Women’s Health

Women's Health

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Heart Attacks

Heart disease has historically been thought of as a man’s disease, but it turns out that it is the number-one…

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Natural Help for Painful Periods

I'm frequently asked by patients—either for themselves or on behalf of family members—about natural treatments for menstrual cramps. Cramping, which…

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Moxibustion for Menstrual Cramps

Q: My daughter wants to try moxibustion to relieve menstrual cramps. What is this? Is it safe? A: Moxibustion is…

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Hidden Brain Dangers of Sleep Apnea…Especially for Women

You probably know that obstructive sleep apnea causes people to gasp, snort and snore as their sleep is interrupted by…

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The Truth About “Designer Vagina” Cosmetic Surgery—Labiaplasty, Vaginal Tightening and More

Two years ago, I reported on a cosmetic surgery trend, called labiaplasty, in which the labia minora, the inner "lips"…

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What You Must Know If Your Mother Had a Stroke

Here’s a man, here’s a woman. How likely is either to have a heart attack? No one knows for sure...…

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The Pill Boosts Blood Clot Risk for Women with PCOS

You probably know that birth control pills increase women’s risk for blood clots…but did you realize that the danger is…

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Tea Cure for PMS

The wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are related to the dramatic hormone surges that…

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Chiropractic Cure for Breast Pain

Sure, you head for the chiropractor when your back is out of whack or your neck needs a good crack.…

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Estrogen…The Rest of the Story

Some menopausal women may be able to benefit from this hormone after all. Until about 10 years ago, menopausal women…

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Yeast Infection: Which Antibiotics and Contraceptives Increase Your Risk…and Which Don’t

Yeast infections aren’t particularly dangerous—but oh, they’re uncomfortable! These infections are irritatingly common, too, afflicting about three-quarters of wo...

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What Doctors Don’t Tell Women About Sex After a Heart Attack

If you suffer a heart attack, your doctor is likely to give you all sorts of guidelines about what is…

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Soothing Vaginal Steam Bath

An unusual form of gynecological health treatment is "gathering steam" around the country—pelvic steam baths, also known by the catchier…

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Vaginal Discharge? What’s Normal, What’s Not

Have you ever sat on the toilet, peeked at your panties and said, "Yuck"? Join the club -- because vaginal…

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BPA Is Particularly Bad News for Women with PCOS

It is increasingly clear that the ubiquitous chemical bisphenol A (BPA)—commonly found in food and drink packaging, plastic products, cans…