Women's Health Team

Find information about the major medical issues facing women, from breast cancer and heart disease to menopause and osteoporosis, and get tips for healthy living from our Center for Specialized Women's Health.

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Need Some Sleep? Here’s How You Can Cope With Hot Flashes at Night

Tags: CPAP, hormones, hot flashes, menopause, sleep, sleep apnea

The hot flashes associated with menopause aren’t just uncomfortable during the day — they can disrupt your sleep. Doctors usually prescribe hormone therapy.


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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


When you think of nurse midwives, do you think of babies delivered at home? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

4 Reasons to Consider a Nurse Midwife (Infographic)

Tags: infographic, midwife, nurse, pregnancy

Discover the reality behind myths about where nurse midwives deliver and more. Learn what it takes to become a nurse midwife and the surprising number of services these healthcare providers deliver.


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Age 35 and Older: Too Late to Get Pregnant? (Video)

Tags: fertility, infertility, pregnancy, pregnant, video

U.S. women are waiting longer to have their first child, a new study says. But while first-time older mothers face increased health risks, they can improve their outlook by adopting healthy [...]


Woman Having Eggs Implanted As Part Of IVF Treatment

Freezing Eggs Can Preserve Your Dream of Motherhood

Tags: fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, pregnant

One of the newest advances in fertility treatment — retrieving and freezing eggs — can give a woman better odds for starting a family later in life since life doesn’t always cooperate with a woman’s plans for motherhood.


How long is breast milk safe in the fridge, freezer – and more. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely (Infographic)

Tags: Be Well e-News, breast milk, breastfeeding, infographic, milk, pregnancy, pregnant

Don’t let your hard-earned nourishment go to waste. Learn how to properly store breast milk to maximize its nutritional benefits and antibodies.


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What You Should Know About Infertility’s Most Common Cause

Tags: fertility, hormone therapy, hormones, infertility, infertility treatments, ovarian cysts, ovaries, PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy

Most ovulation problems result from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive oral drugs can effectively treat PCOS, allowing many women to conceive.


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Incontinence? Sling Removes Your Fear of Sudden Sneeze

Tags: bladder, botox, ESTEEM trial (Effects of Surgical Treatment Enhanced with Exercise for Mixed Urinary Incontinence), incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic floor surgery, pelvic surgery, sneezing, urine leakage

Sling surgery is a good option to treat one of the two most common types of female urinary incontinence, known as “stress incontinence,” when sudden stresses from laughing, sneezing or coughing lead to leakage.


Nurse With Mammogram Machine

Mammograms Still Can Save Your Life

Tags: breast cancer, breast exam, breast health, mammograms, women's health

A study that casts doubt on the usefulness of mammograms for long-term cancer survival may have grabbed headlines recently. But health experts maintain that annual mammograms for women over age 40 will save lives.


Female Reproductive System

Simple Procedure Treats Cervical Cancer Early

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, fertility, LEEP procedure, Pap smears, pap test

Early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous tissue has resulted in a significant decline in cervical cancer rates over the last 70 years. Find out how a simple electrosurgical procedure aids in the fight.