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Disease prevention in women includes screening tests that are a basic part of prevention medicine. All screening tests are commonly available through your general doctor. Some specialized tests may be available elsewhere.

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    • Cancer Prevention Certain behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental factors contribute to cancer. Cancer prevention involves modifying these factors...learn more »
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      Cancer Prevention Article
      • What is cancer prevention?
      • Carcinogenesis
      • Cancer Risk factors
      • Factors That are Known to Increase the Risk of Cancer
      • Factors That May Affect the Risk of Cancer
      • Interventions that are known to lower cancer risk
      • Interventions that are not known to lower cancer risk
    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs) When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. These STDs...learn more »
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      Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs) Article
      • Pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, commonly called STDs
      • STDs include
      • What are the symptoms of STDs?
      • How can STDs affect my pregnancy?
      • How can I find out if I have an STD?
      • How are STDs treated in pregnancy?
      • How can I protect myself from STDs?
      • How can I prevent spreading a STD?
    • Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When the skin is...learn more »
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      Stretch Marks Article
      • Stretch mark facts
      • What are stretch marks?
      • What causes stretch marks?
      • What are risk factors for stretch marks?
      • What are symptoms and signs of stretch marks?
      • How are stretch marks diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stretch marks?
      • Are there any home remedies for stretch marks?
      • What is the prognosis of stretch marks?
      • Can stretch marks be prevented?
    • Diabetes Prevention The risks for developing type 2 diabetes include family history, ethnicity, birth weight, metabolic syndrome, and obesity....learn more »
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      Diabetes Prevention Article
      • Type 2 diabetes prevention facts
      • Introduction to diabetes prevention
      • What is type 2 diabetes?
      • What are the risks factors for developing diabetes?
      • What "red flags" or symptoms point to an increased risk for diabetes?
      • Is gestational diabetes a risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life?
      • Diabetes prevention and diet
      • Is there anything that can help to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes?
      • Are there medications that can help to prevent type 2 diabetes?
    • Stress Management Techniques Stress may be considered as any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental unrest and that may be a...learn more »
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      Stress Management Techniques Article
      • Stress-management facts
      • What is stress?
      • Who is most susceptible to stress?
      • What are the symptoms and effects of excess stress or "out-of-control" stress?
      • What can I do to better manage stress?
      • Exercise
      • Relaxation techniques and meditation
      • Other stress-management strategies; Time management
      • Organizational skills
      • Support systems
      • How can I get help with stress management?

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