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Silicone Breast Implants Raise the Risk for Rare Health Problems

Women who have silicone implants are at higher risk for adverse, rare, health problems, including Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

By Diane Domina

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: What You Should Know

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Here’s what you should know about the latest therapies available.

By Stephanie Stephens

Having a Hysterectomy Can Wreak Havoc on Your Hormones

The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.

By Mary Shomon

Birth Control Options After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are undergoing weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What I Wish I’d Known Before Having Surgery for Endometriosis

“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”

By Julie Ryan