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Find information about the major medical issues facing women from breast cancer, infertility, and menopause to gynecologic cancer, obstetrics, gynecology and tips for healthy living from our Women's Health Institute.

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Heart Problem? Find Out if You Can Still Have a Baby

Tags: blood pressure, blood thinners, Cardiomyopathy, heart disease, high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy, pulmonary hypertension

Having heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get pregnant. Two Cleveland Clinic physicians discuss the risks.


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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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How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Avoid Aging Your Skin

Tags: aging, dermatologist, dermatology, geriatric, geriatric health, premature aging, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun exposure, sunburn, sunscreen, UVA rays, wrinkles

Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you're like most people, you probably don't. A new study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label.


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Want a Smooth, Safe Shave Every Time? Try These 10 Tips

Tags: dry skin, lotions, shaving, skin, skin care

Get 10 expert shaving tips so you can have healthy, radiant skin that turns heads at the pool, beach or wherever you go this summer.


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FDA Decision Aims to Eliminate Trans Fat From Your Food

Tags: cholesterol, diabetes, FDA, food labels, healthy diet, heart attack, heart-healthy oils, Trans fats

Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.


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5 Reasons You Should Have a Family Doctor

Tags: family health, primary care

If you have a medical need — sudden flu symptoms, nagging back pain, an unexpected rash — who is your first point of contact? Find out why a family physician might be the right answer


young woman breast feeding

Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


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How You Can Avoid an Infection from a Salon Pedicure

Tags: feet, foot health, pedicure, safety standards, summer safety, warts

It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look sexy and pretty. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain.


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Is Menopause Causing Your Mood Swings, Depression or Anxiety?

Tags: anxiety, brain health, depression, estrogen, memory, memory loss, menopause, mental health, perimenopause, sleep, sleep disorders

Menopause can make you moody and irritable. It can also cause anxiety and depression. Here’s some advice on how to handle it.


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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.