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Women's Health Care: Topics A-Z

Women's health covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. Scroll down for a comprehensive look at the diseases and conditions affecting women. ... more »
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Cranberries Not Effective in Preventing UTIs

Oh the joys of being a woman:  periods, monthly mood swings, lumpy breasts, and for many, recurrent Urinary Tract Infections! UTI’s account for nearly one in four bacterial infections in women, over 50% of us will develop a UTI in our lifetime. ... more »
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Low Milk Supply Linked to Maternal Diabetes

Women who have any form of diabetes during pregnancy may face a low milk supply that cuts short their breastfeeding plans, according to a recently published study from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  The study did not differentiate between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes but compared new mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy with new mothers not diabetic d ... more »

Anti-Inflammatory Medications May Prove Beneficial in Hard-to-Treat Depression

Many people suffering from depression benefit from antidepressant medications but about one third do not.  A recent study suggests these drug-resistant patients may be experiencing a high level of inflammation in addition to the more standard symptoms of depression.  The study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to observe how specific areas of the brain interact with each other and com ... more »
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Postcoital Bleeding (Bleeding After Intercourse)

Bleeding after intercourse, also referred to as postcoital bleeding, describes vaginal bleeding or spotting experienced during or after sex which is not related to your menstrual period. ... more »
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Stroke

Many people survive a stroke, with varying degrees of recovery, but brain damage is often permanent. Data indicates one in five women (20%) will have a stroke during her lifetime. ... more »

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