Women -- who are at higher risk than men for certain dangerous arrhythmias, and subsequent stroke in some cases -- are often told that their palpitations are "just due to anxiety." But even though they can be triggered by anxiety, it is important for doctors to rule out any dangerous arrhythmias before dismissing the palpitations as only the result of worrying.
Women have the right to make their own informed choices concerning their sexual health; that gender equality should be the standard when it comes to access to treatments for sexual dysfunction; and that the approval of safe and effective treatments for women's sexual dysfunction should be a priority for action by the FDA.
All across the country right-wing candidates with extreme, outdated views on women's rights are running for seats in the U.S. Senate and calling for the passage of "personhood" bills and amendments.
In 2013, Noel Franus founded P.ink, which stands for "personal ink," an organization that helps breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction by connecting them with a tattoo artist. The artist works with the survivor to create tattoo designs to cover and hide scar tissue from such operations.
When the last day of treatment arrives, the release of tension is huge; no more fighting, no more bracing against the assaults on your body, no more indignities to your soul, no more feeling like a science project. Your body is once again your sacred domain and you can close the doors and begin to heal.
You should be more afraid to offend a woman by asking if she is pregnant than by not asking. Ultimately, it's none of your business unless she wants it to be your business.
Half of all states have a mandatory waiting period of 24 hours, but Missouri, South Dakota and Utah took it a step further. And sorry not sorry, if your pregnancy falls on a weekend or holiday, you've got to wait even longer.
Cynics call October "Pinktober." I am not a cynic. But I feel a little sad when October ends only because many companies and journalists redirect their attention to other "seasonal causes" that sell their products and newspapers, viewers and ratings.
Supporters touted egg freezing as the most important advancement in women's reproductive freedom since the oral contraceptive pill. Critics claimed that companies offering egg freezing were pressuring female employees to not have children while pursuing a career.
There are beacons of hope, drum beats starting in far corners of the world, people working to change the conversation and create awareness. Nowhere is this more apparent than my home, Saudi Arabia.
I don't need your suggestions because I have all I need already. You see, as well as an innate inability to quickly process the concepts of life-long and incurable I am blessed with the most amazing gift man has. Hope.
The reason our laws have been out of step with what would be best for women is simple: women have not voted as if their lives depend on it.
With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.
So many emotional benefits can be achieved by trying to align your expectation with realistic outcomes. But this can only be done if we get into the habit of looking for solutions rather than drowning in situations.
We use the term mental health and of course we talk about physical health, but we very rarely talk about emotional health. And yet our emotions are absolutely integral to the way in which we relate and engage with our world.
I recently read about an amazing program that recruits and trains cancer survivors to act as peer navigators, or "cancer coaches," to newly diagnosed cancer patients.