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Women’s Health in the News

At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, our gynecologists are committed to staying on the forefront of women’s health news. Periodically our practice will include links to new articles and research studies related to women’s health. Below, you’ll find fresh information on birth control, mammograms, lifestyle, and other women’s health topics. At the bottom of this page are links to a few websites that publish women’s health news on a weekly basis.

What Health Issues or Conditions Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.? Did you know that osteoarthritis affects more women than men? This article from the National Institute of Health covers a few of the health issues that should be on your radar as a woman. 

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Mammogram Scares Leave Lasting Fears, Research Finds

False-positive mammogram results can cause undue stress in many women. What policy changes should take place to reduce this stress? Read what leading researchers and physicians think about the matter.

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Sedentary Behavior and Your Health

A recent study of older women (average age of 71) discovered that subjects spend about 9.7 hours of the day sitting. Find out how this behavior affects other health conditions in women. 

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Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women

New research suggests that some insulin sensitizers (diabetes medications) may decrease a type 2 diabetic woman’s risk for cancer by as much as 32 percent. The same reduction in risk was not noted in men who used the drugs.

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Sleep Problems Common Among Middle-Aged Women

Nearly one out of four middle-aged women has trouble sleeping. Researchers offer new insight into the causes.

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Other Resources for Women’s Health in the News

Reference these websites for more current women’s health information:

Have more questions about women’s health? Schedule an appointment with a gynecologist in Mesa or Tempe, AZ by calling 480-257-2700. Or, book your appointment online.

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