As October draws to a close, we applaud this advocacy initiative, and take stock of its achievements and the challenges ahead. Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a catalyst for many countries to increase resources for research and treatment, giving many women and their families renewed hope and a new lease on life.
By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.
After decades of educating the public about the importance of early detection, the new guidelines are indeed confusing and controversial. In the new guidelines, the recommended age for annual screening mammography was increased from age 40 to age 45 for women "of average risk for breast cancer."
Halloween is right around the corner! You're probably brainstorming about how to scare the neighbor's kids with your spooky home decor, snacking on en...
You're a grown-ass woman who's been getting her period for a long-ass time. And yet... every month you're thrown off guard with cramps, bloating, fatigue, cravings and a generally sour mood. Next month, reach for one of these nine foods, and instantly feel better.
I'm 32 and peed my pants on my daughter's field trip. If I was waiting for a sign that I needed to take this part, postpartum incontinence, more seriously, I'd say this is it.
A baby girl born today could well live beyond the end of this century. But if she is to enter the 22nd century happy, healthy, and financially secure, we need to start making some big changes to the way the world treats and cares for older people -- now.
We all have control over the decisions we make on a daily basis, including how we spend our money or what TV program we watch or whether we need to see a doctor -- right? But for the almost 7 million women who are abused by a partner or spouse each year, that may not be the case.
Even though the texture of my neck leaves a lot to be desired, no amount of weight training can keep my upper arms from jiggling --and my bra size is a 36 long --My life is far from over!
A population explosion, a drought, and a draining aquifer. Add uncaring leadership, and this is the tragedy of Syria, from which refugees flee into a reluctant Europe, the latest example of how ever more people and extreme weather are creating resource conflicts and refugees worldwide.
It has long been clear that effects of hormone replacement are best when treatment begins early rather than late after menopause. The data showed such distinctions, but they too were obscured by a rush to summary judgment.
Planned Parenthood and other family-planning clinics hold a central place as part of a truly robust health care and health/safety education solution. They're working. And we need more -- not less -- support and building upon what's working.
I share this story today as a tribute to Jennifer and as a shout-out to those individuals and organizations supporting the new guidelines for mammography, which propose conducting screening mammography later in life and with less frequency.
A year ago, I went out for runs in whatever raggedy old stretchy thing would provide the best camouflage. Now I gear up in clothes that work for me because this is a passion I've proven my commitment to.
PINKtober is a time when my favorite color reigns in its soft light. A great time to share my experiences and other women's I look up to. But pink isn...
Regardless of whether a domestic abuser is a boyfriend, spouse, ex-spouse, or father of his victim's child, that person should obviously lose the privilege of gun ownership. We must address the very real dangers of guns in dating violence and domestic abuse by closing the "boyfriend loophole."