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Painful periods: causes and care
Painful periods are a common problem. Read about some of the most common causes, and what treatments are available.

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.

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A Question of Health

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Effective Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which support the bladder and other pelvic organs, and can help treat stress urinary incontinence. Women's Health Matters spoke to Frances Stewart, advanced practice nurse and nurse continence advisor at Women's College Hospital, about how to do Kegels correctly to achieve results.

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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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