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  • Dyslipidimia: Problems and Treatments

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    EFFECTIVE LIPID CONTROL CAN INCREASE BOTH THE QUALITY AND LENGTH OF A WOMAN’S LIFE Too many women with dyslipidemia are never discovered or are undertreated. Often they don’t know they have a problem until after they’ve had an event. However, […]

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  • Breast Cancer: Current Strategies

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    WITH BREAST CANCER THERE IS NEW REASON FOR OPTIMISM More than two million American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes and 39,000 of them will die from it every year. However, even though women who are newly diagnosed […]

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  • Breastfeeding: It’s Not Just Babies Who Benefit

    In Women's Health | by Mitzi

    BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS FOR MOTHERS MAY EXCEED THE BENEFITS FOR THEIR BABIES Doctors have long understood the benefits of breastfeeding for infants. Today, more and more people are recognizing the immense benefits of breastfeeding for mothers. To start with, breastfeeding significantly […]

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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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