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Anesthesia For Outpatient Surgery, by Barry L. Friedberg, MD
Barry L. Friedberg, MD, answers a question regarding anesthesia options associated with outpatient cosmetic surgery.
Anthrax, Bioterrorism & Children's Health, by Alan Greene, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Noted pediatrician, Alan Greene, discusses anthrax treatment in children. Dr. Greene also discusses side effects of the antibiotics used to treat anthrax.
Aspirin, Your Heart and You, by Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD
Women need to take care of their hearts. Every year, nearly 500,000 American women suffer a heart attack, making it the single leading cause of death of American women.
Asthma During Pregnancy, by Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D., discusses asthma during pregnancy and the importance of avoiding an asthma attack while expecting.
Black Cohosh: A Safe Alternative For Menopause Symptom Management, by Maida Taylor, MD
Dr. Maida Taylor explains hormone replacement therapy, it's side effects, and the use of black cohosh as an alternative to HRT.
Blood Clots: An Overlooked Women's Health Issue, by Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
Blood clots can affect anyone from Olympic athletes to ailing senior citizens, and women are prime candidates for this condition.
Breast Implants: Silicone or Saline – Which is better?
Cervical Cancer Prevention Tips: What Every Woman Should Know by Marie Savard, MD
Many women don’t know what the Pap smear– a test most have gotten every year since they turned 18 or so – is designed to do, or whether there is anything else they should be doing to prevent cervical cancer.
Clinical Trials: Answering Questions and Saving Lives, by Phyllis E. Greenberger
Phyllis E. Greenberger, to improve the health of women through research, addresses the issue of awareness and knowledge when participating in clinical trials.
Coronary Heart Disease Prevention for Women, by Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.C.
Coronary disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women. Guest expert Dr. Nanette Wenger talks about what women can do to prevent heart disease.
Graves' Disease, by Jake George and Nancy Hord-Patterson, ARNP, PhD
Jake George and Dr. Nancy Hord-Patterson discuss treatment options for treating Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease
Help Your Incontinence Today! by Dr. Cecile Storrie
Dr. Cecile Storrie, a board-certified urologist, discusses the causes of incontinence, what we can do to avoid it, and the treatment options available.
How Can The Cause of Death Be Determined?, by Alan Greene M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Greene has had a powerful Internet connection with families around the world since co-founding DrGreene.com in 1995. He has conducted daily live chat sessions on the web for over three years.
How to Choose a Fertility Specialist, by David Adamson, M.D., FRCSC, FACOG, FACS
Numerous factors, such as medical history and behavioral and environmental health risks, can play a part in reproductive health for both women and men. Fertility specialist, Dr. David Adamson, talks about infertility and its causes and offers advice on choosing a doctor.
Improving Dental Health for Women
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is an important part of women’s wellness. Your aging smile brings about a new set of concerns you may not have known about in your earlier years.
Lipid Disorders and Your Heart, by Alfred O. Berg, M.D., M.P.H.
Most people associate cholesterol and heart disease. But this is only one of several lipid disorders that can place you at increased risk for developing heart disease.
Liposuction, by Alan Matarasso, M.D.
Liposuction surgery is the removal of excess fat below the skin by a suction mechanism to create harmony with disproportionate body sites and enhance the overall body contour. It now represents the most common plastic surgery procedure performed.
Mammography For Women 40 And Over, by Janet D. Allan, Ph.D., R.N., C.S.
Guest expert, Janet . Allan, Ph.D., R.N., C.S., addresses the effectiveness of mammmograms in early detection of breast cancer relating to survival rates.
Melanoma, by Babar Rao, MD and Komal Pandya, RPh
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Other common skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma is the deadliest of the three skin cancers and occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of melanocytes.
Menstrual Migraine is a Distinct and Treatable Condition
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence: Is TVT for Me?, by Vincent Lucente, MD, F.A.C.O.G
If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) you are not alone. This condition affects more than 16.5 million women in the United States and these numbers are growing each year.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for SUI: Laparoscopic Burch Colposuspension, by Vincent Lucente, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) you are not alone. This condition affects more than 16.5 million women in the United States and these numbers are increasing annually.
Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy, by Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration, weight loss, electrolyte imbalances, and esophagus or stomach inflammation. Prevention of these complications will keep the mother healthy so the fetus will have the best possible conditions in which to develop.
New Transdermal Options in Managing Menopause Allow for Better Individualization of Therapy, by Alan M. Altman, M.D.
Menopausal women have an increasing number of treatment options available to them, including transdermal estrogen therapies with different delivery systems.
On Being a Physician: A day in the life, by Dr. Alan Greene
Guest Expert Dr. Alan Greene shares a day in the life of a physician, a pediatrician, and the rewards it brings.
