Infertility: Hope in an All-Consuming Struggle

When Nadine Wilson was 37, she started trying to get pregnant. When she wasn’t having any luck, her OB/GYN kept telling her there were plenty of options (like Clomid) to help her get pregnant. When those suggestions didn’t work either, Wilson and her husband were referred to a fertility specialist …

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News in Thyroid Research and Care: A Q&A with the American Thyroid Association

File this under small things that make a big impact: The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, which is relatively small, produces a hormone that influences every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. As the American Thyroid Association explains, it regulates metabolism and affects critical body functions like energy level and heart …

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Is Knee Surgery Inevitable for Women?

I have a neighbor who’s about five feet tall and possesses the energy five women in her small body. She’s in her sixties, but she moves around like she’s twenty years younger and has one of those bright, sunny attitudes that people love to be around. A few months ago, …

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The Arthritis Foundation: What We’re Excited About

The number one cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, affecting over 50 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation. This means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children, and countless families, the AF says. Arthritis is a painful condition that affects one’s quality of life. The AF’s …

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Women More at Risk for Gallstones—How to Avoid an Attack

Margaret wasn’t feeling well. She was nauseated, with cold chills and sweating. She figured she must have gotten the flu, but then there was the pain between her shoulder blades. She didn’t think it was muscle pain, as she hadn’t done any heavy lifting lately, and besides, it felt a …

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer: Helping to Save Women’s Lives, a Q&A

  Did you know that there are more than 100 types of cancer? With staggering numbers like these, we’d almost need an expert on each type to highlight the latest research and breakthroughs. Since WomensHealth.com focuses on women’s health, we turned to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, a nonprofit organization …

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The National Headache Foundation: Promising Drugs on the Horizon

More than 90 percent of Americans are affected by headache disorders. Whether it’s a migraine, menstrual migraine, depression, or pregnancy, there are many types and causes. The National Headache Foundation aims to advocate, increase awareness, educate, and support research when it comes to headache. Migraine actually occurs more often in …

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How is the American Diabetes Association Working for Women?

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. The cost and complications are high, and the numbers are only skyrocketing. If current trends continue, as many as one in three American adults will have …

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Exciting Research in Cancer Care

WomensHealth.com wanted to get an overview of the latest research and developments in cancer care, but found the topic to be too broad. To narrow our focus, we reached out to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which aims to “conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest …

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Awareness is Key to Battling Endometriosis: A Conversation with the Endometriosis Foundation of America

When a condition like endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide –or 1 in 10 girls and women in the U.S. — but takes 10 years on average to receive an accurate diagnosis, an organization like the Endometriosis Foundation of America is a ray of light. The EFA’s goal is to …

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