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Women's health is an important topic area to guide a woman through the stages of her life, as well as knowing the conditions and diseases that may occur. Educating yourself so that the transitions into different phases of life is key to a healthy, happy, and productive life.

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    • Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Though the holidays are a fun time for most, for others, they're a sad, lonely and anxiety-filled time. Get tips on how to avoid...learn more »
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      Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Article
      • Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress facts
      • What causes the holiday blues?
      • Is the environment and reduced daylight a factor in wintertime sadness?
      • What are symptoms and signs of holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • How is holiday anxiety, stress, and depression diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • Can holiday anxiety, stress, and depression be prevented?
    • Disease Prevention in Women Disease prevention in women includes screening tests that are a basic part of prevention medicine. All screening tests are...learn more »
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      Disease Prevention in Women Article
      • Disease prevention in women overview
      • Osteoporosis
      • Breast cancer
      • High blood pressure (hypertension)
      • Cancer of the cervix
      • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
      • Hypercholesterolemia (hyperlipidemia, dyslipidemia)
      • Type II diabetes mellitus
      • Cancer of colon and rectum / polyps of colon and rectum
      • Bladder cancer
      • Glaucoma
      • Melanoma and other skin cancers
    • Heart Disease Treatment in Women Heart disease treatment in women should take into account female-specific guidelines that were developed by the American Heart...learn more »
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      Heart Disease Treatment in Women Article
      • What is heart disease in women?
      • What is the treatment for heart disease in women?
      • Diet
      • Exercise
      • Weight management
      • Smoking cessation
      • Stress reduction and depression
      • Medications for heart disease in women
      • Angioplasty and stents
      • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
      • What is the prognosis for heart disease in women?
      • Can heart disease in women be prevented?
      • What research is being done on heart disease in women?
    • Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers As breast cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women, it is important to know your breast cancer risk. Risk...learn more »
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      Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers Article
      • Who develops breast cancer?
      • What is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • What are the risk factors used to estimate breast cancer risk in the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • Why are some other risk factors left out of the Tool?
      • Is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool useful for all women?
      • What are some of the latest research findings on breast cancer risk?
      • Are there ways to decrease the chance of developing breast cancer?
      • How did BCPT and STAR use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to add to our knowledge of breast cancer risk?
      • What else can a woman do about breast cancer?
    • Uterine Growths Benign uterine growths are tissue enlargements of the female womb (uterus). Three types of benign uterine growths are uterine...learn more »
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      Uterine Growths Article
      • What are uterine growths?
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids and what do they look like?
      • How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for uterine fibroids
      • Other medical treatment for uterine fibroids
      • What are the complications of uterine fibroids?
      • What is adenomyosis?
      • What are the symptoms of adenomyosis and what does it look like?
      • How is adenomyosis diagnosed?
      • How is adenomyosis treated?
      • What are uterine polyps?
      • What are the symptoms of uterine polyps and what do they look like?
      • How are uterine polyps diagnosed and treated?
    • Alternative Treatments for Hot Flashes of Menopause Hot flashes are experienced by many women, however, not all women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes. A hot flash is a...learn more »
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      Alternative Treatments for Hot Flashes of Menopause Article
      • Alternatives for treating hot flashes facts
      • Introduction to menopause and hot flashes
      • What are hot flashes?
      • How are hot flashes usually treated?
      • Which alternative prescription medications are effective in treating hot flash symptoms of menopause?
      • Why are some doctors reluctant to recommend nonprescription therapies for menopause symptoms?
      • What alternative treatments for menopause have been scientifically studied?

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