Are Some Birth Control Pills Too Risky?

YAZ, Yasmin, Beyaz, and other drospirenone hormonal birth control pills have been found to have an increased risk of serious blood clots. However, the FDA has not taken the pills off the market or demanded a black box warning.

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A Guide to Selecting Safe Medical Contraception

Based on your health history, certain types of contraceptives may be safer or more effective than others. Use this guide to look up the conditions that apply to your current and past health history, to ensure that you select or are using the best medical contraceptive for YOU.

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Hormone Therapy and Menopause

In recent years, many women have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy because of growing evidence that the risks outweigh the benefits for most women. However, millions still struggle with the decision: should I go on, should I stay on, or should I go off? A closer look at the questionable need for hormone therapy, and it’s risks and benefits.

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Cushing’s Syndrome: A Tale of Frequent Misdiagnosis

Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the tissues of the body are exposed to high levels of cortisol for an extended amount of time. The symptoms seem distinctive, yet it is often difficult for those with Cushing’s syndrome to get an accurate diagnosis. Read about this frequently misdiagnosed disease!

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