CANCER AND THE AGING WOMAN

CANCER AND THE AGING WOMAN

CANCER is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. FIVE MAIN TYPES OF CANCER affect a woman’s reproductive organs cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal,...

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HEPATITIS – The silent killers in women

HEPATITIS – The silent killers in women

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by drugs, alcohol use, or certain medical conditions. But in most cases, it’s caused by a virus. This is known as viral hepatitis, and the most common forms are hepatitis A, B, and C. How Do You Get Hepatitis...

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Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia

Each year worldwide, over 75,000 women will not survive to celebrate their next birthday, due to a poorly understood and the life-threatening condition of pregnancy and the postpartum period called preeclampsia. Frighteningly easy to mistake for the common complaints of pregnancy, the early symptoms of weight gain, water retention, and fatigue...

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Menopause and hormone replacement…

Menopause and hormone replacement…

Menopause and hormone replacement… Ahhhh “menopause”. The cursed “m” word that women associate with all things miserable as they enter their midlife years (average age at menopause is 51 years). Hot flashes, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, out of control mood swings, forgetfulness and bladder problems are just a few...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – promised $650 million for reproductive health and rights around the world

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – promised $650 million for reproductive health and rights around the world

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked International Women’s Day (2017) by promising $650 million for reproductive health and rights around the world. The money, which will be invested over a three-year period, will support projects that provide sex education, strengthen reproductive health services, and support family planning and contraceptives. It will...

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Menopause and Hormone Replacement

Menopause and Hormone Replacement

Ahhhh “menopause”. The cursed “m” word that women associate with all things miserable as they enter their midlife years (average age at menopause is 51 years). Hot flashes, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, out of control mood swings, forgetfulness and bladder problems are just a few of the clinical manifestations...

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FIRBROIDS

FIRBROIDS

FIBROIDS Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths of the uterine muscle occurring in 30-40% of women. They usually range in size from as small as a pea to as large as a grapefruit. The study of fibroid remains the subject of research but genetics is an important factor the condition being more...

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