Women

Women's health concerns, including menopause, diabetes, staying healthy during pregnancy, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness & more.

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when a weak area in the aorta swells up like a balloon. It can cause…

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  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina) throughout a woman’s monthly cycle.

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  • Acute Bronchitis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of acute bronchitis, a lung infection usually caused by a virus.

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  • Addison’s Disease

    Addison’s disease is a condition that affects your body’s adrenal glands. It interferes with your body’s ability to produce certain…

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  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    After 40, women experience changes in their nutrition and metabolism, due to decreased hormones, reduced activity level, and medical…

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  • Alcohol Abuse

    Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking too much alcohol too often. This can harm your work, school, and…

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  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

    Learn about alcohol withdrawal syndrome and what you can do to help manage it.

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  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergies and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

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  • Alopecia Areata (AA)

    Alopecia areata is a disease of your immune system that causes unpredictable hair loss and emotional challenges.

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  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or a monthly period. Learn about the various causes and treatments for primary and…

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  • Anal Fissure

    Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are usually caused by straining during a…

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  • Anal Fistulas

    An anal fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between the anus and the skin outside of it. It usually…

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  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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  • Anemia

    Anemia is a common blood disorder that affects your red blood cells. Learn about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention…

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  • Angina

    Angina is a heart condition that causes chest pain or pressure.

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  • Arrhythmia

    An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or…

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  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms. It is more common in people…

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  • Asthma

    Learn about the causes, treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms (also called asthma attacks).

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  • Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can…

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  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial, or infective, endocarditis (BE) occurs in the valves and inner lining of your heart. Learn about the risk factors…

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