Women’s Health

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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.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


Feminine Odor Problems? What You Should Know About Douching

Feminine Odor Problems? What You Should Know About Douching

Tags: douche, feminine hygiene, garlic, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, STDs, vaginitis

A Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN gives straight answers about douching, feminine odor and vaginal health.


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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.


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Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Tags: Headaches, migraines, pelvic floor surgery, sex, sex and heart health, stress

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure -- it also offers incredible health benefits. It can be good for your heart, relieve pain, help you sleep restfully, and it can even ease headaches.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.