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After surgeons removed the tumor from her breast last November, Karen Hajiaskari, of Hamburg, N.Y., was deemed cancer-free. But for the next five years she will take a drug called tamoxifen, a medication that's commonly used to prevent a breast cancer...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. I'm 65 and recently developed a yeast infection. Aren't these infections unusual in postmenopausal women? A. Vaginal yeast infection occurs at least once in about 75 percent of women. You are correct that yeast infections are not as common after...
Many women became used to having a Pap smear annually to check for cervical cancer, but recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have updated the timeline. Now, most women will need the test every five years. Cancer experts...
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HealthKey.com contributorCervical cancer affects the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects the upper uterus (where babies grow) to the birth canal. While surgeries required for late stage cervical cancer make future pregnancies impossible, early detection allows...
Many people who have a sexually transmitted disease may not know it. In 2007, nearly one-third of the people diagnosed with HIV likely had it for a long time without knowing it because they developed AIDS less than a year after their HIV test. Meanwhile,...
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Courtesy of Tribune Media ServicesDear Mayo Clinic: I am age 70 and had a complete hysterectomy about 20 years ago for benign fibroids. Do I need to get a gynecological exam every year when I'm not having any problems? I do get a mammogram every year. Answer: You can probably safely skip...
Q: What are the chances of an IUD not working? Can you get pregnant with an IUD? A: No method of birth control is perfect, but the intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy. The risk of getting pregnant when an...
Wetlands A Novel Charlotte Roche, translated from the German by Tim Mohr Grove Press: 230 pp. $17.95 It is easy to be put off by the hype surrounding this novel. The author, Charlotte Roche, is a television personality in Germany, host of an MTV-...
The vulva is subject to a range of skin problems, many of them inadvertently self-inflicted. You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was lunchtime at Loma Linda Academy when the social workers arrived, escorted by a deputy sheriff. They were there to collect the Udvardi children. Amid dozens of students munching sandwiches and chips, school officials found 6-year-old Esther, then...
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