During heart attacks, women often suffer from symptoms that are far different than the stereotypical chest pains that men experience. And recognizing those signs -- and getting to an emergency room ASAP -- could save your life.
On International Women's Day, Jhpiego salutes women, many of whom struggle every day to keep themselves and their families alive and healthy without the guarantees of nutritious food, good health, basic education or a safe home.
For young women with breast cancer, the stakes of treatment are greater -- in terms of potential for life-years saved, and in terms of the risks of therapy
FP2020 is an initiative that requires innovation, changing 'business as usual,' meeting the needs of women, and creating public-private partnerships. The Jadelle Access Program demonstrates all of these characteristics.
Getting my period meant I was healthy. And that was the problem. I didn't want to be healthy; I wanted to be skinny. And I wanted to be skinny more than I wanted to be anything else. When I was 11, a friend asked me what superpower I wanted. I told her I wanted to be invisible.
Over the last decade, trends in the fitness world have come and gone, but here to stay is the changed attitudes toward gender-specific exercise. Overwhelmingly, fitness experts believe in the benefits that both men and women get from strength training.
Sometimes it's the mirror that delivers the shock; sometimes it's a photo. Changes in hair and skin show up during our menopausal transition, often bringing an unwelcome sense that our attractive years are over. This isn't true.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the FDA approved Osphena, a new drug for painful sex. It's a class of meds called selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs, and is similar to other medications of this type, such as Tomoxifen and Raloxifene.
It has been awhile since I have blogged here on HuffPost. Blame it on the "endless" presidential election of 2012 or the seemingly disheartened state ...
My daughter and I sit in parallel agitation. She is frustrated. I am too. She wants her freedom. I want mine too. We want the same thing, this freedom...
According to solid research, historically African American women are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of race-related stress, given their socially constructed identities as African Americans and as women.
How your doctor performs a hysterectomy depends on both a woman's health history and the reason for the surgery.
From South Africa to Eritrea to Pakistan, my work has introduced me again and again to fearless mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters who defy the status quo and insist on freedoms inherent in them.
More women with heart disease are getting pregnant, ABC2News reports -- a growing issue now that more women over 40 are giving birth. There are lots o...
Let's celebrate Valentine's Day as an enjoyable activity that lifts emotions, incorporating a mindful or companionable walk and a heart-healthy meal. The holiday devoted to hearts is a good day to determine if your heart is in the right place for good health.
'Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.' - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Letter to Susan B. Anthony, [June ...