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SAFEGUARDING BONE HEALTH

Because one in three women over the age of fifty suffers a bone fracture due to the bone-thinning disease “osteoporosis,” middle-aged women and older should do everything they can to maintain bone health. This is a particularly important concern after menopause when declining...
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MEDICATION GUIDANCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

To lend more clarity to pregnant women about what medications are safe to take, the FDA recently introduced revamped labeling on prescription drugs that will make it easier to tell which medications are safe for infants and developing fetuses. Replacing the system that uses one...
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THE MOST COMMON UTERINE CANCER

Endometrial cancer, which starts in the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium), is the most common type of uterine cancer. While its exact cause is not known, it is suspected that high levels of estrogen may play a role in its development. Specifically, when there is an...
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BORN OF NECESSITY OR CONVENIENCE

In cases where pregnant women are older, at high risk, or giving birth to multiples, a cesarean delivery (C-section) can help ensure the safety of both mother and infant(s). In recent years, however, more C-sections are being performed than necessary, as increasing numbers of...
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WOMEN’S CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Prior to menopause, women may have a lower risk than men of developing cardiovascular artery disease (CAD). However, once women’s estrogen levels decline, their risk of heart attack increases. With this in mind, women should not allow themselves to be lulled into a false sense of...
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NOT WHAT YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT

Because it is a topic that people are reluctant to discuss, there continues to be a great deal of misinformation surrounding “miscarriage.” Defined as the unexpected loss of a fetus prior to the 20th week of pregnancy, more than one million miscarriages occur in the United States...
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WHAT HPV TESTING CAN TELL YOU

While women generally rely on traditional Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be a better indicator. Both tests require that cells be collected from the cervix; however, a Pap test involves looking for abnormalities while an HPV...
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11th Annual Mother Daughter “Girl Talk”

The 11th Annual Ladies First Mother/Daughter “Girl Talk” will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Flowers Hospital Doctors Building 4th Floor Classroom. Mother/Daughter “Girl Talk” is a FREE healthcare seminar for teenage girls ages 9-18 to receive information and...
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SUGAR-COATED TRUTH

Aside from promoting tooth decay and obesity, consuming sugar may be associated with girls having their periods earlier and having a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers found that beverages containing added sugar have a higher “glycemic index,” which is...
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