Latest Women’s Health News

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  • Dietary concerns
  • Fitness
  • Menopause management
  • Necessary medical tests
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis prevention

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  • Medical management of urinary incontinence in women

    Urinary incontinence is common, underreported, and undertreated. Primary care physicians should be comfortable discussing urinary incontinence with their female patients and managing it with conservative treatment.

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  • Weight Loss Actually Possible After Menopause

    Study proves effectiveness of exercise in managing weight and hot flashes in postmenopausal women, even those who were previously sedentary

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  • Hormone replacement therapy in young women with surgical primary ovarian insufficiency

    For young women undergoing bilateral oophorectomy, estrogen therapy effectively controls symptoms, lessens risk of disease, and reduces mortality. This review discusses how disturbingly, many women go untreated due to inappropriate fears regarding estrogen use.

    List authored and from Fertility and Sterility, September 9, 2016.

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  • Hormone replacement therapy in young women with primary ovarian insufficiency and early menopause

    Women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) have ovarian hormone deficiency and associated increased morbidity. This review discusses hormone replacement therapy options to improve the quality of life for women with POI.

    List authored and from Fertility and Sterility, September 27, 2016.

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  • Cervical cancer death rates are much higher than thought, study says

    January 23, 2017 - The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings.

    Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according to a new study that published in the journal Cancer on Monday.

      The study found that previous estimates of cervical cancer death rates didn't account for women who had their cervixes removed in hysterectomy procedures, which eliminates the risk of developing the cancer.

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    • CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

      Fewer shots of the HPV vaccine offer more incentive to prevent HPV related cancers.

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    • Menopause tied to faster decline in women's lung function

      December 2016 - Age-related decline in women's lung function may speed up during and after menopause, a recent study suggests.

      Past research has shown that young women can boost their lung function through their mid-twenties by following a healthy lifestyle that includes getting plenty of aerobic exercise and avoiding cigarettes. After that, lung function declines gradually, and the process can be sped up when people smoke or carry excess fat around their midsection.

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    • FDA OKs Prasterone for Dyspareunia in Postmenopausal Women

      The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved prasterone to treat women with moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse associated with menopause.

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    • Hot Flashes May Be In Your Genes

      Do you know the feeling of being a little flush in the face or hot under the collar? If you're an older woman, the memory alone may make you feel uncomfortable -- and hot. But hope may be on the horizon.

      For more than 70% of women, this feeling becomes a regular occurrence during one particular time of their lives: menopause, when their periods stop and they are no longer able to bear children. Yet despite its commonality, very little is known about why hot flashes occur and why some women are more likely to experience them than others.

      But a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Menopause, has found that these moments of heat may come down to a woman's genes.

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    • Study Questions Value of Mammograms, Breast Cancer Screening

      A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumor that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

      Mammograms do catch some deadly cancers and save lives. But they also find many early cancers that are not destined to grow or spread and become a health threat. There is no good way to tell which ones will, so many women get treatments they don't really need. It's a twin problem: overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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