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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 ...

Sentinel Node Biopsy for Endometrial Cancer Shows Benefits
Sentinel Node Biopsy for Endometrial Cancer Shows Benefits

Identifying and removing sentinel lymph nodes helps doctors stage breast cancer, melanoma and cervical cancer. Sentinel node biopsy is now also benefiting wome ...

Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet
Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet

The end of summer usually means storing away your comfy sandals and putting your feet back into closed, snug-fitting shoes. But the wrong footwear may lead to ...

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. ...

Painless Alternative to Mammogram in the Works
Painless Alternative to Mammogram in the Works

A new approach to breast imaging being developed at Duke requires no painful breast compression and takes more sensitive, higher-quality images with lower dose ...

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 ...