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Women's Center - Women's Health Newsletter

With so many new developments in the field of medicine happening every day, it is important for you and your family to keep abreast of the latest healthcare news.

Here, you will find the latest healthcare news and information as it relates to women's health, from before puberty to after menopause. For more information, always consult your physician.

October 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Fertility-Saving Measures as Good as Aggressive Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

For younger women with ovarian cancer, aggressive treatment can end reproductive ability. But a new study from the journal Cancer found that saving the uterus or one ovary of a young woman with early-stage ovarian cancer can preserve her fertility without compromising survival. This is good news for the 17 percent of U.S. women diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 40 or younger..
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September 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Another Reason to Talk with Your Doctor about Hormone Replacement Therapy

A new study shows that women diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer may have a higher risk for dying if they use estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
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August 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Lower Weight Urged for Obese Women Planning Pregnancy

Obese moms-to-be should limit their weight gain to between 11 and 20 pounds during pregnancy to safeguard their health and that of their baby, say experts..
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July 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Experts Discuss Pros and Cons of Fish during Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant should include fish in their diet for optimal maternal health and fetal growth and development. That much health experts agree on.
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June 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Heart Concerns Linked to Premature Delivery

Factors that affect a woman's reproductive health can also have an effect on her heart, new research shows.
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May 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Middle-Aged Women Who Drink Alcohol May Have Increased Cancer Risk

Research involving more than a million middle-age women finds that even moderate drinking raises risks for breast, liver, and other cancers.
The report is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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April 2009 - Women's Health Online News

"Bio-identical" Hormone Therapy Questioned

They are marketed as "bio-identical" hormones or "bio-identical hormone replacement therapy," and they claim to do everything from helping menopausal women lose weight to preventing senility.
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March 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Egg Donation Risks and Benefits Reported

According to a study that examines the long-term effects of egg donation, women who choose to donate eggs to help infertile couples should be aware of both the psychological and physical risks associated with the procedure.
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February 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Fertility Problems and Secondhand Smoke Linked

Researchers have found that women exposed to second hand smoke, either as adults or children, were significantly more likely to face fertility problems and suffer miscarriages.
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January 2009 - Women's Health Online News

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm a Concern for Women Smokers

Women who smoke are eight times more likely than nonsmokers to suffer a potentially fatal rupture of the body's largest artery, or require surgery to repair the weakening that can cause such a rupture.
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December 2008 - Women's Health Online News

Study Finds Incontinence in Women Somewhat Common

Almost 25 percent of American women have a pelvic floor disorder, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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November 2008 - Women's Health Online News

Hormone Therapy Increases Likelihood of Reflux

Women who take hormones to relieve symptoms of menopause have a higher risk of developing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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