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    Vaginal Yeast Infections - What Happens

    Vaginal yeast infections often clear up on their own without treatment, usually when menstruation begins. Menstrual blood raises the vaginal pH, causing the number of yeast cells to decrease because they can't grow in the pH present during menstruation.

    There are significant differences between occasional, easily treatable yeast infections and recurrent infections that seriously affect a woman's life. Recurring vaginal yeast infections can be difficult to prevent or cure. Women who have recurring yeast infections should be evaluated for other causes (such as diabetes, hormone therapy, or treatment-resistant strains of yeast) so that the cause can be treated or reversed.

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    Katie Couric Makes Health Headlines

    When Katie Couric joined CBS Evening News as its anchor and managing editor last September after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC's Today show, she famously became the first woman to hold that solo anchor position. Behind the scenes, she also became a driving force behind CBS's newly enhanced health and medical coverage. "I told [my producers], 'We must have a strong medical unit,'" Couric says. In response, they've "really beefed it up, and I think we're getting ready to beef it up even...

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    Last Updated: March 17, 2014
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