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Options for Hot Flash Relief

Up to 80 percent of U.S. women going through menopause experience hot flashes, or sudden feelings of intense heat.

By Berkeley Wellness

What Is Menopause?

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

By Berkeley Wellness

3 Menopause Symptoms You May Have Noticed

Some women have no menopause symptoms. Others have mild and largely tolerable symptoms, while a certain percentage may find them so severe that they seek medical treatment.

By Berkeley Wellness

6 Vaginal Odors and What They Might Mean

The vagina is supposed to have a natural smell, but how do you know when you should worry? Here are six possible vaginal odors and what they might mean.

By Alisha Bridges

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women—more deadly than all cancers combined. Convinced yet? Be aware of risk factors and symptoms.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

When Sex is Painful

When sex is painful, there are many potential causes, including vaginal atrophy, infections, and psychological problems.

By Eileen Bailey

What Women Should Know About Endometriosis

Approximately 30 to 40 percent of women with endometriosis are infertile, according to the Cleveland Clinic. However, many women with endometriosis can, and do, successfully get pregnant and have children. Other health conditions, such as polycystic ...

By Eileen Bailey

Watch Out for These 8 Sexual Health Symptoms

Don't let your busy life keep you from seeing a doctor if you notice any of these 8 sexual health symptoms.

By Eileen Bailey

How to Check for Melanoma

Checking the moles on your skin is important to catch skin cancer, especially melanoma, which is the most serious kind. The American Academy of Dermatology came up with five visual signs called the ABCDEs of melanoma to help.

By Allison Tsai

What to Do About 8 Common Breast Symptoms

Not all breast cancer symptoms are cause for alarm. Learn which symptoms demand immediate attention and which are probably not signs of cancer.

By Sara Suchy