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Term: Women's Health
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Pregnancy Myth Busters

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

Pregnant woman eating yogurtCongratulations – you are expecting a baby! There will be no shortage of advice from well-meaning friends, relatives and yes, strangers.  To help you wade through the information overload, Eric Strand, MD, Director of Washington University’s Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, busts some of the top pregnancy myths.

Don't Ignore that Pregnancy Itch

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

pregnant woman and doctorYou expected some discomfort in your last trimester, but the itching of your hands and feet was more than you could stand. You felt silly calling the doctor, but after she listened to your symptoms, she wanted to see you right away. You had cholestasis of pregnancy.

Ebony Carter
Women's Health

Recognizing Symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

orange peelsOne of your breasts was swollen and the skin looked like an orange peel. You thought it was just an infection, but your doctor thought differently. Imaging tests revealed a condition most people have never heard of – inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) – a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.

Women's Health
Breast Cancer
Rebecca L. Aft

Attention Women: You don't have to Live with Incontinence

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

For such a long time, women with incontinence suffered in silence. This was a secret many didn’t want to talk about –even with their closest friends. Incontinence can be distressing and can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life. There are now many management options for treatment of stress and urge incontinence.

Women's Health
Chiara Ghetti
Physical Therapy
Urologic Surgery

Ready, Set, Refresh (Your Skin)

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

pretty woman in snowThe summer sun is a distant memory, but the damage to your skin is not. Winter is a perfect time to freshen and rejuvenate your face. There are many treatment choices to reverse the effects of sun exposure. Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin this winter and find out which treatment plan is best for you.

Oh Baby, You're Having a Baby!

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Congratulations, you are having a baby! There is no shortage of baby books and reading material for expectant mothers, and the avalanche of information can be overwhelming. Washington University Obstetric Consultants are here to help you understand the changes that will occur in your body, what to expect during your prenatal visits, throughout your pregnancy, delivery and care after your baby is born.

Could it be a Heart Attack? What all Women Need to Know

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Heart puzzleNot every heart attack begins with a crushing chest pain. Especially for women, the symptoms of a heart attack may be mistaken for something else. Because heart disease is the number one killer of women, what you don’t know can be the matter of life or death, no matter what your age.

Women's Health
Lynne M. Seacord

UTIs in Older Adults -- Don't be Confused

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

Daughter with older motherYou were visiting your mom and she seemed very confused and disoriented. She claimed the retirement home had moved her to a different apartment and she didn’t know why. Fortunately, you knew the reason for her confusion was not to be ignored because you had seen this out-of-sorts behavior before.  Your mom hadn’t been moved to a new apartment, but she probably had another urinary tract infection.

Women's Health
Internal Medicine
Primary Care

Winning Combination for Skin Resurfacing

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

woman's face with wrinkles and imperfectionsLiving through your teenage years with severe acne was bad enough, but now you have scars that no amount of make-up can cover. You’ve heard there is a new technique available that provides noticeable results, but with less downtime than more invasive procedures. Is this treatment right for you?

Breaking the Cycle of Osteoporosis

Publish Date: 5/25/2016

With our aging population, osteoporosis has become a problem of epidemic proportions. Falls resulting in broken bones can sometimes mean the end of independent living. Both men and women need to know the facts of bone loss ...