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Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of breast cancer survivors are worse off financially four years after their diagnosis, and 12 percent still have medical debt from their cancer therapy, a new study finds....  More »

For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Where you're treated for ovarian or other gynecologic cancers makes a difference. Women with these conditions live more than a year longer on average if they're treated at hospitals t...  More »

College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break

SUNDAY, March 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spring break offers college women -- and men -- a welcome respite from the pressures of school, but they need to make sure they protect their health while having fun. For women looking ahead to spring bre...  More »

Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study. The screenings don't decrease the number of advanced breast cancer cases diagn...  More »

Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most women say they'd call 911 if they were experiencing a stroke, but many don't recognize the major warning signs of stroke, new research shows. The study authors surveyed more than 1,200 women in th...  More »

Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having radiation therapy after a mastectomy benefits patients with breast cancer that has spread to just a few lymph nodes under their arms, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly ...  More »

Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds. Anxiety appeared to be a key factor -- wo...  More »

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds. General anesthesia and longer tim...  More »

Health Tip: Preparing for a Tornado

(HealthDay News) -- If you live in an area that's prone to tornadoes, experts say you should devise a plan and create an emergency kit before the first sounding of the warning sirens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers thes...  More »

Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors. The chances for developing many cancers -- suc...  More »

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