This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.
Abortion is both a tricky and a touchy subject. In the midst of fervent pro-choice and pro-life debates today, we can lose sight of the fact that abortion actually has a long medical history.
Sure, some creams and lotions developed by dermatologists and hair professionals work, but take a quick look at the contents on your favorite jar of $100 miracle potion -- chances are, at least of the few "magical" ingredients included are essential oils.
Some of the sharpest drops in abortion rates occurred in states that are supportive of women's reproductive rights, such as Washington State, New York and Oregon. These states do not restrict access to abortion, and they do prioritize improving access to health care more broadly.
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.
It's the time of month many of us dread, but menstruation is just a part of life. We're fortunate enough to have access to feminine hygiene products (and Midol!), that allow us to go about our everyday lives when our period comes, but for many other girls and women around the world, that is not the case.
It is possible to start having more energy and a slimmer waistline without dieting, having to eat low-fat foods or living on a treadmill.
Despite this large number of women affected by cardiovascular disease, women and minorities are underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials. Only one-third of cardiovascular clinical trials report sex-specific results, making it ever more difficult for researchers and clinicians to know how a particular drug or device will affect women.
"This is my post pregnancy weight", said a co-worker of mine, when I worked in cancer research, 30 years ago. She was commenting on the fact that I wa...
Imagine the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer. How might you feel? Now, visualize the feelings of being in remission. How might this excitem...
It may seem strange that writing about playing like a kid is part of a series of blogs about sex, but let's face it, sex is just another form of play. Sure, it's adult play, but if you've forgotten how to play like a kid, my guess is that you're not maximizing the potential for enjoyment in your sex life. At least I certainly wasn't.
This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.
Surrendering doesn't mean you put on the rose-colored glasses and pretend your life is full of sunshine, glitter and butterflies. It's accepting your current situation and acknowledging the potential benefits and opportunities your chronic health struggles are bringing into your life.
I was 23 years old. I had recently graduated from college, returned from a life-changing trip to Kenya, moved into my cool apartment in downtown Philly, and settled into my first "real" job. I was lovin' life and out to change the world. And then, I found a pea-sized lump above my collarbone.
Migraines and sex... Since I'm a sex educator and a chronic migraineur, you can imagine I think about those two things quite a lot. Even though the e...
There's an underlying dynamic that can get in the way of health for ourselves and for the world. It's power. How does power relate to your wellness? ...