Category Archives: PCOS

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PCOS: Check Out Our Chat

We at the Center for Young Women’s Health are passionate about helping young women with PCOS. In fact, many years ago we were the first Children’s Hospital ever to offer a special forum where young women diagnosed with PCOS could chat with their peers–other teens…

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Cool Off with a Healthy Frozen Treat

The summer months are a great time to be outside, spend time with friends and enjoy more free time than you may have during the school year. Between sunscreen and bathing suits, there is often opportunity for frozen treats such as ice cream and popsicles….

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It’s Not in Your Head

I was both surprised and saddened to learn that research studies have shown that women with PCOS are four times more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression than other women. Of these women, 1/3 of them meet the criteria for major depression, yet the…

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Potluck Friendly PCOS Meals

As the winter chill sets in, many people may notice that it becomes harder and harder to be motivated to get out and socialize. While staying in can be relaxing every once in a while, being social and making the most of the winter is…

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Finding the Right Balance in 2016

Many people associate the New Year with resolutions. Some choose to “give up” things, while others resolve to “change” some aspect of their life.  While reassessing yourself is definitely worthwhile, making a commitment to make an extreme change may not be realistic. Instead of focusing…

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Hunger and Fullness with PCOS

Have you ever stopped to think about how your body tells you that you need to eat or that you have had enough and should stop eating? It might sound like a funny concept, but some people report feeling very “in tune” with their body’s…

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Athletes with PCOS

As the school year begins again, many teenagers are getting back into sports after summer break. Sports teams or clubs can be a great way to make friends and stay healthy. For girls with PCOS, sports teams can also be a good way to maintain…

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Beyond Appearances

Have you heard the name Harnaam Kaur? I hadn’t before today, but as soon as I heard her story I knew I had to share it! Harnaam is a 24yo young woman with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and like some women with PCOS she has…

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You’ve Got This!

Earlier this month, fans of the US Women’s Soccer watched with anticipation as their team beat Japan, bringing home the World Cup.  It was absolutely thrilling to watch.  The team comradery was and is striking. To say that the team’s success is based solely on…

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PCOS and Gluten-Free Diets

You might hear a lot of your friends, or even family members talking about gluten-free diets. Perhaps you have even heard that a gluten-free diet is beneficial for women with PCOS. It’s no surprise that you have heard so much chatter about gluten-free diets because…