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Women’s Health


What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks: Recognizing Symptoms is Only Part of the Story

Heart attacks are primarily a problem for middle-aged men, right? Think again. Every year, about 460,000 women in the U.S. suffer a heart attack.


Migraine, Headache, Women's Health

Stopping Migraines Before They Start

A migraine is much more than a bad headache. The pain affects roughly 36 million Americans a year – impacting family time, quality of life, and for some, the ability to work.


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Epigenetics and Pregnancy

Heredity and genetics determine a number of key traits in offspring. But When genes are mutated, or damaged, these mutations can change the DNA code and increase a person’s likelihood of developing certain diseases.


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“The Angelina Jolie Effect:” What You Need to Consider Before Deciding about Breast Surgery

Two years later “The Angelina Effect” continues to influence critical decisions among women with breast cancer.



What You Need to Know about Breast Tissue Density

Regardless of breast density, routine mammography remains the most important imaging exam to screen for breast cancer.


DNA, Genetics

Understanding BRCA 1, BRCA 2 Genetic Tests

Mutations in these two genes are responsible for about five percent of all cases of breast cancers and approximately 20 to 25 percent of all hereditary breast cancers.


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A Healthier Stomach

Pain, constipation, bloating, gas and other digestive issues – definitely not dinner table talk in most homes. But, they are common, and in some cases, very serious matters for women that need frank and honest answers.


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VIDEO: Women and Sports Injuries

Dr. Bridget Quinn, a primary care sports medicine physician specializing in female athletes in the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Nadja Refaie-Flores,Ovarian Cancer Survivor (Photo: BIDMC)

VIDEO: Ovarian Cancer: You Are Your Best Advocate

Trusting her own body and talking with her doctors about symptoms that didn’t go away helped Nadja partner with her care team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to catch and treat her ovarian cancer early.


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VIDEO: Help for Pelvic Floor Disorders

Explained by urogynecologists, Dr. Roger Lefevre and Dr. Janet Li from Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.