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Many women aren’t prepared for the cognitive problems menopause can cause, including issues with memory and concentration.
In addition to night sweats and hot flashes, menopause can be accompanied by mood swings as well as bouts of depression. Here’s how to cope.
Uterine fibroids are common and almost always benign. Here are the symptoms, causes, and risk factors you should know.
In addition to chest pain, warning signs of a heart attack can include shortness of breath, nausea, and neck or back pain.
You wake up sweaty, your heart beating rapidly. If you’re a woman about age 50, your symptoms could be the result of menopause, but maybe it’s your thyroid.
The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism. This affects every organ in your body, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...
Because inflammatory breast cancer usually doesn’t manifest itself as a lump and progresses so quickly, the disease is not typically diagnosed until the disease is in its later stages.
Many women still think heart disease is a man’s disease and fail to see themselves at risk for it. In fact, just as many postmenopausal women as men die of a heart attack each year.
Women may be less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving emergency procedures in the hospital, a large national study has found.