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HIV Infection And Women
The number of women with HIV infection and AIDS in the United States is steadily rising. Read more about this important health concern, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fibromyalgia
People with fibromyalgia have widespread pain, aches and stiffness in muscles and joints throughout the body along with unusual tiredness.
Screening: Domestic Abuse
Learn the warning signs of domestic abuse.

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Women And Depression
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum refers to the period immediately after childbirth. When a woman has significant symptoms of depression during this period, she is said to have postpartum depression.
Clinical Depression And Women From NAMI
One in eight women can expect to develop major depression during their lifetime. Regardless of age, race or income, clinical depression can occur in any woman and can be serious enough to lead to suicide.
Depression: What Every Woman Should Know From The NIMH

Women are disproportionately affected by depression, experiencing it at roughly twice the rate of men. Research continues to explore how the illness affects women.


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Osteoporosis
Diet, Exercise and Supplements in Osteoporosis
About 24 million Americans have serious thinning of their bones, and osteoporosis is associated with 1.2 million bone fractures every year.
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disorder. The bones become thinner, lose their strength, and are more likely to break.
Additional Resources
Contact one of these organizations for additional information about osteoporosis.

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Cancer
Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph (or lymphatic) system. It is part of the immune system. It collects and destroys invading organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, and abnormal cells.
Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer begins with abnormal, microscopic changes in cells in the outer layer of the cervix, called the epithelium.
Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer, and accounts for 5 percent of all cancer deaths in women in the United States.

Uterine Cancer

Cancer of the uterus, the second most common cancer of the female reproductive system, strikes women at or past menopause.

Vaginal Cancer

Cancers of the vagina are extremely rare. They fall into the following two categories: clear cell adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Fallopian Tube Cancer

Another cancer that can strike the reproductive system of women.

Colorectal Cancer

"Colon cancer and rectal cancer affect adjacent segments of the large intestine, through which food travels on its way out of the body after digestion."

Breast Cancer

With more women now getting mammograms and with improved detection and treatment options, the rates of new cases and deaths from breast cancer have leveled off after years of slow-but-steady increases.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer falls into two broad areas: non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer), and melanoma. These different types of cancer are defined by the skin cells involved.


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Urinary Tract And Bladder Conditions
Bladder Infection (Cystitis)
A bladder infection, also called cystitis, is caused by an abnormal growth of bacteria inside the bladder, the balloon-like organ that stores urine.
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a loss of control over urination. Urine leaks before you are able to get to a toilet.
Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis is a puzzling bladder condition, in which the bladder wall becomes irritated or inflamed, causing pain and frequent or painful urination.
Urethritis
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body.
Urinary Tract Infection in Women
A urinary tract infection is an infection involving the organs that produce urine and carry it out of the body.
Bladder Control For Women
Don't believe people who tell you urine leakage is normal. It isn't. Most of the time it can be improved.

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Thyroid Disease
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder in which the body produces too little or no parathyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your body makes too much thyroid hormone. It is also called overactive thyroid.
Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism means you do not have enough thyroid hormones, which regulate the body's energy.

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Women And Heart Disease
Women And Heart Disease Symptoms
Women and men don't always share the same symptoms of heart disease.
Strategies To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
Your actions today can help to prevent, delay, or minimize the effect of heart disease. The key strategy is controlling risk factors.

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Reproductive Health
Cervical Conditions

Disorders involving the cervix include infection, the formation of benign cysts (fluid-filled cavities) or polyps and cancer.

Vulvar Conditions

Although cancer of the vulva occasionally occurs, infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi causes the majority of problems in the external genitalia.

Vaginal Conditions

Disorders affecting the vagina primarily include infections, tears and lacerations, and cancer.

Uterine Conditions

The major disorders affecting the uterus include infection of the lining, abnormalities of the menstrual cycle, growths of the muscular wall, relaxation of uterine support, disorders of development and structure, and cancer.

Menstrual Conditions

Information about abnormal periods.



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