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What Is Uterine Prolapse? My Story

About 200,000 prolapse surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.—comparable to the number of heart bypass surgeries. I have come to think of prolapse as the most common female ailment no one has ever heard of.

By Nancy Metcalf

Are More Mammograms Always Better?

Do more mammagrams save more lives, or can they lead to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatments? Here's an analysis of the latest findings.

By Heather LaBruna

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss

Millions of women experience female pattern hair loss, or alopecia, after menopause. Here are some possible fixes.

By HealthAfter50

Interstitial Cystitis: Relief for Bladder Pain

Do you have chronic pelvic pain and feel the need to urinate urgently and frequently? You might be one of the estimated 5 million Americans with IC/BPS

By HealthAfter50

What Is Menopause?

Menopause means that a woman has had a final menstrual period, without another occurring in the following year.

By Berkeley Wellness

What to Do When You Disagree with Your Doctor

You find a lump in your breast. You’re concerned, so you call the doctor. Your doctor examines you and tells you it’s probably nothing to worry about, but you’re still worried. What do you do?

By PJ Hamel

Blood Test Could Detect Ovarian Cancer Sooner

Ovarian cancer screening using a blood test and ultrasound scan is more effective than ultrasound alone, according to a study published in The Lancet.

When Your Pap Smear Is 'Abnormal'

A pap smear is a screening test used to detect cervical cancer from abnormal cells, especially when it is part of your annual gynecological examination.

By Eileen Bailey

All About Breast Cancer Screening Tests

Do you know the difference between mammograms and other breast cancer screening tests, like MRI, PET, and CT scans? Here's how they work.

By PJ Hamel