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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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What You Should Know About Breast Implants After 40

Tags: breast augmentation, breast cancer, breast lift, mammograms, plastic surgery

More women over 40 are opting to have breast augmentation surgery. A surgeon discusses reasons for the trend and special concerns for this age group.


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What You Need to Know About 4 Gynecological Cancers

Tags: cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, HPV, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, PAP, Pap smears, vulvar cancer

Gynecological cancers are relatively rare, and they respond well to treatment when caught early. Know the risks, signs and likelihood of developing one of these diseases.


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Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

Tags: BRCA gene, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, breast exam, cancer, cancer treatments, chemo brain, chemotherapy, fertility, genetic, infertility, mammograms, mastectomy, relationships, self-breast exam

Young women with breast cancer have unique concerns: a complex, often inherited disease, issues of infertility and body image, and impact on family life, relationships and career. Here’s what to look for when seeking care.


Why Does It Hurt Down There? How to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain

Why Does It Hurt Down There? How to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain

Tags: chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, ob/gyn, pain management, uterine fibroids, women's health

If you’re frustrated by chronic pelvic pain that hasn’t responded to treatment, you’re not alone. But with help, you can live a normal life.


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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.