New Procedure Gives Hope to Women With Low Estrogen
Retired nurse finds relief after suffering for four years - The news was devastating. Just months after retiring from a successful 41-year career in nursing, Richmond resident Patricia Smith* was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor caught it early though, and Smith was otherwise healthy. After a double mastectomy in November 2011, the cancer was gone. Things were going well on most fronts, but Smith had one issue that many women her age deal with: vaginal dryness, itching, burning and painful intercourse caused by hormonal changes. Vaginal atrophy Vaginal atrophy, also known as "atrophic vaginitis," is an uncomfortable condition…Be the first to comment!
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to educate people about preventing cancer in the first place — while also encouraging screenings that catch cancer in its infancy, when least dangerous. Read more..
For such a small thing (about the size of a walnut,) the prostate sure gets a lot of press. The vaguely kidney-bean-shaped gland sits at the base of the male bladder and encircles the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. Read more..
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There was a time when plastic surgery was only for devastated accident survivors and aging movie stars trapped in an increasingly superficial industry. Yet today it is becoming a far more common choice for younger candidates to go under the knife. For the young and famous like Kyle Jenner of Kardashian family fame, cosmetic surgery is an expensive but expected rite of passage. Read more..
Every October, the nation’s medical community sets time aside to recognize the contributions of physical therapists, the people who work to return us to normal physical activity after we injure ourselves or after we suffer a debilitating illness such as a stroke. Read more..
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