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Top 3 Women’s Health Concerns

by Rosanne Lorraine August 5th, 2008 | Women's Health

Diseases can strike when you least expect, but there are certain medical conditions that are more common than others. Women are particularly vulnerable to three health concerns, including heart disease, breast cancer, and depression. This article discusses the risk factors associated with each disease so more women can prevent these types of ailments:


Heart Disease


Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women alike. However, death itself is not the main worry for women; disability and premature death are more concerning to women. More men actually die because of heart conditions compared to women, but this condition

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Drink Milk – Prevent Osteoporosis

by MPK April 5th, 2008 | Aging, Nutrition, Women's Health

When most women think of milk, they think of those small cartons served with school lunches or the milk they may pour over their morning cereal. Too often considered a beverage for children, milk can be vital for women’s health and the prevention of osteoporosis, the most common metabolic bone disease in the United States. What osteoporosis means is that with age, bones can become more fragile and easier to break. Twenty-eight million adults have osteoporosis in the US today, and women are four times more likely to suffer

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Hysterectomy

by MPK January 25th, 2007 | Surgery, Women's Health
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually done by a gynecologist. The two common surgical approaches to performing a hysterectomy are either via a laparotomy or trans-vaginally. Reasons for a hysterectomy include cancer of the cervix or uterus and excessive vaginal bleeding, especially in a woman who has either already had all the children she wants or is post-menopausal. Hysterectomies have had a controversial past; during the 19th century, women were given hysterectomies as a treatment for psychological problems since hysteria was thought to originate in the uterus.