Women’s Health

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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.


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How You Can Stop Foot and Toe Fungus In Its Tracks

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, foot ulcers

Foot fungus and fungal toenails are a serious annoyance, but they can also spread and become a health problem, especially if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Learn what to do to treat them.


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What a New Double Mastectomy Study Means for Patients

Tags: bilateral mastectomy, breast cancer, double mastectomy, lumpectomy

New research confirms that a bilateral mastectomy won’t necessarily improve your long-term survival. What is the best option for treating breast cancer?


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Need Some Sleep? Here’s How You Can Cope With Hot Flashes at Night

Tags: CPAP, hormones, hot flashes, menopause, sleep, sleep apnea

The hot flashes associated with menopause aren’t just uncomfortable during the day — they can disrupt your sleep. Doctors usually prescribe hormone therapy.


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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

Tags: antidepressant, bladder, diuretics, hypertension, incontinence, medications, overactive bladder, pain medication, prostate, sleep, urine, urine leakage

If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.


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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


Damaged Hair

Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, hair, summer, sun, sun exposure

The sun and heat of summer can wreak havoc on your hair’s health, especially if you have lighter and finer hair, or are African-American. Find out what steps you can take to protect it.


When you think of nurse midwives, do you think of babies delivered at home? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

4 Reasons to Consider a Nurse Midwife (Infographic)

Tags: infographic, midwife, nurse, pregnancy

Discover the reality behind myths about where nurse midwives deliver and more. Learn what it takes to become a nurse midwife and the surprising number of services these healthcare providers deliver.


How much water should you drink each day? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Water: Do You Need 8 Glasses a Day? (Infographic)

Tags: bladder, dehydration, diarrhea, fever, healthy diet, hydration, water

When it comes to drinking water, is the magic number 8 glasses a day? Our experts explain all the factors involved in making sure our bodies get the right amount of fluid every day.


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New Study Finds High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better Protects Elderly (Video)

Tags: elderly, elderly patients, flu vaccine, geriatric, geriatric health, study, vaccines, videos

A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.