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A woman’s health concerns will change with her age and development. Women’s health concerns can vary from reproductive concerns, to cancer to mental health.

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By DuPage Medical Group Neurology
Dementia refers to a group of disease and symptoms that are associated with a decline in memory and cognitive function.Dementia is most common in those over the age of 65 and may cause symptoms that hinder the ability to think, remember and reason. Today, approximately 47.5 million people are living with dementia worldwide.While there is no current cure for dementia, there are treatment options available to slow the progression and ease symptoms if caught early.

By Charles Schwartz, MD
Millennial burnout is a popular culture theory that describes an “always on” expectation in many areas of adulthood. Many young professionals are comparing themselves to their peers, assuming large amounts of responsibility and setting often unattainable goals, leaving little room for physical restoration and emotional decompression. While there is no medical evidence to support the idea, we know that there are several factors that play a role in your overall health. Internal Medicine physician, Charles Schwartz, MD, shares tips to help you maintain your energy, improve the quality of your sleep and decompress through exercise.

By Gregory Wallin, MD
When it comes to sleep, quality and quantity is everything. Getting a good night of sleep is a great way to refresh and restore your body, playing a vital role in promoting good health. However, whether from hectic schedules, our need for caffeine or late night TV, getting a good night of sleep is not always as easy as it sounds. In order to make a proper night of sleep a regular occurrence, it is important to be aware of what your body needs and to practice healthy habits that will alleviate feelings of fatigue.

By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.

By Andrey Leonov, MD
For most seasonal allergy sufferers, symptoms are usually temporary and mild, and can include watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing. You may also experience changes in your energy level and your ability to focus on tasks throughout the day, which may make you wonder, could your allergies be to blame? Allergist, Dr. Andrey Leonov shares what you can do to manage your allergy symptoms, including allergy-induced fatigue.

By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.

By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
The average person sheds between 50 -100 hairs per day. As you age, it is normal to experience gradual thinning and breakage of hair. In most cases, medical treatment is not necessary, but if you experience significant hair loss and have not been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

By Fares Hamad, DO
A study published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), tracked cancer trends in the United States for common cancers types over a ten year period, from 1995 to 2014.1 The study found an increase in the number of cancer cases being diagnosed in young adults for several cancer types including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine. The rising number of young adults being diagnosed with colorectal cancer shows the importance in knowing what symptoms to watch for, and talking with your primary care physician early on to establish a screening schedule that takes into consideration your personal and family health history. By taking a more proactive approach, you can lower your risk of developing colorectal and other cancers.

By Michelle Winter, MD
If you experience pelvic discomfort, pain during intercourse or have moderate to severe cramping during your menstrual cycle, you may have endometriosis, a condition that impacts up to one in ten women.

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