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Pregnant? Find Out About Sickle Cell Risks for Your Baby

Tags: bone marrow transplant, genetic disorder, genetic testing, genetics, pregnancy, sickle cell disease (SCD), stem cells

Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.


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Urinary Leakage Is Not a Normal Part of Aging (Video)

Tags: bladder, bladder lift surgery, geriatric health, overactive bladder, pelvic exams, pelvic floor surgery, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, UTI, video, videos

One in three women can involuntarily leak urine. This is not normal, and it's not a normal part of aging. The good news is that this problem can be treated. Watch this video to learn more.


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What You Should Know About Drug to Grow Thick Eyelashes

Tags: eye damage, eye exam, eye health, eyelashes, glaucoma, periorbital fat atrophy, vision

Glaucoma medication bimatoprost, which is also sold as an eyelash grower, has its own pros and cons. Learn about this medicine from an ophthalmologist’s point of view.


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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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There is Help for Your Hot Flashes, Night Sweats (Video)

Tags: hormone replacement therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, menopause, perimenopause, sleep, video, videos

For most women, short-term hormone therapy is the best solution to hot flashes and night sweats and can prevent menopause-associated bone loss. But hormone therapy is not for everyone.


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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Tags: activity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

A recent study shows that moderate physical activity (including walking and doing housework) two or three times per week may be best for cardiovascular health.


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Does Dry Shampoo Actually Keep Your Hair Clean?

Tags: dermatitis, hair, hair follicle, hair loss, hygiene, skin care, skin infection

You can make your salon style last longer or postpone washing your hair by using dry shampoo. It reduces the appearance of oil in your hair, but you must get your head wet to get rid of the dirt.


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Should You Worry About Shrinking as You Get Older? (Video)

Tags: bone density, bone health, geriatric, geriatric health, osteoporosis, video, videos

To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.