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Women's Health How-To's

How To Swallow Pills Even if youre sure to drink at least six ounces of water when you take a pill, you can still be missing out on optimal relief unless you stand up. Army investigators have found that lying down immediately after swallowing tends to trap medication in the esophagus for five minutes or longer, delaying its reaching the stomach and being absorbed into...Read more

Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian-Cancer Screening Can Be Hazardous It seems to go against common sense to think of tests to diagnose ovarian cancer as dangerous, but according to a new study, it’s true. New research shows that women who get tested regularly have an equal tendency to get the disease, and die from it, as do those who forgo the screening. And in fact, they may actually be putting their healt...Read more

Breast Cancer

Early Breast Cancer Detection Method: Gamma-Gram By Louise Continelli, The Buffalo News, N.Y. It's called a "Gamma-Gram," and it boasts an amazingly near perfect--97 percent--accuracy in early breast cancer detection. GammaGrams are "breast specific gamma imaging." Q&A recently spoke to Jeanine Ferguson, 37, of Niagara Falls, manager of diagnostic imaging ...Read more

Cervical Cancer

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Cervical Cancer Treatment: Early Detection is Essential How curable is cervical cancer? One hundred percent if detected early enough. And radiation and chemotherapy are not necessary for the most common form of cervical cancer. The key to detecting cervical cancer before its too late, is a regular visit to your gynecologist for a Pap test. Yet half of all women over the age of sixty five have not had a...Read more

Vaginal Health

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Vaginal Dryness Causes & Treatment Options Sex isnt supposed to hurt, but vaginal dryness can turn love making into an uncomfortable and painful experience. Although vaginal dryness can occur at any age, its a common problem for women in perimenopause and menopause. Thats because theres a decline in estrogen, which helps the body maintain vaginal moisture. The vaginal lining becomes drie...Read more

Urinary Tract Infections

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Dryness The most common sexual change as women enter the perimenopausal years is vaginal dryness. It's a natural result of decreasing estrogen levels. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to remedy the condition and enhance your sex life. But age isn't the only culprit. Antihistamines, antidepressants, some cough and cold medications as w...Read more

Women's Health Questions

Will Eating Yogurt Help Reduce Your Risk of Vaginal Yeast Infections? by Diane Stresing  More than half of all adult women will have at least one vaginal yeast infection and, surprisingly, about 20% of men experience a similar infection. Although these infections can be effectively treated with medications, for an unfortunate few they have a tendency to recur despite adequate treatment. Can ea...Read more
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