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The Medicine CabinetQ: My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls the problem "osteopenia." Does this mean I'll definitely develop osteoporosis? A: Osteopenia means "too little bone." Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is an advanced form of osteopenia in which the...
Medical Edge from Mayo ClinicDEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is vaginal atrophy? Are there any effective treatments for it, or is it just another part of aging that I will have to live with? ANSWER: Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is the thinning and inflammation of the...
Lynda Powell is the chairperson of preventive medicine at Rush University Medical Center and the architect of its nearly 20-year-old menopause study that has been following a diverse group of women in Chicago's Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. I...
Chicago artist Curtis Bewley is the increasingly common face of HIV. At 58, he's lived with the virus for 15 years. Despite being on his fifth treatment regimen, he enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle, working as an advocate for other folks with HIV,...
Ten years ago, a Chicago gynecologist began to notice a pattern among her patients. Many of the women who came to Dr. Lauren Streicher for a second opinion after another doctor recommended a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, didn't need the...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study. "It's important for people to understand that......
Premium Health News ServiceNOT REQUIRING A CO-PAY BOOSTS COLORECTAL SCREENING Eliminating co-pays may convince more people to seek colorectal cancer screening. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurers can't always charge co-pays for certain preventive procedures. In a study in...
Even if Caryn Elaine Johnson had never changed her name to Whoopi Goldberg, chances are she would have made a splash. Talent will out. The 56-year-old Goldberg, who will offer a sampling of that talent at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on...
As symptoms of menopause sneak up on her, Sue Cunningham turns to her older sister for advice on what to expect next. "Now, it's night sweats at 3:15 a.m. Exactly. Every night," said the 45-year-old Pilates instructor from Chicago. Like many women,...
Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part update on menopausal hormone care. * I know, the headline is not what your mother, doctor, TV, women's magazines, and walking buddies tell you. But, it's true. Of tsunami importance, it falls into the...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. I've tried everything to resolve my insomnia. Would valerian help? A. If you've spent one too many nights staring at your bedside clock, wondering why it's moving so slowly, you're probably familiar with the array of over-the-counter and...
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