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Heavy periods
Heavy periods can be more than just an inconvenience. They can also affect a woman's health and quality of life. Read about possible causes and treatments.

Fertility and age
Women’s fertility is limited by time. Fertility changes over the course of women’s reproductive lives, decreasing as they get older. A woman’s ability to get pregnant starts to decline many years before she reaches menopause.

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A Question of Health

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Hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause

During perimenopause – the transitional time leading up to menopause – fluctuations in hormone levels can cause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Women’s Health Matters spoke to Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, a gynecologist at Women’s College Hospital, about how to treat these vasomotor symptoms.

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Walking more may reduce risk of functional limitations from knee osteoarthritis, study finds

June 20, 2014 - New research suggests that for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) – or people at risk for OA – walking more may reduce the risk of physical limitations. A new study found that walking about 6,000 steps per day may protect against these limitations...

Combination of diabetes and low socioeconomic status linked to poor breast cancer screening rates

April 11, 2014 - New research shows that women with diabetes may be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, especially if they have low socioeconomic status...

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