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

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Formaldehyde: What Is It and Why Is It in My Cosmetics?

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Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives have substantial benefits in cosmetics. Don't panic if you see stories claiming it's dangerous
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Emotional Abuse Made Me Feel Like I Was Crazy

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My boyfriend told me I was crazy and I believed him. I later learned that emotional abuse is part of the cycle of abuse.
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Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time.
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Skincare Products: Are You Being Deceived?

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Ever bought skincare products that didn't live up to the hype? Chances are you've been deceived by the beauty industry more than once.
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Cellulite: A Review of Currently Available Treatments

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Many OTC and medical treatments are available to treat cellulite. However, even when they have modest results, the improvement is temporary.
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Precision Medicine May Get Us Closer to Cure

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A precision medicine approach based on biomarkers, powered by AI, and sensitive to gender may get us closer to a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
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Fetal Syndromes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes

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Fetal syndromes are the #1 cause of infant death in US infants with >800,000 pregnancies/year affected by one of 4,000 known fetal syndromes.
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Early Testing for Osteoporosis Gives a Voice to a Silent Disease

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Women may not know they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. Early testing for osteoporosis can help them get effective treatment to reduce risk.
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Perseverance: Being Knocked Down Four Times, But Rising Up Five

This is a story about perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds: A 69-year old widow finally got her driver's license after 949 failed attempts.
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How Do I Know If I Have Skin Cancer?

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If you find a growth on your skin, how do you know if it's cancer? You likely won't but a dermatologist will. Many skin cancers are curable if found early.
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How Do You Know if You Have the Right Breast Size?

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Breasts are a distinctive symbol of femininity. Some say bigger is better but it's not always true. What's the right breast size for you?
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

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These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis.