Women’s Health

Breast Cancer Awareness

Early detection is the key to identifying breast cancer early so it can be easier to treat.

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A mammogram allows the doctor to have a closer look for changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam.

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Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

Ready to get moving? Here are some tips to start walking in the right direction.

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Women and Weight Loss

What is the best way for women to lose weight? Every woman is different, but recent research suggests that women may lose weight differently than men.

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Physical Activity for Women of All Ages

Physical activity is important for all women throughout their lives. Read on for ways you can change your physical activity routine to fit your needs based on your age, stage of life, or physical abilities.

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Living with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure.

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Heart Disease in Women

In the United States, almost one in four women dies from heart disease. Heart disease is the most common cause of death in American women. Some types of heart problems are more common in women.

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Map of Heart Disease risk in Women. Details in linked article.

Heart Disease in Women Facts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women in 2013—that’s about 1 in every 4 female deaths.

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