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Cutting-edge stories about innovations in women’s health. Women’s Health editor, Anna Villarreal, can be contacted at info@annavillahealth.com.

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Skin Cancer Increases the Risk of Other Types of Cancer

Research shows that if you’re diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer between the ages of 45 to 59, your risk for any other type of cancer goes up by 74%.
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The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility is the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after a previous pregnancy whether or not there was a live birth. While it may not be a mainstream topic, secondary infertility affects nearly three million couples, double the number from 1995. It also accounts for approximately one-third of all visits to see a fertility specialist.
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The One Absolutely Amazing Secret That Will Change Your Skin

Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.
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Toxic Chemicals Are a Threat to the Health of Our Children

Prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to preterm birth, birth defects, childhood cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, & lasting harm to the brain. SafetyNEST, a startup whose mission is to be the most trusted source for pregnant women & their healthcare providers, helps safeguard babies’ against everyday toxic chemicals.
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It’s Now Easier to Have a Beautiful Smile

Orthodontist Jacob Koch reviews the top trends in orthodontic treatment including invisible braces, self-ligating braces, clear aligners, smile designing and more. These advances in orthodontia are making it easier for people to get the smile they want.
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I Was Told My Condition ‘Just Happens Sometimes’

I work with mostly women……lots of them. As an elementary school principal, I have mentored and gotten to know many women on both professional and personal levels. This opportunity has made me privy to...
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The Urgent Need to Eliminate Gender Bias in Research

Biomedical research must let data lead and be judgment-free. The centuries-old concept that menstrual blood is a waste has prevented it from being studied even though it is unique to women. Anna Villarreal's company, LifeStory Health is challenging that concept leading to new insights about women's health.
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A Unique Approach to Women’s Heart Health

A new technology using menstrual blood provides further insights into women's risk for cardiovascular disease.
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An Innovative Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.
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The Real Benefits of Women’s Resistance in an Uncertain Time

Karen McCann's book 'Women of the American Resistance: You Are the One We Have Been Waiting For,' shines a light on the variety and creativity of activism.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.
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The Impact of Traumatic Events on Women’s Heart Health

A new study suggests that a history of traumatic events may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in women. 

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