Edward E. Wallach, M.D.

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Edward E. Wallach, M.D., is the university distinguished service professor emeritus of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is the medical editor of the HealthAfter50 newsletter.

Latest by Edward E. Wallach, M.D.

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Good News for Women on Menopause Hormone Therapy

If you’re struggling with hot flashes and vaginal symptoms, is hormone therapy right for you? New guidelines say it’s not as risky as once thought.

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The Natural Aging Process of Skin

Learn about the natural aging process of skin and the different conditions that can develop as you get older.

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Should You Get Mammograms After 75?

The benefits of getting a mammogram may be overestimated, and the potential harms may be underestimated, particularly for women 75 and up.

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Should You Get a 3-D Mammogram?

Here's what you should know about tomosynthesis, the latest imaging technology for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

Gynecological Exams: Do You Still Need Them?

Gynecological Exams: Do You Still Need Them?

Find out why your annual well-woman exam should be an essential part of your healthcare routine, including checking for uterine, ovarian, and breast cancer.

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Taking Antacids May Be Risky

Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.

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The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

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Why Drugs After Heart Surgery Are Key to Recovery

Taking your medications as prescribed after a heart procedure can greatly improve your prognosis and help you avoid a major cardiac event.

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'Cooling Caps' May Stop Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Hair loss can be a devastating side effect of chemotherapy. But research is mounting in favor of “cooling caps,” which are aimed at helping to minimize that.

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The Healing Powers of Exercise

If you experience a disabling injury or illness and are a regular exerciser, you’re likely to recover faster than someone who is inactive, according to one study.