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Natural method

Medication & Treatment
March 14, 2017

Do you really need that aspirin?

Most of us have taken an aspirin at some point in our lives. Some of us take it every day. Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that is used to treat fever, mild to moderate pain, and inflammation in the body. It works by blocking substances in the body that cause pain and swelling. This helps to relieve the amount of pain sensed and reduces the inflammatory response. Aspirin can also be used to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It has blood-thinning properties, which means it can improve blood circulation and prevent blood clots. If…
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Birth Control
January 13, 2015

Contraception 101 by Dr Lynelle Hoeks

This is my first blog post in a series of 4 on contraception – so yes, there’s clearly a lot of important information you need to know. First things first; whether this topic is unchartered territory, or whether you’re wondering if your current contraceptive is still suitable for you, choosing a contraceptive method can be confusing and daunting. Each time I counsel someone on selecting a method that’s appropriate for them, I’m reminded of just how many factors influence their choice. From family support (or none), cultural beliefs, cost and access to health services, to ease of use and preconceived…
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