Some women struggle to enjoy sex. It’s a common and complicated issue that can make women and their partners feel isolated or less connected. It’s important to address with your doctor as there are treatments available.
Clinical studies show that acupuncture bolsters the body’s nervous and endocrine systems, and has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can reverse disease
Menopause is a natural stage of life, and is not something that always must be treated with medicine. However, if your menopause-related symptoms are bothersome, you may wish to talk with your doctor. This is especially important if your symptoms interfere with your daily activities. Among the most bothersome of menopause-related symptoms are hot flashes and night sweats. These … Read More
Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More
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Discover the most common symptoms of menopause, from hallmark hot flashes to skin and hair changes. Then get our expert’s recommendations on hormone therapy and other solutions.
Are you getting ready for thyroid cancer surgery? You probably have a few questions. We asked endocrine surgeon Rosemarie Metzger, MD, the most common questions people ask about thyroid surgery. Here are her responses: 1. Is there more than one type of surgery for thyroid cancer? The standard treatment for thyroid cancer is surgical removal of the entire … Read More
Contributor Rebecca Flyckt, MD, FACOG The process of becoming pregnant begins with – and depends on – ovulation, when a woman’s body releases an egg from one of her ovaries to be available for fertilization. Ovulation problems are the most common cause of female infertility. They occur in about 20 percent of the 6.1 million … Read More
Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Using cold temperatures on prostate tissue to kill cancer cells – or what’s called cryotherapy – offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is … Read More
After hearing your doctor say “You’ve got breast cancer,” it’s hard to focus on what comes next. You’re understandably scared, and your mind probably is reeling. You’re not prepared – no one is – to have a conversation about your prognosis and medical choices. From oncologist Jame Abraham, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Medical … Read More
Each year, there are changes in healthcare worth noting. As we look back at 2013, here are 10 important health highlights for women that include advancements, greater knowledge and new warnings as well. 1. Hot flash treatment The first non-hormonal therapy — Brisdelle™ (paroxetine 7.5mg) orally at night — was FDA-approved for the treatment of hot flashes associated with menopause. … Read More