Women's Health

Use of Drugs and Alcohol During Pregnancychevron_right
Using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco can be harmful at any time during your life. But they pose a double danger if you’re pregnant, jeopardizing your health and that of the unborn baby.

Friends, Fitness, and Housework May Ward Off Alzheimer’s Diseasechevron_right
Want a healthier brain? Move your body, tend to your home, and connect with your loved ones, new research suggests.

Physical Therapy Recharges Breast Cancer Survivorschevron_right
During and after treatment, patients may not view exercise as a priority, or they may be too tired to participate in a standard exercise program. That’s where physical therapy (PT) comes in. PT especially designed for breast cancer survivors can help women safely regain their range of motion and strength while improving their mood.

Want a Healthy Pregnancy? Go Mediterraneanchevron_right
Lentils, eggplant, extra-virgin olive oil. They may not be typical pregnancy cravings, but they should be on your grocery list. In several new studies, researchers suggest a delicious, nutritious way to increase your chances of a healthy delivery: eating a Mediterranean diet.

Beyond Hot Flashes: Other Symptoms of Menopausechevron_right
The time leading up to a woman’s last period, called perimenopause, is filled with many changes. Some, like hot flashes, are well-known. Others may surprise you. Learn how to manage these lesser-known symptoms and feel better.

Mammograms: What to Expect and How to Preparechevron_right
Research has shown that women ages 50 to 59 who get mammograms are about 14% less likely to die of breast cancer than those who don’t get screened.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Tips for Black Motherschevron_right
Every year in the U.S., 50,000 people have something unexpected happen during labor that causes a serious health problem. For Black women, pregnancy is more dangerous. In fact, Black women are 3 times more likely than white women to die of a cause related to being pregnant.

Pelvic Floor Disorders: Common in Women of All Ageschevron_right
They’re not the kind of moments you discuss at the dinner table. But they happen every day to millions of women nationwide.Pelvic floor disorders.

Recovering from Hysterectomy: What You Should Knowchevron_right
Every year, nearly 500,000 women in the U.S. have a hysterectomy, an operation to remove the uterus. It is the most common type of surgery for women after cesarean section. A hysterectomy can help treat conditions such as fibroids, abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis, and cancer.

Know How to Spot Pregnancy Complicationschevron_right
As a mom-to-be, you probably hear a lot about morning sickness. But how much have you heard about hyperemesis gravidarum, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes?

Stay Cool During Menopause’s Hottest Momentschevron_right
When it comes to hot flashes and night sweats, you want relief—and you want it now. Hormone therapy is one solution, but it can raise your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious health issues.

Heavy Bleeding? Check With Your Healthcare Providerchevron_right
About 33% of women will bleed abnormally during—or outside of—their monthly periods. Usually, hormones cause these irregularities. But it’s important to check with your healthcare provider. Abnormal bleeding can also signal a serious disease.