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Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital
Physical therapy for breast cancer now available at Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional breast cancer patients in need of physical therapy no longer need to travel to two sites.

Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast
Double Mastectomy May Not Be the Answer for Cancer in One Breast

Increasingly, younger women with early-stage cancer in only one breast and no genetic risk factors are choosing to have double mastectomies. But there’s little ...

Women-Only Heart Disease Risks
Women-Only Heart Disease Risks

If you’re a woman, your chance of developing and dying from heart disease is the same as a man’s. Yet research shows you may be less likely to get a prompt dia ...

Is Vaginal Mesh Dangerous? Learn the Facts
Is Vaginal Mesh Dangerous? Learn the Facts

Vaginal mesh surgeries have been the subject of serious concern because of complications associated with the use of vaginal mesh. However, misinformation has c ...

A New Approach to Treating DCIS
A New Approach to Treating DCIS

Time magazine's cover story sheds light on doctors' new thinking about how to treat ductal carcinoma in-situ or DCIS with active surveillance, rather than more ...

Opening Up About Vaginal Prolapse
Opening Up About Vaginal Prolapse

Nobody wants to talk about vaginal prolapse, but that’s exactly why LaRue Dedrick of Durham was willing to open up about her experience. “I never heard of it, ...

Water Is the Healthiest Option
Water Is the Healthiest Option

Good nutrition isn’t only what you eat; it’s what you drink too. Here, Duke pediatric dietitian, Jenny Favret, RD, reviews how much sugar can be found in some ...

Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk
Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk

Divorce is bad for your heart -- especially if you’re a woman. According to new Duke research, women who have been divorced at least once are more likely to ex ...

New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib
New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib

If you are a woman, or over 65, and have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines suggest blood-thinning drugs may reduce your risk for stroke. ...

5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health
5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health

The differences between men and women extend to matters of the heart, and we don’t mean how they “feel” about each other. Heart disease risks, symptoms and tre ...

Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy
Choosing Preventive Double Mastectomy

With a long history of aggressive breast cancer in her family, Kesha Dozier of Raleigh decided, with her doctor's advice, to take matters into her own hands an ...

Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram
Seeing Spots on Your Mammogram

Not all women have calcifications in their breasts—but most do. These deposits show up as tiny white spots on a mammogram, and there may be only one or two, or ...