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Mood Changes and Menopause: How to Cope

Mood Changes and Menopause: How to Cope

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.

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Menopause: 7 Ways to Get Some Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can become difficult as you get older and find yourself combatting menopause symptoms. Try these tips for better slumber.

What Does the Thyroid Do?

What Does the Thyroid Do?

The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism. This affects every organ in your body, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.

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Bladder Cancer Diagnosis May Be Delayed in Women

Blood in the urine is most likely a symptom of a urinary-tract infection, but there’s a chance it could mean bladder cancer.

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The Gender Gap in Cardiac Arrest Treatment

Women may be less likely than men to receive potentially lifesaving emergency procedures in the hospital, a large national study has found.

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Should You Self-Treat a Yeast Infection?

Is it safe to use an over-the-counter product without seeing your doctor first? Here’s our advice.

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Acupuncture: When It's Worth a Try

More than 3 million Americans a year seek out acupuncture as a treatment for what ails them. But does it really work?

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Women and Heart Disease: Why Research Matters

To date we know that heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the U.S. We also know that differences exist between women and men with regard to symptoms and survival. Public acknowledgment that women were long underrepresented in he...

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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.

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Female Viagra and Other Options for Low Sex Drive

The female sexual response is complex; many factors—physical, mental, and interpersonal—are involved.