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Diagnosis of VIN and VAIN
Cancers of the vulva and birth canal typically present as precancerous lesions, which provides a window of opportunity to prevent the transition to cancer. Read this article to learn how precancerous lesions are diagnosed.
Epidemiology of Hypertension
Hypertension is a condition whereby the blood pressure is consistently over 140/90 in an untreated individual. Its management is the most common reason for doctor’s visits in non-pregnant adults in the U.S. Read this article to learn who is affected.
Evaluating Your Breast
Breast pain, lumps or changes in the appearance of the breast can be an indication of a problem. This creates distress and some women are uncertain what to do. Some problems should prompt an immediate attention while others can be monitored. Read this article to learn more.
Gynecologic Cancers and Celebrities
The recent death of Charlotte Brosnan from ovarian cancer and Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a bilateral mastectomy has highlighted the problems of breast and ovarian cancer. Read this article to learn more about hereditary cancers and how to prevent these cancers.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy is the term used to describe the administration of hormones in postmenopausal women. It is an attempt to alleviate the symptoms that often occur as a result of hormone deficiency. Read this article to learn more.
“Hot flash” is the term used to describe the sudden onset of warmth or heat, which starts in the chest and spreads to the neck and face. Sweating, redness, palpitations and anxiety usually accompany this symptom. Read this article to learn more about this menopausal problem.
How Does Osteoporosis Occur?
Osteoporosis occurs when the bone density falls to a point that there is an increased risk of fracture with minimal trauma. The risk of developing osteoporosis is determined during childhood and after menopause. Read this article to learn more.
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination
The identification of HPV as the causative agent for cervical cancer and other genital cancers has paved the way for the development of preventative strategies. The vaccine is the primary weapon. Read this article to learn about the available vaccines to prevent cervical cancer.
Human Papillomavirus Virus
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other genital cancers. Read this article to learn more about how this virus is transmitted and if you are at risk.
Hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90. Once hypertension is diagnosed a thorough evaluation is indicated to discover possible causes of secondary hypertension. Read this article to learn about the necessary tests.
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