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'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study0

norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)

norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)0

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)0

Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough

Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough0

Women Brace for Changes to Health Benefits

Women Brace for Changes to Health Benefits0

Characteristics of Female Sexual Satisfaction

Characteristics of Female Sexual Satisfaction0

Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: Study

Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: Study0

Breast Augmentation

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Endometriosis

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Vulvodynia (Vaginal Pain)

Vulvodynia (Vaginal Pain)0

Pain in the vagina or the female external genital organs (the vulva, which includes the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina) most commonly is a result of infection. Vaginal pain during sexual intercourse is referred to as dyspareunia. ...

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)0

What is dilation and curettage (D and C)? Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a procedure in which the cervix of the uterus is expanded (dilated) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be removed with a spoon-shaped instrument called a ...

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women0

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study ...

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study ...

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes?

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes?0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests. The study included 29 healthy, ...

Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women

Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women0

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress could undo some of your healthy food choices, a new study suggests. Stressful events from the day before appear to eradicate any health benefits a person might have gained from choosing a ...

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts0

Cysts can arise through a variety of processes in the body, including: Pain during intercourse Nausea Vomiting Unusual bleeding Abdominal fullness Breast pain Aching in the pelvic region Ovarian cysts definition and ...

Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms

Obamacare Tied to Rise in Mammograms0

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Medicare patients getting mammograms increased slightly, but significantly, in the first three years of U.S. health-care reform, according to a new study. The researchers focused on ...

Breast Self Exam

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Breast self-exam facts A breast self-exam is a woman's examination of her breasts for any changes or abnormalities. Although some women prefer to do breast self-exams, their value in detecting early cancers and in saving lives from ...

Pelvic Exam

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What is a pelvic exam? A pelvic exam is an examination of a woman's genital system. A pelvic exam examines organs including the vulva, vagina, uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes; the bladder and rectum are also usually included ...

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)0

What is LEEP? Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), uses a low-voltage electrical current to remove abnormal tissues of the cervix. It has an advantage, therefore, over the destructive techniques (CO2 laser and cryocautery) in that ...

HPV Test

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the cervix can lead to cervical cancer. A vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases caused by infection with HPVs was approved for use in the U.S. in June 2006. This was the first vaccine to ...

Endometrial Biopsy

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The uterus (womb) is lined by a special type of tissue known as the endometrium. Endometrial biopsy, or endometrial sampling, is a technique of removing a piece of tissue from the inner lining of the uterus. The sample of tissue is analyzed under a ...

Cystinuria

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Cystinuria facts Cystinuria is a relatively common inherited disorder. The disorder is due to a defect in the transport of amino acids including one called cystine. Cystinuria features too much cystine in the urine. Cystine is highly insoluble, ...

Cervical Dysplasia

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Cervical dysplasia facts Cervical dysplasia is precancerous change in the lining cells of the cervix of the uterus. Cervical dysplasia is caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), but other factors also play a role. HPV infection ...

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests. Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful public ...

Endometrial Ablation

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Endometrial ablation facts Endometrial ablation is the surgical destruction of the lining tissues of the uterus. Endometrial ablation is one type of treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding that is due to a benign (non-cancerous) ...

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)0

PMS vs. PMDD - What's the Difference? Ms. B.T. is 38 years old. Her co-workers always seem to know when she has her period. During this time, she becomes extremely irritable. She feels guilty because she gets very angry at her children for no ...

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women0

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds. In this phase 3 ...

Hysterectomy

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Hysterectomy and Pap Smears Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Viewer Question: Is it necessary to have a Pap smear if you have had a hysterectomy? Dr. ...

Amenorrhea

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Amenorrhea facts Amenorrhea refers to the absence of menstrual periods; it may be either primary (meaning a woman never developed menstrual periods) or secondary (absence of menstrual periods in a woman who was previously menstruating). Genetic ...

Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study

Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study0

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Female doctors in the United States make much less than their male colleagues, a new study finds. Researchers examined more than 3 million Medicare reimbursement claims received by doctors in 13 ...

Colposcopy

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Colposcopy facts Colposcopy is a procedure used by physicians that provides a magnified and illuminated view of the vulva, vaginal walls, and uterine cervix. This procedure is often done to evaluate an abnormal appearing cervix or an ...

Didronel (etidronate)

Didronel (etidronate)0

home / women's health center / women's health a-z list / etidronate index / didronel (etidronate) drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmDDr. Ogbru received his ...

Forteo (teriparatide)

Forteo (teriparatide)0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: No USES: Forteo is a prescription medicine that is used to treat: Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for bone fractures Men with primary or hypogonadal osteoporosis ...

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control0

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D levels may drop after women stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives with estrogen, researchers report. The vitamin is involved in the immune system and in managing calcium in ...

risedronate (Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Atelvia)

risedronate (Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Atelvia)0

home / women's health center / women's health a-z list / risedronate index / risedronate (actonel, actonel with calcium, atelvia) drug monograph Medical Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, ...

