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Post-Menopausal Women Should Not Use Hormonal Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions

The latest guidelines no longer support the use of hormone therapy to prevent diseases like heart disease and breast cancer. Here’s why.

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How to Handle Sleep Disruptions During Menopause

Dr. Lila Nachtigall talks to HealthCentral about hot flashes and night sweats affect your health — and what you can do about it.

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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.”

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Hysterectomy Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

A hysterectomy can cause major hormonal changs that put you at greater risk of thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues.

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The Evolution of Birth Control Throughout History

From 3000 B.C. to present day, birth control has come a long way. Here's a health history lesson on how it developed into what it is today.

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How to Deal With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Are your heavy periods interfering with your life? Here are steps you can take to tackle the problem, known as menorrhagia.

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Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Meds While Pregnant?

Have you found out you’re pregnant unexpectedly, while taking medication for your chronic condition? Don’t panic. These tips can help.

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5 Myths About Endometriosis

Misinformation has surrounded endometriosis for years. Here are five facts you should know.

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A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.