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Why Well-Woman Visits Are Important -- And What To Ask

Ladies, it’s time to rethink your annual exam. Yearly well-woman visits with your health care provider – often with an obstetrician/gynecologist – offer way more for your well-being than the pelvic exam and Pap test that likely come to mind.

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How Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects Keeps Your Baby Safe

You have already counted each tiny finger and toe. A simple, painless test can make sure your baby’s heart is healthy, too.

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What Does Your Scale Say About Your Cancer Risk?

Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.

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Pregnant? Know the Warning Signs of Preeclampsia

A better understanding of preeclampsia, how it is treated, and whether you are at risk can help you safeguard the health of you and your baby. Untreated, this condition may threaten both mother and child.

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6 Simple Goals to Get You On the Path Toward Better Health

We have to start somewhere in our journey to enhance the quality and quantity of our life. How about focusing on numbers?

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11 Health Screening Tests Every Woman Should Have

Doctors recommend these health screenings to prevent, detect and treat diseases and maintain optimal health.

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Feeling Sluggish? You Might Have a Thyroid Disorder

If your get up and go has got up and gone, a sluggish thyroid may be the problem.

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Which Type of Mammogram is Right For You?

For years, the two-dimensional mammogram has been the gold standard screening too proven to lower breast cancer deaths and illness rates. In recent years, another powerful tool has become available: the 3-D mammogram.

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