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Women’s Health

Do you really need to see your gynecologist every year?

Going to the gynecologist is not something you necessarily look forward to. But as a woman, this annual appointment is essential for disease prevention and your relationship with your OB/GYN is a critical part of your health care at every stage in your life. Although the guidelines have changed for Pap smears — the test …

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gender bias

Mars vs. Venus: Gender bias in health?

It’s no secret that men and women view the world differently. One bestselling book summed it up like this: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” Actually, we’re all from Earth, but we’re not all coming from the same place, especially when it comes to medical care. Researchers at Stanford University demonstrated this in …

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menopause

9 things you never knew about menopause

Women lead very busy lives. They spend time caring for their children, spouses, aging parents and often everyone else but themselves. As a gynecologist, I play an important role in helping these women transition to menopause. Many women do not know what menopause actually means. The medical definition of menopause is one year without menses. This …

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Can heavy earrings hurt your earlobes?

They always seem to be trendy and in style. However, heavy earrings can be a dangerous fashion accessory. Richard Ha, MD, a plastic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, said he sees the damage of heavy earrings far too often in his patients. The earlobe skin is very fragile, and a split, gash or …

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