When it comes to Ken Cuccinelli, women in Virginia aren't buying what he's selling. Turns out the more Virginians learn about Cuccinelli's positions on women's health, the less likely they are to vote for him.
As I started talking with the radiology tech about the process, and how many boobs she handles in the course of a day and the various attitudes she experiences, she said, "No one's happy to get this done," and I instantly replied, "Oh, I am."
How fitting that this year Breast Cancer Awareness Month also coincides with the launch of the Affordable Care Act's Health Care Marketplaces.
Today, I know so many women and men who desperately want to experience that very same joy. In just a few short days, an embryo will be implanted within Tara's uterus, formed by a loving mother and father who are unable to create a baby without Tara's help. And so, for Tara, I have written this prayer.
It is beyond dispute that when the women of Pennsylvania do well, their families do well, their children thrive and communities prosper. That is reason enough for Pennsylvania to start climbing up from the bottom rungs of the 50 states.
Sometimes fertility and menopause clash when a woman has not had a baby and is either still looking for a partner or requires treatment that propels her suddenly into menopause.
Women's experience of sleep loss is different, and requires sensitivity to feminine factors that may cause and maintain sleep difficulties. Focusing on ways to get quality sleep can help prevent the many health, cognitive and emotional consequences of sleep loss.
Let's face it -- you may not be "just a few days away from a new and improved you," but with a sustained commitment to health and fitness the definition of "the new you" has limitless potential.
Reconstruction should be viewed as part of the whole treatment because it affects the whole person.
This October, there's some encouraging news on the breast cancer front. Yes, there are new drugs in the pipeline and ongoing trials -- the same old, real progress, slow as usual. Until last week, that is, when there came a hint of meaningful change in the breast cancer community.
The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.
In the middle of the celebratory Pink Cloud, that we in the breast cancer business call October, I think we need to stop and recognize that we are all in this together.
A woman's ability to get pregnant begins to decline as early as her twenties and it gets more and more difficult with time. The earlier women become aware of this, the better their chances are of conceiving when they are ready.
Politicians and marketers take note: by mid-century, nearly 20 percent of the world's population will be women aged 50 and over, numbering nearly two-billion in total. Indeed, as the global population ages, the female demographic surges ahead.
As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.
Growing up, I had the blessing and pleasure of having a mother who was a Title IX Crusader. In college, my mother participated in sit-ins so the women...