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2008-08-28 06:00:18

By Andrew Pollack Anew blood test aimed at detecting ovarian cancer at an early, still treatable stage is stirring hopes among women and their physicians. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and some experts say the test has not been proved to work. The test, called OvaSure, was developed at Yale University and has been offered since late June by LabCorp, one of the largest clinical laboratory companies in the United States. The need for such a test is immense. When ovarian cancer...

2008-07-14 12:00:20

By Laura Burkey, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 13--Nobody likes change. It breaks the routine; it ruffles feathers. Now add lava-like hot flashes to an extremely sleep-deprived brain, a pudgier mid- section and night sweats. You'd be irritable, too. That's what the young women of today have to look forward to -- menopause. But it's not all doom and gloom. Apparently, menopause is just one day, according to Susan Wysocki, president and CEO of the National Association of Nurse...

2008-07-01 21:00:05

By Anna Tong, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 1--A medical malpractice case in which an Owingsville woman accused a Lexington gynecologist of unnecessary castration -- removing her healthy ovaries -- without warning her of the surgery's consequences went to the jury Tuesday. The defense argued that the doctor used sound medical judgment. "He's done the worst thing a physician can do -- he violated her trust," said Lexington attorney, Sheila Hiestand. The plaintiff, 38 year-old...

2008-06-24 18:01:16

By Anna Tong, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jun. 24--Attorneys delivered opening statements Tuesday in a malpractice trial involving one of six women who accused a Lexington obstetrician and gynecologist of unnecessarily removing their ovaries. The lawsuit, originally filed in 2003, claims that Dr. Michael Guiler performed medically unnecessary oophorectomies, needlessly leaving the women at risk for breast cancer, embolisms and dementia because they can no longer produce their own...

2008-06-23 06:00:06

According to sexual health expert, Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, baby boomers are more willing to talk about a female sexual dysfunction (FSD) at a cocktail party than with their doctor. Incidence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), the most common sexual problem for women increases with age and after certain surgical procedures, particularly removal of the ovaries, and can arise from many causes, including relationship problems, the use of prescription pharmaceuticals, chronic...

2008-06-15 15:00:00

By Desonta Holder Susan Wysocki, president and CEO of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, offers her comments: 1. One day: Clinically speaking, menopause is only one day - the day a woman hasn't had a period for 12 consecutive months. The time before menopause when a woman begins experiencing symptoms is called perimenopause, and the time after is post-menopause. The average age to experience menopause is 51; however, some women experience natural menopause as...

2007-10-17 09:00:11

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Prudence Hall, founder of The Hall Center in Santa Monica, CA, has always been a strong advocate for the overall health of her patients. It wasn't until she became immersed in treating menopausal patients with bioidentical natural hormones that she started investigating her birth control patients more carefully. "I was shocked to find that most of my twenty year old patients on the pill, had hormone levels that were on par with my...

2007-10-08 09:00:47

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, announces that Immersion Medical has introduced the OB/GYN surgical simulation module. The new module makes the LaparoscopyVR™ (LapVR™) surgical simulator http://www.immersion.com/medical/products/laparoscopy/ the only platform for laparoscopic training of three commonly performed OB/GYN procedures: ectopic surgical intervention, tubal occlusion, and salpingo-oophorectomy...

2007-04-24 12:01:14

Cenegenics® Medical Institute, developers of the largest age management organization in the world, alerts the public to a growing concern that puts men at risk for premature disease and early mortality: Male menopause is not being adequately addressed in the medical community. Cenegenics has initiated a campaign, raising awareness and introducing proven protocols, which they say help male menopausal patients restore hormonal balance, promote better health and...

2007-03-09 09:00:21

By Kalpakjian, C Z; Quint, E H; Toussaint, L L Key words: SLEEP, MENOPAUSE, POLIOMYELITIS, HOT FLUSHES, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY ABSTRACT Objectives Sleep disturbance in polio survivors is a common complaint, yet little is known about the effects of the interaction of physical disability and menopause on sleep. The purpose of this study was to understand the relative contribution of menopause factors and disability to subjective sleep disturbance. Methods Participants were 465...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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