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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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  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not…

  • Couple meeting with doctor

    Infertility

    Infertility means a couple isn’t able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Infertility can affect…

  • Senior woman consults with nurse before chemotherapy

    Vulvar Cancer

    Cancer of the vulva most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia…

  • Vaginal Discharge

    Vaginal discharge is completely normal as your body’s way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. But changes in discharge…

  • Toxoplasma gondii on colorful background. Protozoan, which is transmitted from cats and other animals and causes toxoplasmosis, is especially dangerous for pregnant women. 3D illustration.

    Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It can be spread through cat feces or contaminated…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s…

  • older woman sits on bed with her hand on her hip in pain

    Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis…

  • A young woman leaning over a toilet bowl as if she may vomit

    Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some people have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very…

  • Man's hands on his stomach with red spot indicating pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you…

  • Hammer Toe

    When a person has hammer toe, the end of their toe bends downward and the middle joint curls up. Over…

  • 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…

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Patellofemoral pain is a knee condition. It’s most common in people who participate in high-impact activities that include jumping and…

  • Young woman massaging neck, which is in pain

    Cervical Dystonia

    Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes your neck muscles to contract involuntarily. This can make your head lean…

  • Osteopenia

    The condition osteopenia begins as your bones get weaker. It’s common as you age. People who have osteopenia have a…

  • a mother breastfeeds her baby

    Mastitis

    Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast, usually caused by an infection. It can cause breast pain, tenderness, and flu-like…

  • Hereditary Hemochromatosis

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease in which your body has too much iron. This extra iron can damage your tissues…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion.

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    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of female reproductive organs. It can make it hard to get pregnant and cause…

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