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What is a normal menstrual cycle?

In the United States, the average age of a woman's first period is 12.3 years old, which means most women have menstrual cycles a significant portion of their lives. Because of this, some of the most common questions asked are about periods and what is considered "normal."

Listen as Dr. Sara Ackerman, obstetrician/gynecologist with Allina Health, discusses the most common menstrual cycle questions many women have. 

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Why do women experience joint pain more than men?

Studies show that women are more likely to suffer from joint pain then men, in fact 60 percent of all Americans affected by joint pain are women. Seems unfair, especially when joint pain restricts your ability to stay active and live your life to the fullest. There are some real reasons why joint pain hurts women more than men, but there is also help available for overcoming it.

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