Osteoporosis Risk in Younger Women

Top of the page Osteoporosis Risk in Younger Women Topic Overview During childhood and teen years, new bone grows faster than existing bone is absorbed by the body. After age 30, this process begins to reverse. As a natural part of aging, bone dissolves and is...

Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Top of the page Pregnancy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Topic Overview Tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands are common during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. These problems are usually caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, and they usually go away after...

Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D

Top of the page Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D Topic Overview Why is it important to get enough calcium and vitamin D? Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles—including your heart—healthy and strong. People who do...

Physical Abuse

Top of the pageCheck Your Symptoms Physical Abuse Topic Overview Violence can happen to anyone—males or females, children, teens, adults, older adults, or people with disabilities. You are not to blame. No matter what happened, violence is not okay. Violent people...

Female Genital Problems and Injuries

Top of the pageCheck Your Symptoms Female Genital Problems and Injuries Topic Overview Most women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time. These problems can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or...
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