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Obesity, abnormal hair growth and lack of menstruation: Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

May 9, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and appearance, is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of child-bearing age. PCOS is seen in four to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. While the cause […]

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Severe menstrual cramps — could it be endometriosis?

April 21, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Endometrium is the tissue that lines the uterus and is shed during the menstrual period. In some women, the same tissue can be found growing where it doesn’t belong, outside the uterus. For example, it can grow on the ovaries, bowel or bladder and, though rare, can be found in locations […]

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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

December 24, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Bio-identical hormones are made from plants — estrogen from soy and progesterone from wild yam. They are identical to the chemical structure of the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are the closest in chemical structure, actions and interaction to those hormones produced by humans. Effects of bio-identical […]

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Abnormal pap smears

October 13, 2012

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by Dr. Teresa Ramsey —  “Abnormal” is never a word you want to hear from your doctor. However, when it comes to pap smears for women, abnormal is very common, and gynecologists typically ask you to repeat the test in three months without any treatment in between. The reason this occurs so frequently is related […]

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Are meds killing your libido?

September 3, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  Can something you take every day disrupt your sex life? Absolutely! Medications are one of the most common libido killers. When meds are prescribed or taken over-the-counter, most people do not consider the side effects that go with them. We usually just want symptom relief and blame our low sex […]

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Probiotics boost wellness

August 9, 2012

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by Dr. Shana Spector Deneen —  Most Americans have taken oral antibiotics at least once in their lives. Many of us have been on several rounds of antibiotic therapy for chronic ear infections, recurring strep throat, unremitting sinusitis, and various other skin, lung and gastrointestinal (GI) infections. In addition to eradicating pathogenic bacteria, antibiotics deplete […]

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Lost your libido? How women can help themselves

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  Many women report to their physicians that they have experienced a decrease in libido. While this is not a problem for some women, it can present a multitude of complicated issues for others. A woman’s libido can be a difficult topic to discuss. No scientific or medical standards have been […]

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Simple test for candida yeast

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Are you feeling bloated, gassy, foggy brained and/or depressed? Do you have cravings, achy joints or dry skin spots? If you said yes to any of these, you need to try the candida test to find out if this could be the root cause of your symptoms. Yeast and fungal infections, […]

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Breast health

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  Who is at risk for breast cancer? Everyone. Obviously, men and children are low-risk groups, but they are not risk-free. Less than one percent of all breast cancer occurs in men and children; women make up the rest. Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of […]

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