive Approach to Gestational Diabetes By Emily Kennedy, MSc Pregnancy is an exciting time full of rapid changes. In up to 10% of pregnant women, a condition called gestational diabetes mellitus (“GDM”) can develop because of hormonal changes and cause expectant women to feel discouraged or even guilty. This article seeks to help these women […]

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The Mystery of Menopause: Explained

The Mystery of Menopause On February 6 we hosted the First Tuesdays! talk, The Mystery of Menopause: Explained. Reply’s own Tally Krienke, CNM led the presentation, which reviewed the stages of perimenopause and menopause. In addition, several Reply clinicians were on hand and provided insights on everything from nutrition to physical changes to libido. A […]

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Endo What?

Endo What? Join us Thursday, November 2, for an exclusive screening of Endo What?, a groundbreaking film about the devastating condition endometriosis. The event will be held on the UNC Campus and is presented by Reply Ob/Gyn & Fertility and Women’s Birth & Wellness Center. The presentation is FREE and open to the public, but […]

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