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  • Bariatric Surgery

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    BARIATRIC SURGERY CAN BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL AS A LAST RESORT Bariatric surgery is generally only available for severely obese individuals who have not succeeded in controlling their weight using diet and exercise. Almost all of our patients at Penn have […]

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  • Cardiology Tips

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    NOT EVERYONE WITH AN ABNORMAL STRESS TEST NEEDS AN ANGIOGRAM OR REVASCULARIZATION It may seem logical that opening a narrowed artery or bypassing it would prevent heart attacks and prolong life. However, recent clinical trials in stable patients, such as […]

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  • Musculoskeletal Problems In Women

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    CONSIDER MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS WHEN MAKING DIAGNOSES When a woman comes in with pain, consider the possibility that her pain has a musculoskeletal cause. I’ve seen many cases of women who’ve seen a dozen specialists over the years but none diagnosed […]

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  • Premenopausal Women With Low Bone Density

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    LOW BONE DENSITY CAN OCCUR IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN Although osteoporosis is mostly a disease of older women, under certain circumstances, premenopausal women may also be vulnerable. There are disease states and medications that cause low bone density in premenopausal women. […]

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  • HPV Risk and Cervical Cancer

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    MANY WOMEN ARE MISSING THE BENEFITS OF SCREENING AND VACCINATION FOR CERVICAL CANCER In spite of the fact that cervical cancer screening is one of the greatest achievements in cancer prevention, too many women still die from the disease. Eight […]

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