Partial Breast Irradiation: The Latest in Breast Cancer Treatment
PGD Eliminates Threat of Hemophilia in Newborn Babies
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, by Jean Endicott, Ph.D.
PMDD is a severe form of PMS, which affects about five percent of menstruating women. A new survey shows many women may suffer needlessly because of low awareness of PMDD.
Radio Frequency Bladder Neck Suspension: A Treatment for Genuine Stress Incontinence, by Vincent Lucente, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) you are not alone. This condition affects more than 16.5 million women in the United States and these numbers are growing each year.
Some Infertility Problems Can Be Prevented -- Here's How, by David Adamson, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.
It is a known medical fact that a woman's fertility -- the ability to get pregnant and carry that pregnancy to full term -- decreases as she ages. While today's infertility treatments are very successful in helping women of all ages get pregnant, it is most likely that women in their twenties and early thirties will achieve pregnancy, with or without treatment.
Taking Care Of Yourself When There's A New Baby In The House, by Dr. Alan Greene
Guest expert, Dr. Alan Greene, discusses ways a new mom can find time for herself after the birth of her newborn.
Talking To Your Doctor About Relief From Painful Cramps, by Jeffrey Ellis M.D.
For women with dysmenorrhea, menstrual periods are often accompanied by a combination of migraines, heavy bleeding and cramps even more severe than labor pains.
The History of Hypertension: Not a Modern Day Phenomenon, by Dervilla M. McCann, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Recent research has shown a critical relationship between high blood pressure and strokes, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and vascular disease. Guest Expert Dervilla M. McCann, M.D.,F.A.C.C. talks about high blood pressure (hypertension), it's causes and what you can do to prevent it.
The Latest Facts About Premature Ovarian Failure, by Michael Heard, MD
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is defined as the cessation of ovarian function prior to the age of 40.
Too Fat, Too Thin:  Women Can’t Win!, by Nada Stotland, M.D., M.P.H.
Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; compulsive overeating is a problem as well. Dr. Nada Stotland talks about the physical effects of eating disorders and the importance of seeking treatment.
Treatment Options for Stress Urinary Incontinence, by Jennifer Pollak, MD and G. Willy Davila, MD
Many women experience urinary incontinence for several years before they come forward and speak to their physicians. Some women consider it a part of aging but urinary incontinence is not considered normal at any age.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) too often go undiagnosed and untreated, even though they can have a long-term impact on sexual and reproductive health. Trichomoniasis – often referred to as “trich” – is an example of an STD that sexually active women and men need to know more about.
Urge Incontinence Versus Stress Incontinence: What's the Difference and Why is it Important? by Dr. Margie Kahn
Many women have symptoms of both urge and stress incontinence at different times. They have mixed incontinence. For treatment, it is helpful to determine which symptom is the most bothersome.
Urinary Incontinence: Figuring Out Why You Lose Urine, by Roger Dmochowski, M.D.
If you have unwanted and uncontrollable urine loss, your most pressing question is probably “What’s causing this?”
Water: A Magical Medium for Fitness
What is Anti-Aging Medicine? by Allen S. Cohen, M.D.
Allen Cohen, M.D., explains a newer area of medical practice, Anti-Aging Medicine, and treatments to delay or reverse the effects of aging.
What is Chlamydia?, by Janet D. Allan, Ph.D., R.Rn, C.S.
Chlamydia is often a silent disease -- most women show no symptoms for six months or longer. If it goes untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and if you’re pregnant, it may cause preterm delivery and other neonatal problems.
What is Gestational Diabetes?, by Michael Carson, M.D.
About 3% of women who become pregnant develop “temporary” or “gestational” diabetes because the pancreas (where insulin is produced) is unable to keep up with the increased demand. Dr. Michael Carson talks about gestational diabetes and what women with the condition can expect during pregnancy.
What Some Women Need To Know About Reproductive Health And Certain Medications, by Martha Morrell, M.D.
If you are prescribed AEDs for the treatment of epilepsy or for other reasons, make sure you and your physician are aware of potential concerns relating to the use of these medications in females.
What You Should Know About Lasik, by Peter S. Hersh, M.D.
Guest expert, Peter S. Hersh, M.D., discusses LASIK, what you should consider when choosing a LASIK center, and who is a good candidate for the laser vision procedure.
Women and Obesity, by David Heber, M.D., Ph.D.
The prevalence of obesity among women has increased by almost 15 percent in the last decade. Guest Expert David Heber discusses effects of obesity in women and what women can do to prevent or treat obesity.
Women and Pain: Why It Hurts and What You Can Do, by Mark Allen Young, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Do you suffer from constant, agonizing pain? Have you been to doctor after doctor, only to receive nothing that helps or be told

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