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Women's Health: March 2007

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How to Get the Most Out of Your GYN Visit


For most women, the physician they are most likely to see on a regular basis is their gynecologist. Women visit their gynecologist's office for birth control, STD testing and any number of other health matters, from vaginal infections to menstrual cramps.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends annual check-ups, starting with a visit between ages 13 and 15. Most women will continue to see a gynecologist or other reproductive healthcare provider, such as a midwife, throughout their lives. So how can you maximize your yearly visit with the gynecologist?

By Christine Haran

For most women, the physician they are most likely to see on a regular basis is their gynecologist. Women visit their gynecologist's office for birth control, STD testing and any number of other health matters, from vaginal infections to menstrual cramps.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends annual check-ups, starting with a visit between ages 13 and 15. Most women will continue to see a gynecologist or other reproductive healthcare provider, such as a midwife, throughout their lives. So how can you maximize your yearly visit with the gynecologist? Suzanne Merrill-Nach ... Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Your GYN Visit.


Abnormal Periods: When Should You Worry?


Does your period seem unusual? Is it surprisingly heavy, or unpredictable and infrequent? Abnormal uterine bleeding comes in many forms, and has many different causes, from fibroids and polyps to hormonal problems. Fortunately, in many cases the condition can be cured quickly and easily. Join our experts to learn why AUB happens, and what you can do about it.

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Does your period seem unusual? Is it surprisingly heavy, or unpredictable and infrequent? Abnormal uterine bleeding comes in many forms, and has many different causes, from fibroids and polyps to hormonal problems. Fortunately, in many cases the condition can be cured quickly and easily. Join our experts to learn why AUB happens, and what you can do about it.

Abnormal uterine bleeding is an often debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of American women. So what exactly is it?

... Continue reading Abnormal Periods: When Should You Worry?.


Women May Get Diabetes Earlier Than Men


Women may show signs of diabetes far earlier than men, according to new research. The findings could lead to new diabetes screening procedures to help identify who is at greatest risk of developing the disease.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo studied newly identified risk factors for type 2 diabetes, a disease of metabolism in which the body produces insufficient amounts or fails to use insulin, the hormone needed for cells to process glucose. This leads to a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream.

Women may show signs of diabetes far earlier than men, according to new research. The findings could lead to new diabetes screening procedures to help identify who is at greatest risk of developing the disease.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo studied newly identified risk factors for type 2 diabetes, a disease of metabolism in which the body produces insufficient amounts or fails to use insulin, the hormone needed for cells to process glucose. This leads to a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, eye and kidney diseases and other chronic illnesses.< ... Continue reading Women May Get Diabetes Earlier Than Men.


The Myths about Heart Disease and Women


Ten years ago, heart disease was the last thing on Debra's mind, even as she was suffering crushing chest pain. After five hours in an emergency room, she still wasn't prepared for the diagnosis - she had suffered a heart attack.

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Ten years ago, heart disease was the last thing on Debra's mind, even as she was suffering crushing chest pain. After five hours in an emergency room, she still wasn't prepared for the diagnosis - she had suffered a heart attack.

DEBRA, HEART DISEASE SURVIVOR: The pain got worse and worse and worse. I mean, the only way I can describe, like somebody was literally sitting on my chest. Then I started losing my breath and my arms started going numb.

The Myths about Heart Disease and Women.


Advice To Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is a disease that can turn a woman's world upside down. There seem to be a million questions that need to be answered. But there are ways to help organize not only how you treat the disease, but the way in which you approach getting the right information to make treatment decisions. Discover what doctors and patients say about becoming your own best advocate.


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Breast cancer is a disease that can turn a woman's world upside down. There seem to be a million questions that need to be answered. But there are ways to help organize not only how you treat the disease, but the way in which you approach getting the right information to make treatment decisions. Discover what doctors and patients say about becoming your own best advocate.

Hearing your doctor say "breast cancer" is a diagnosis every woman dreads. But an estimated 200,000 women this year will hear those very words. It's important that women know their next steps.

Advice To Women Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer.


Learn More About Your Health


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We've added quite a few new articles about your health, including new videos. From allergies and headaches to information about breast cancer and heart disease, we think you'll find lots to learn.

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We've added quite a few new articles about your health, including new videos. From allergies and headaches to information about breast cancer and h ... Continue reading Learn More About Your Health.


Under the Influence: Moms Who Need Help for Alcohol and Drug Addiction


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Moms of today may seem like superheroes in the eyes of their children. They wear many hats-main breadwinner, caregiver, teacher, cook, and more. But moms are human; they're not invincible, and they're not immune to the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. About 10 percent of the general population has a substance abuse disorder, and the "superhero" moms are among that group.

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By Sheila Hermes, MEd, LADC, and Laura Kunde, LADC, LAMFT

Moms of today may seem like superheroes in the eyes of their children. They wear many hats-main breadwinner, caregiver, teacher, cook, and more. But moms are human; they're not invincible, and they're not immune to the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. About 10 percent of the general population has a substance abuse disorder, and the "superhero" moms are among that group.

Because moms are o ... Continue reading Under the Influence: Moms Who Need Help for Alcohol and Drug Addiction.