Rochester, Minnesota - Ovarian cancer is hard to detect in its early stages, because symptoms are usually either nonexistent or they are vague. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms become more obvious, the disease often has spread beyond the ovaries. There are no screening tests for ovarian cancer. A number of factors, including genetics, can raise a woman's risk for the disease.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Calcium supplements or antacids containing calcium, can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone replacement medications, such as synthetic thyroid hormones levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, others) and liothyronine (Cytomel), as well as thyroid extract supplements.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Although being lean can often be healthy, being underweight can be a concern if it's the result of poor nutrition or if you are pregnant or have other health concerns. So, if you're underweight, see your doctor or dietitian for an evaluation. Together, you can plan how to meet your goal weight.

Scottsdale, Arizona - A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this month's edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Washington, DC - A new online resource is now available to help people recognize and find high quality care for alcohol use disorder, which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. The Alcohol Treatment Navigator, designed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems. With many treatment options available, the navigator makes the search easier by telling them what they need to know - and what they need to do to find appropriate, quality care.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Want to better understand what it means to be transgender? Here's a primer on the basics, as well as the definitions of common terms used to describe gender identity.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides unbiased, free Medicare assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families statewide. Nevada SHIP is available to review and compare health and drug plans to help beneficiaries decide and enroll in a plan that will go into effect January 1, 2018. Certified SHIP Benefits Counselors are available for over the phone and in person assistance at various locations throughout the state.

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, President Obama discussed Open Enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began November 1. The deadline to sign up for coverage beginning on January 1 is this Thursday, December 15, and the final deadline to sign up for 2017 coverage is January 31.

Rochester, Minnesota - Individualized medicine - the concept of matching medical care precisely to each patient's genes, lifestyle and environment is no longer just a theory. Experts in individualized medicine also known as personalized or precision medicine will be in Rochester Oct. 9-10, presenting the latest ways to apply precision medicine to all patients. They are available for interviews on groundbreaking discoveries at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, which will be held at Mayo Civic Center.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Over-the-counter cold remedies aren't off-limits if you have high blood pressure, but it's important to make careful choices.