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Chronic venous insufficiency: What to know

Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in a person's veins do not work properly. This means that the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart.Venous insufficiency is fairly common. According to the Society for Vascular…

Missed periods and ovarian cancer

A person may miss a period for a number of common reasons. Ovarian cancer is a rare cause of a missed period.Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are female reproductive organs that sit on either side of the uterus, or womb. This type…

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer.During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the…

What causes patches of dry skin?

Dry skin patches can have many causes, including allergies, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Determining the cause of dry skin allows a person to find the right treatment.Dry skin is a common problem during the winter months, when the skin is…

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