Boniva (ibandronate)

Boniva (ibandronate)0

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes PRESCRIPTION: Yes USES: Ibandronate is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in women after menopause. The optimum duration of treatment has not been established and treatment should be evaluated ...

Heart Risk Factors Rise <i>Before</i> Menopause

Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause0

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease risk factors -- such as abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood pressure -- appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after, new research finds. "These risk ...

Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives

Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives0

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods begin later and who experience menopause later in life are more likely to live to be 90, new research suggests. "Our study found that women who started menstruation at age 12 or ...

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Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts0

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests. "The habits and the choices we make in the first half of our life ...

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed0

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes -- called subarachnoid hemorrhages -- are ...

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal0

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don't play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the ...

Bone Density Scan

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Who Should Get a Bone Density Scan? Bone density testing is used to assess the strength of the bones and the probability of fracture in persons at risk for osteoporosis. The test, referred to as bone densitometry or bone mineral density scan ...

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause0

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen after menopause may believe it helps them maintain their memory and thinking skills, but a new study suggests they are mistaken. Researchers found no change in mental ability ...

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV0

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research. The flexible ring ...

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes0

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions in young female athletes, a new report says. Known as the "female athlete triad," the conditions include eating problems, ...

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study0

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more ...

Health Tip: When New Moms Lose Their Hair

Health Tip: When New Moms Lose Their Hair0

(HealthDay News) -- Changes in estrogen levels can lead to loss of hair in new moms. Most women return to a full head of hair by the time baby turns one. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with loss of hair just after ...

The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study0

SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data ...

eflornithine, Vaniqa

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DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Eflornithine is the first topical drug (used on the skin) for the treatment of unwanted facial and chin hair. It does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth. The cells surrounding the base of each hair (called the ...

Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study

Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study0

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having high levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in mid-life may boost a woman's risk of benign tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids, a new study suggests. "Our findings are ...

Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study

Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study0

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests. Other research has linked smoking with higher rates of infertility and perhaps ...

Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA

Doctors Rally in Support of Fibroid Device Curbed by FDA0

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dozens of gynecologists, cancer doctors and women's health experts are challenging a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning on a power device used to remove fibroid growths from a woman's uterus. The ...

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke0

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say. These women could continue to face drastically increased risk of death -- or ...

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies0

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests. Researchers measured levels of ...

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level0

SUNDAY, Nov. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns. The pressure of tasks like cooking, buying presents, and organizing family gatherings can lead ...

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy0

(HealthDay News) -- A fetus is vulnerable to harm in its very early stages, before you may know you are pregnant. For women of childbearing age who are thinking of becoming pregnant, the American Academy of Family Physicians ...

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in every six freshmen women are raped during their first year at college while too drunk or drugged to fend off their attacker, a new U.S. study reports. Even worse, about the same ...

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety0

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After years of study, a new analysis finds there is still insufficient evidence on whether silicone breast implants are linked to any long-term health effects. The report, published online Nov. 9 in the ...

Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health

Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health0

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's a vicious cycle: Pregnant women who are depressed sit a lot, increasing their risk for greater weight gain and diabetes, a new study shows. More than 1,260 pregnant women provided researchers ...

Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey

Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey0

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but few feel a personal link with the disease, new research shows. A 2014 nationwide survey of more than 1,000 women between the ages of ...

Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?

Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?0

By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 2, 2015 -- A typical woman goes through more than 12,000 sanitary pads or tampons over the decades that she has her period. But is long-term use of sanitary ...

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health

Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health0

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having babies and breast-feeding may extend a woman's life, new research suggests. Other beneficial factors appear to include starting menstruation at a later age and using birth control ...

Rare Condition Can 'Masculinize' Women

Rare Condition Can 'Masculinize' Women0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For most women, some hair loss from the scalp along with more body hair are just regular signs of aging. In some cases, though, these changes may stem from a little-known condition that sends testosterone ...

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society's new breast cancer screening guidelines are likely to face some resistance within the medical community, based on early reaction. The guidelines, unveiled Tuesday, delay ...

Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society0

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near ...

Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress

Infertility Treatment: 7 Tips to Manage Stress0

Infertility treatment can be physically uncomfortable, time-consuming, exhausting, and costly - all without a guarantee of success. The infertility experience for many can range from multiple diagnostic procedures through progressively more aggressive ...

How to Do Breast Self-Exams

How to Do Breast Self-Exams0

SATURDAY, Oct. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast self-exams that might help detect breast cancer should be done once a month, a doctor recommends. Women should do the self-exams about seven to 10 days from the beginning of their menstrual ...

risedronate, Actonel, Atelvia

risedronate, Actonel, Atelvia0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates used for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone (in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of ...

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