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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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Women’s health: How to be your best self in your 30s

Welcome to your 30s. While you may have been dreading leaving your 20s behind, turning 30 is a great time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of good health. Here’s how, with expert tips from Lauren Smith, MD, an OBGYN on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. In …

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Women health series: What should I worry about when I’m in my…20s?

One of four articles in a series about what to expect at different stages of womanhood. As a woman leaves the teenage years and enters into her 20s, she is sure to encounter many changes. Not only is she becoming more independent in her world, establishing more mature relationships and possibly planning her family, she …

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Physical therapy exercises for urinary incontinence

Laugh and you leak? Unlock your door and you leak? Rush to the bathroom and you leak? Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, but the good news is there are many treatment options. Let’s dive in to what urinary incontinence is and how physical therapy can help. What is urinary incontinence? As women get older, the …

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