Women’s Health

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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What “No Ink on Tumor” Means if You Have Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, breast conservation, lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery comes with a question: How much healthy tissue should we remove? A new guideline helps simplify the answer for patients and doctors.


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Simple, Easy Ways to Stay Fit While You Travel

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, oatmeal, travel, travel tips, yoga

Here's how to take small steps and set realistic goals when it comes to exercise and diet while you're traveling.


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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.


#knowpink on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What Do You Want to Know About Breast Cancer? Tell Us. Use Hashtag #KnowPink

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, cancer, mammograms, mastectomy, videos

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about breast cancer. It’s easy to be confused about this disease. Ask your questions in our post or use the hashtag #KnowPink on Twitter or Facebook. Join the conversation and get answers.


Life expectancy was 81.2 years for females and 76.4 for males. HealthHub number from Cleveland Clinic

How Long Can We Expect to Live? U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

Tags: exercise, healthhub number, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, infographic, study

Life expectancy at birth reached an all-time record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to data recently released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Find out what's changed and why, according to the experts.


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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

Tags: alcohol, biomedical engineering, caffeine, depression, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, mood, PMS, resolutions, whole grains

Healthy eating and exercise can help control the bloating, depression and irritability of PMS. Avoid salt, fast food and processed food, and chow down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy.


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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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?


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If You Suffer From Endometriosis, Better Help May Be Coming

Tags: endometriosis, menstrual cramps, periods, study

If you suffer from the pain and other aggravations of endometriosis, learn about some of the latest advances in research and treatment.


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Pregnant? Test Your Weight Gain Knowledge With This Quiz

Tags: diet, healthy diet, pregnancy, weight gain

If you have a new family addition on the way, you probably have a long list of questions, including how to manage your weight during pregnancy. Find out how much you already know — and get answers and additional resources to help you prepare.