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Tracy Solomon Clark didn't realize that the shortness of breath and dizziness she felt at age 44 was actually serious heart disease. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Hidden Heart Disease Is The Top Health Threat For U.S. Women

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Do Women Need Periods?

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Aedes aegypti mosquito photographed through a microscope. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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CDC: 157 Pregnant Women In The U.S. Have Tested Positive For Zika

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In some parts of the country, this might require bug spray. Steven Errico/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

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In some New York City schools, the bathroom dispensers provide sanitary products for free. Richard Yeh/WNYC hide caption

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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

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Women only got top billing in 37 percent of medical studies published in leading journals over the past two decades. Tom Werner/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Medical Journals Give Women Researchers Short Shrift

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Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

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Fatty plaque (shown here in yellow) blocks about 60 percent of this coronary artery's width. The increasing thickness of artery walls is just one factor that can increase vulnerability to a heart attack or stroke. Prof. P.M. Motta/G. Macchiarelli, S.A. Nottola/Science Source hide caption

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Possible Heart Benefits Of Taking Estrogen Get Another Look

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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

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