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Men and Women Face Different Bone, Joint Risks

The differences between men and women extend to their bone and joint conditions, according to a recent study. Educating patients about their gender-specific risks may help them prevent musculoskeletal injuries and problems, the authors wrote in the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Researchers found that while women in […]

Stroke Risk Factors, Treatment Different for Women, Guidelines Suggest

For the first time, medical guidelines have been specifically tailored to help stroke prevention among women. “If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors,” said Dr. Cheryl Bushnell, author of […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

What causes abnormal bleeding?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, which includes any bleeding outside of a normal period. Many causes of abnormal bleeding can be discovered with an office visit and inexpensive laboratory tests. The most common ways to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding are through a medical history, pelvic exam and […]

Top 5 Migraine Triggers in Women

For those who suffer from migraines – those intense, pounding, nauseating headaches — the unpredictability of your next episode can be one of the most frustrating and debilitating elements of the condition. Luckily, research shows that, for women especially, understanding your migraine triggers, can help you learn to manage and, in some cases, prevent them. […]

Many Moms Introducing Solids Too Early, Study Finds

Although medical professionals recommend introducing solid foods to an infant no earlier than four to six months of age, many mothers choose to do so. Indeed, four out of 10 mothers gave their infants solid foods before their baby was four months old, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The practice, which […]

Hot Flashes: How to Chill During Menopause

It may be the middle of summer, but many women aren’t just sweating because of the humidity outside… No matter how disruptive and frustrating they may be, hot flashes are not a sign of a medical problem. They are a normal response to natural hormonal changes in your body. Most women experience hot flashes at […]

Intelligent Cancers: Cancer is deadly, but is it also smart?

Recent cancer research has opened a window into a new world of biology: intelligent cancers. Oncologists have known for decades that men with metastatic (e.g., spread to bones) prostate cancer will show clinical improvement if the level of testosterone in their blood is lowered. The tumor cells require male hormones (testosterone, made in the testis, […]