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Breast Cancer Risk
Check out the new interactive program that will calculate your percent risk of having Breast Cancer .

Not Always P.M.S. -- Other Types of Cyclic Changes
Almost all women (95%) experience some physical or mood changes with their menstrual cycles. But, only one-third of those are actual P.M.S.. Learn about the different categories of menstrually related changes and what to do about each.

Women and Substance Abuse
When women abuse drugs or alcohol it is very different than in men. Substance abuse has one of the biggest gender gaps of all medical problems. Learn about the different reasons, patterns, and treatments for women to help yourself or a friend or family member.

Women and Grief
Death touches us all at times. But women are three to four times to seek professional help after a loss of another. Learn more about women's normal mourning and grief reactions and when she should seek help.

Black Cohosh: An Effective Natural Remedy for Menopausal Symtpoms
Many women look for relief from menopausal symptoms without turning to hormone replacement. At last, here is a natural remedy with valid scientific evidence to back its effectiveness. Black cohosh has been shown to work as well as estrogen. It relieves general, menopausal specific and psychological symptoms.

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Post-hysterectomy there is little need for Paps, but pelvic exams may be helpful.