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Golden Years: Get ready for healthier Golden years

While women face unique health challenges at every stage of life, the mid-life onset of menopause surely ranks among the most turbulent periods in any woman’s life – both physically and emotionally until recently, there were only a limited number of options to help alleviate the key health problems encountered during menopause. As our cover story beginning on page four explains, exciting advances in medical knowledge and technology are delivering more and better ways to help woman enjoy an easier healthier journey through menopause.

Highlights from This Issue

Get Ready for Healthier Golden Years

Menopause may be inevitable, but it doesn’t have to bring years of unhappiness and poor health. Here’s what every woman should know to get ready for a more graceful and healthy menopause.

Be Prepared for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Though it’s a life-threatening illness, cervical cancer is highly preventable. Following is what all women need to know to protect themselves and their daughters.

Exposing the Myths about Oral Contraceptives

Nearly 50 years after it was first introduced, the contraceptive pill is still the subject of widespread myths and misconceptions. Following is a look at the truth behind some of the most common and enduring myths.

Keeping Breasts Healthy Takes Knowledge and Prevention

Breast cancer is a serious, potentially-deadly health threat for women. But a host of other non-cancerous breast conditions can cause pain and serious health problems for millions of women in Thailand and around the world.

Fighting Breast Cancer the Hi-tech Way

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. But a new generation mammogram screening test using Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technology is helping doctors detect breast tumors earlier than ever, making treatment more effective and less traumatic.

Health Briefs - Osteoarthritis

New Study Sheds Light on Possible Cause of Osteoarthritis

Q & A - Menstruation

For many women, menstruation is a painful and debilitating experience. Instead of seeking professional advice, many women choose to keep their worries to themselves. This edition of Q&A answers readers’ questions about menstruation.

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