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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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 [...]

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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.

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How to Store Your Breast Milk Safely (Infographic)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fertility Drugs Tied to Multiple Births (Video)

Tags: embryoscope, fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, video

A study links the use of fertility treatments and an increased rate of multiple births — but a decline in the number of triplets and other high-order births when using in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Fertility After Cancer: Know Your Options

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cryotherapy, embryo, fertility, ovarian cancer, sperm

Most cancer treatments affect fertility for both men and women. In most cases there are ways to maintain the ability to become pregnant or father a child, by freezing sperm, eggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue.

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Skip Periods With Birth Control (Video)

Tags: birth control, periods, video

Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains how hormonal birth control pills can be safely used to skip periods.