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Hysterectomy Often Performed Unnecessarily, According to Study

Blue Cross Blue Shield has begun a campaign to reduce hysterectomy rates, after their study determined that as many as 2 out of 3 hysterectomies performed could have been avoided. Those are pretty shocking stats! A hysterectomy is a serious procedure that removes a woman’s reproductive organs. It leaves a woman unable to carry children, has lasting hormonal side effects, increases the chance of heart disease, and carries surigical risks as well.

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What Causes Baby Hiccups?

Babies, like adults, get the hiccups. In fact, babies hiccup before they are even born. The causes of hiccups in infants and babies vary. While it may be frustrating to watch your baby go through a bout of hiccups — especially when she is trying to sleep — most of the causes are not serious. Some, however, can be uncomfortable or even life-threatening for your baby.

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The Average Breast Size of a Woman

Breasts are significant features of the female anatomy. Girls may start to develop breasts as early as 8 years old, but breast development may not start until the early teens. Most women’s breasts are fully developed by the time they reach their early 20s, and breast size will remain fairly stable, though it may fluctuate due to overall weight gain or pregnancy. Breast size is unique to each woman and is generally dictated by genetics.