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Midlife Memory Loss in Women

Some studies report that as many as 60 percent of women notice memory problems at midlife. Here’s what may be behind it, and what to do about it.

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.

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.

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss

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

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

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What Is Menopause?

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

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?

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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.