Smoking and Your Risk For Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis (“porous bone”) is a condition in which the bones weaken and become more likely to fracture.    This serious health problem affects an estimated forty-four million people in the United States, sixty-eight percent of whom are women.  It also costs our health system millions in health care expenditures and lost productivity. It is most … Read More

Study Reveals Women’s Misperceptions About IUDs

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An IUD (intrauterine device) is a plastic or copper-and-plastic device that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  An IUD is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can remain in the uterus as birth control for up to five or ten years depending on the brand.  Paragard® and Mirena® are two of the most … Read More

Study Finds That Many Babies Are Fed Solid Foods Too Soon

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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that many mothers are feeding their babies solid foods before the age of six months.  Many child nutritionists and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that parents should wait until their babies are at least six months old before offering them solid foods.  For the first six … Read More

Love, Romance and Your Health

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It is February and love is in the air.  It is almost Valentine’s Day, the day that people all over the United States and the world celebrate love and romance.  But how did Valentine’s Day come to represent love and romance?  No one knows absolutely how this came about but Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary Incontinence is a problem that affects many women, and affects more women than it does men.  It involves the involuntary release of urine and the symptoms can range from bothersome to debilitating.  Since the involuntary release of urine can be embarrassing for those who suffer from urinary incontinence, the problem often goes untreated.  This … Read More

Minimally Invasive Fibroid Removal

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A fibroid is a benign tumor that grows from the muscle layers of the uterus.  This common condition affects many women around the world.  In fact, about 20% to 80% of women develop fibroids by the time they reach the age of 50.  Some women with uterine fibroids experience symptoms such as heavy menstrual periods, … Read More

The Physical Symptoms of A Broken Heart

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Have you ever heard the term “she died of a broken heart?” While breaking up with a boyfriend or going through a divorce is not usually life-threatening, it can be hard on both your mind and your body.  A breakup can cause a lot of emotional strain leading to real physical changes in your body. … Read More

Weight Loss and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman and have vowed to lose weight in the new year, you are not alone.  Every January, women all over the United States vow to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.  If you have been to your neighborhood gym lately, or to a weight watchers meeting, you may have noticed … Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnoses and Treatment

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a medical condition where one or more of the pelvic organs drops (prolapses) from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina.  This problem affects many women, particular women who are older. It happens when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs … Read More

Heart Disease and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman in the United States, chances are you are very aware of your risk for breast cancer, cervical cancer, osteoporosis and other conditions affecting women’s health.  However, how aware are you of your risks for heart disease?  You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of … Read More