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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Limit Your Infertility Risk After Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, fertility, infertility, menopause, pregnancy

Research published today highlights a new option for preserving fertility for breast cancer survivors.


Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Cure for You

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Treatment for You

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, hysterectomy, PAP, Pap smears, robotic surgery, squamous cell carcinomas, surgery

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is the least-invasive, fastest cervical cancer surgery and cure. Learn what makes it different from a traditional hysterectomy.


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Why You Should Avoid ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds

Tags: pregnancy, ultrasound

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably eager to see what your baby looks like. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning expectant moms and dads about businesses looking to capitalize on this curiosity.


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What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35 (Video)

Tags: advanced maternal age, fertility, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high-risk pregnancy, infertility, preeclampsia, pregnancy

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age.


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Are E-cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

Tags: bad habits, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, nicotine, pregnancy, quit smoking, smoking

Some consider e-cigarettes “safer” for pregnant women, but no medical studies prove they are safe. Experts say it’s best to avoid them and offer tips to help you quit.


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How You Can Get the Best, Most Accurate Mammogram

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, health screenings, mammograms

Women often don’t realize they can improve the quality of their mammography results by doing a few simple, critical things.


Old and New Way

What the New Pelvic Exam Guidelines Mean for You

Tags: abnormal pap, American College of Physicians (ACP), cervical cancer, fibroids, HPV, human papillomavirus, PAP, pap smear, Pap smears, pap test, pelvic exams

Gynecologists say new guidelines on annual pelvic exams could put women at risk. Find out what you should know about the yearly well woman visit.


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Dense Breasts and What They Mean for Your Mammograms

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, mammograms, MRI, tomosynthesis, ultrasound

A mammogram can find cancer early. But this test has some limitations that can require further testing, especially for women with dense breast tissue. Find out how breast density figures into breast cancer screening.


This guide from the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center provides an overview of life-long breast practices. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Breast Practices—How To Do Your Monthly Self-Exam (Infographic)

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, cancer, infographic, mammogram, mammograms, self-breast exam

Attention women! You have the power to reduce your risk of breast cancer. This reader-friendly guide gives you an overview on screenings, breast self-exams and more.


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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.