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Women

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

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  • A woman talking to her doctor about bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding is heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through the vagina). Vaginal bleeding between periods is a symptom.

    Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus. In most women, abnormal uterine bleeding is caused…

  • Stethoscope resting on black chalkboard with the words Addison’s Disease

    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…

  • A distracted student listens to music in a classroom. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behaviors that makes it difficult to pay attention at school, work, or home.

    Adult ADHD

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behaviors that makes it difficult to pay attention at school, work, or…

  • A woman with dark colored hair, wearing a white shirt receiving vaccination

    Adult vaccinations

    Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age.

  • group of unhealthy foods next to group of healthy foods

    After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they…

  • silhouette of a person drinking, sitting behind bottles of alcohol

    Alcohol Abuse

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

  • Empty alcohol bottles

    Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

    Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a set of symptoms that people can have when they stop drinking.

  • Person pushes hair back to reveal a bald spot. Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss. It’s a non-life-threatening disease of your immune system that affects the hair on your scalp.

    Alopecia Areata (AA)

    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes you to lose small, round patches of hair on your head.

  • Woman holding clean menstrual pad

    Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods.

  • A doctor holds a bag of blood while talking to patient getting a blood transfusion because of anemia symptoms.

    Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people…

  • Illustration of human heart and electrocardiogram graph representing heartbeat. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare genetic heart problem that causes muscle cells in your ventricle wall to die.

    Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is an uncommon genetic heart problem that causes muscle cells in your ventricle wall to…

  • Female therapist working with young boy on floor

    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting speech and behavior.

  • Woman with bacterial vaginosis dressed in blue silk nightgown with hands covering her crotch and lower abdomen

    Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Researchers do not completely understand…

  • A woman sits in a patient room dressed in a blue patient gown with hands folded in her lap. Bartholin’s gland cyst is a swelling that can occur near the opening of a woman’s vagina. Treatment is usually simple.

    Bartholin's Gland Cyst

    Bartholin’s gland cyst is a swelling that can occur near the opening of a woman’s vagina. They can become infected,…

  • Woman performing breast exam

    Benign Breast Conditions

    While breast abnormalities are often associated with cancer, there are many other benign conditions women (and men) need to be…

  • blurred, spinning picture of a person’s feet as they walk through fall leaves

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be caused by problems with the inner ear related to ear infections, family history, or…

  • A diaphragm prevents pregnancy by creating a barrier between a woman’s uterus and a man’s sperm.

    Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm

    A diaphragm is reusable dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of a woman’s cervix and works as a form…

  • X-ray of woman’s pelvis, showing bladder stones

    Bladder Stones

    Bladder stones are small crystals that form in your urine. They are hard and become trapped in your bladder. They…

  • white toilet bowl in a clean hygienic bathroom

    Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means you can’t always control when you urinate. Most types of…

  • woman holding stomach in pain

    Bleeding During Pregnancy – What‘s Normal?

    Having bleeding during pregnancy is not normal and requires a visit to your doctor.

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