women’s health

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Local Doctor Weighs In On Jolie’s Tough Decision To Have Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed

Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week to ensure she has a long life with her husband and six children.

03/24/2015

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New Study Suggests Sugary Drinks Could Accelerate Start Of Puberty In Girls

A new study suggests that girls who drink a lot of sugar-filled drinks may start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who consume other beverages.

01/28/2015

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Stress Causing Hair Loss In Some Younger Women

We’ve come to accept stress as a part of our daily lives. But for women, especially younger women, there’s a new and embarrassing effect of stress – hair loss.

12/02/2014

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Overactive Bladder Treatment: Nerve Stimulation

Florence Mediate loves to travel, but she hasn’t taken a trip since 2012.

11/21/2014

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Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer “Vague, Subtle”

Doris Haropulos is fighting for her life. The 79-year-old was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer last year after months of feeling bloated and nauseous.

09/19/2014

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Vitamin D: Good For Pregnancy?

Vitamin D is thought to be good for the bones, and good for the heart.

08/15/2014

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Pitt Study: Menopause A Particular Time For Cholesterol Concern

At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.

07/15/2014

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Research: Women With Diabetes More Likely To Develop Heart Disease

Forget what you think you know about heart disease. There’s new information that’s shaking things up a bit.

06/03/2014

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FDA Mulls Pap Tests Versus HPV Screenings

The regularly scheduled pap smear — for many women, it’s a routine part of getting a checkup.

03/13/2014

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More Women Struggling With Secondary Infertility

Krissy McNeil, 37, doesn’t mind picking up toys at her Pittsburgh home.

02/25/2014

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First-Ever Stroke Prevention Guidelines Issued For Women

When Anne-Marie Conlan was pregnant with her first child, she was rushed to the hospital at 37 weeks with pre-eclampsia.

02/06/2014

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Study: Walking Hour A Day May Reduce Older Women’s Chances of Getting Breast Cancer

A large new study from the American Cancer Society finds walking an hour a day could significantly reduce an older woman’s chances of getting breast cancer.

10/04/2013

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New Study Says Men Are Cause Of Menopause

Canadian researchers think they have the answer for why women eventually hit menopause: men.

06/14/2013

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New Study Finds Link Between Vitamin D And Fibroids

Fibroids are very common. Vitamin D deficiency is also very common.

04/24/2013

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Pap Tests Could Help Detect Uterine, Ovarian Cancers

Could pap tests be the key to discovering deeper gynecologic cancers?

03/11/2013

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