Women's Health Articles & Stories

Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


Why Exercise is Crucial for Women's Longevity

Why Exercise is Crucial for Women's Longevity

A new year is fast approaching, and with the change in calendars comes new year's resolutions. Gyms are always at their busiest right after everyone makes their resolution to exercise, lose weight, and get in shape. But why wait until the ball drops to get started? Read More


Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

Why Migraines Are More Prevalent in Women

In the United States, headaches are a part of the daily struggle for over 45 million people. Of them, migraine headaches are by far the most prevalent and require professional attention to combat the often times debilitating symptoms. The intense pain felt during a migraine is a direct result ... Read More


High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

Researchers at Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., recently released a new study that confirms some disrurbing fears - women who are stressed from high-pressure work situations have a 40% greater risk of cardiovascular risk than women in less stressful jobs. Read More


Ovarian Cancer Mortality Rates Improve

Ovarian Cancer Mortality Rates Improve

Ovarian Cancer has the highest mortality rate among cancers of the female reproductive system; however that statistic may be changing. In the UK, for instance, the five year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in stage one has raised from 21% in the early 1970s to 40% today. Read More


Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Taking medications to enhance fertility appears to increase the chance of developing uterine cancer in particular, as well as some other forms of the disease, according to a very large, long, recently completed study. Drugs that stimulate ovulation have been used for more than three decades to... Read More


City Women Are More Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

City Women Are More Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

Women living in urban areas have denser breasts, which make them more susceptible to developing breast cancer, according to a recent study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Women's breast tissue may be fatty or glandular or a mixture of both. Women who have ... Read More


Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Mother and Baby

Exercise up to the end of pregnancy has no harmful effect on the weight or size of the fetus, according to research appearing in the International Journal of Obesity. The study was conducted by Polytechnic University of Madrid and demonstrates the positive relationship between the weight of se... Read More


Obese Women's Newborns Have More Birth Defects

Obese Women's Newborns Have More Birth Defects

The fetuses of obese women have an increased risk of birth defects such as spina bifida and other neural tube defects, a recent analysis of previous studies showed. Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in increasing numbers of countries around the world. Complications... Read More


African American Women and Breast Cancer

African American Women and Breast Cancer

I was afraid that I wouldn’'t be able to see my children grow up and my grandchild grow, you get this really scary feeling inside,” says Rosamond Stallings. When 45 year old Rosamond Stallings was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago, doctors urged her to immediately have a mastectomy. “Th... Read More



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