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      Interactive Tools

        Calculators

          Adult BMI Calculator
          Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

          Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
          The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

          Due Date Calculator
          It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

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        Quizzes

          Breast Cancer Quiz
          True or false: Most of the lumps women find when checking their breasts aren't cancerous.

          Calcium Quiz
          True or false: If you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take the calcium it needs from your bones.

          Chlamydia Quiz
          Answer this one: The STD chlamydia is a bacterium that is transmitted through intimate physical contact. What's the most common means of transmission?

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        Risk Assessments

          Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment
          Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

          Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
          Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

          Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
          This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

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      Multimedia

        Podcasts

          Amniocentesis Podcast
          Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.

          Angioplasty and Stent Placement for the Heart Podcast
          This procedure is done to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease and to restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.

          Breast Biopsy Podcast
          Detailed information on breast biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

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        Videos

          Abdominal Hysterectomy
          Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed. Fibroids in the uterus are a common reason for a hysterectomy. In this video, you'll find out other medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

          Exercise During Pregnancy
          There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.

          Making the Decision to Quit Smoking
          Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan that will keep you on the path to being smoke-free.

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