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I Can't Stop Peeing

Robin Hopkins | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Robin Hopkins

I sat in the waiting room of Dr. Wu's office, flipping through an issue of Us Weekly from 2015. Occasionally, I looked up at the receptionist in hopes that she might acknowledge me or maybe even call me in for my appointment. When that didn't happen, I read and reread the sign that said I would be charged the full amount of the appointment if I was late.

8 Exercises All Men Must Do for Incredible Sex

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Even if a man's sex life is going along great, he needs to not take things for granted. To keep bedroom moves fresh, vibrant and exciting, a man needs to care enough to do what it takes to make that happen. Here are the moves all men must do to achieve this:

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Written with Heather White, Nalini's Co-Chair on the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for th...

Learning From Joan Lunden

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

We all have our struggles, that's just part of being human. But how we handle what we're dealt is strictly up to us. I have always said that the great equalizer is between our ears...our choices, thoughts and responses. In many ways, we are our answer!

Why Rita Wilson's Message Matters for Everyone

Darryle Pollack | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

Rita's example illustrates a relatively recent shift in health care, with decisions not handed down by the doctor from above but made by as a partnership between the doctor and the patient.

Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Be Fatal For Young Women Than Young Men

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 07/22/2014 10:35 AM on LiveScience Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients a...

10 Awesome Breast Cancer Gifts

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

Cancer can take away so much, and yet nothing in my life has taught me more about myself -- or others.

Go Red for Women: Increasing Heart Disease Awareness

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Guerra | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Guerra

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

Lack of Knowledge on Long-Term Contraception Is the Real Danger for Women

Jessica Kiley, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kiley, M.D.

Setting politics and religion aside, it is true that contraceptive medications as a whole serve an important role in women's health. But the latest media stories about the dangers of using these birth control methods are not where the sound bytes should end. A much bigger issue is at risk.

Ladies, Your Muscles Are Sexy

Andrew Dixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dixon

I've rarely encountered a female personal training client who wasn't scared of getting too muscular. While I understand these fears come from the pictures of female bodybuilders and probably male bodybuilders as well, these fears really are unwarranted.

This App Could Save Your Life

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

One techy solution makes it easier to stay healthy. By Jessica Press The numbers are hard to ignore: African-American women are 40 percent more ...

It's Time For Women To Pay More Attention To This Health Concern

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

We've decided to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help close the knowledge gap. We are true soul mates in this marriage: Both HuffPost and the AHA are passionately committed to promoting ways to improve health and decrease stress.

My Work is Not Done

Wanda Chestnut | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Wanda Chestnut

In December 2012, I had the honor of voluntarily traveling to the Edna Adan University Hospital Somaliland for two weeks to learn, understand, educate and care for women who had been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

10 Things You May Not Know About Lady Parts

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul This area is gorgeously complicated and full of surprises. Here are just a few. 1. During arousal, your lady parts act like his...

Saving the Lives of Women Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Mother's Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health.

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

Better dynamic stability via training in the pre-season will hopefully decrease the amount of ACL injuries over the next season. The key is to make certain the athlete is training properly and aware of landing correctly.