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Wondering about your health? Confused by what you’ve read? Browse our Ask the Nurse answer archive to find answers to many women's health questions and concerns. All answers are from a Cleveland Clinic women's health nurse.

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Choosing Shoes for Common Foot Problems in Women

April 17, 2018 at 9:38am

Are athletic shoes with the rocker soles better for your feet than regular sneakers? I have chronic plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and arthritis. The rocker soles shoes do feel better.

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Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap

January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

How does bar soap compare to alcohol based sanitizers or liquid soap? I prefer using bar soap, but I’m concerned about its effectiveness.

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Health screenings and guidelines for women in their 60s

May 14, 2013 at 2:08pm

What should a preventative maintenance program for a woman over age 65 look like? I scheduled a pap smear and pelvic exam with my family doctor, and she did not think this was necessary at my age. However, she did not discuss why or discuss what checkups I should be scheduling at my age.

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Bacterial Infection Risks

October 31, 2011 at 12:02pm

My daughter’s college roommate just informed her that she had a bacterial infection. She was having abdominal pain which brought her to the doctor. What is the risk factor for my daughter?

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Does Bad Breath Mean It's Halitosis?

July 22, 2011 at 5:18pm

My 9-year old grandson went to the dentist and the dentist told his Mom that his bad breath was due to his sinuses. What should be the recommended course of treatment?

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