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Social Media Helps Woman Find Phyllodes Tumor Experts and Support
Social Media Helps Woman Find Phyllodes Tumor Experts and Support

When Nathalie Delpeche was diagnosed with a recurrent phyllodes tumor, she turned to social media for information. There, she learned about Laura H. Rosenberge ...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

If hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause are making you miserable, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help. Here, Jennifer Howell, MD, ...

When Does Menopause Start?
When Does Menopause Start?

If you have a uterus and ovaries, you will experience menopause when your ovaries no longer produce eggs or hormones. Wondering when menopause will start, how ...

What Is 3D Mammography?
What Is 3D Mammography?

Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), available at all Duke Health mammography locations, is a new diagnostic tool for breast cancer detection. Jay Ba ...

A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant
A Flu Vaccine Protects Mom, Fetus, and Infant

If you’re pregnant or plan to be, it’s important to get a flu vaccine every fall. According to Duke perinatologist Geeta Swamy, MD, the annual immunization off ...

Mona Lisa Touch: Laser Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Mona Lisa Touch: Laser Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vagina ...

Can I Get Pregnant if I Have a Heart Condition?
Can I Get Pregnant if I Have a Heart Condition?

If you have a heart condition and want to get pregnant, it’s understandable if you’re concerned. Pregnancy puts extra demands on your heart, which can increase ...

Is It Normal for My Hips to Hurt During Sex?
Is It Normal for My Hips to Hurt During Sex?

Hip pain during sex is more common than people think, but those who suffer are often uncomfortable telling their providers, said Elizabeth Scott, MD, a hip spe ...

Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms
Six Questions to Ask About Mammograms

Conflicting mammogram guidelines may leave many people unsure about when and how often to be screened for breast cancer. Here Jay Baker, MD, a breast imaging s ...

Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk
Fast Breast MRI Available to Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk

Duke Health now offers fast breast MRI -- also known as abbreviated breast MRI -- to detect breast cancer in people assigned female at birth who are at average ...

Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram
Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram

Not all people assigned female at birth have calcifications in their breasts—but most do. These deposits show up as tiny white spots on a mammogram, and there ...

Should You See a Gynecologist for a Yeast Infection?
Should You See a Gynecologist for a Yeast Infection?

Vaginal yeast infections are one of the most common problems affecting women. In fact, most women get at least one at some point in their life. Here, Duke Heal ...