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U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

A new study finds that the rate of cervical cancer in American women may actually be higher than previously thought, especially among older women and ...

In Awe of Me

Debbie Fink | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Debbie Fink

I didn't like being the benchmark for which "strong" was based. Rather, I just wanted to be "Debbie": normal, cancer-free and worrying about which pre-natal vitamins to take, not what chemo won't make me vomit, mortality and, worst, not being able to have kids of my own.

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

Hormone Replacement at Menopause: The Profound Importance of 'Maybe'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My colleagues and I published our paper because we believe a small percentage, but still a very large number, of women are being harmed -- even killed -- due to an inappropriate aversion to the very concept of hormone replacement.

Ask the Mutant: The Top 5,840 Pearls of Mom Wisdom

Eva Moon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Eva Moon

Perhaps with increased awareness, support and research, there will come a day when no child can escape the protracted annoyance of motherly advice. I hope so.

Estrogen and Evidence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are certainly not saying that every woman with a hysterectomy should take estrogen. Our argument is exactly against the oversimplification of one-size-fits-all approaches.

'No Worries' and Other Phrases I Hate

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Enjoy your day." To me, it sounds like an order. Enjoy your day or what? The enjoy-your-day police will arrest me for lack of day enjoyment?

Ask the Mutant: It's Fine for Angelina -- She's Rich

Eva Moon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

While Angelina Jolie may have more advantages than most of us, the biggest advantage she had was not money, but access to people who provided her with good information about her options.

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Like me, Angelina Jolie opted to do whatever she could to drastically decrease the odds of being diagnosed with cancer -- she underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.

What Made This Woman Feel 'Empty Beyond Measure'

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I had no idea how much my identity was tied to you or the wave of emotion I would feel after you were gone.

Dr. Lauren Streicher Answers Women's Most Common Hysterectomy Questions

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

How your doctor performs a hysterectomy depends on both a woman's health history and the reason for the surgery.

Ask OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher A Question!

Posted 11.13.2012 | MarloThomas

I will be meeting with OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher soon on Mondays with Marlo! Dr. Streicher is well-versed on women's health, so now is your chance t...

How I Beat Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Be an advocate for yourself and stop making other people the expert on your own life. I do think doctors know a lot, and they're in their profession to do good and to help. However, no one knows you more than you!

WATCH: Hormone Therapy After A Hysterectomy, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

I met with health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman to discuss hormone replacement therapy after a hysterectomy. Is it really necessary? Check out more u...

Estrogen and Cognitive Function: Ask Dr. Pat

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I recently got a letter from a reader asking whether a hysterectomy was the only way to eliminate complications she was experiencing as a result of hormone therapy.

Toni Braxton Tells Family She Needs Surgery

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Toni Braxton gathered her family around the table for another announcement on "Braxton Family Values" (Thu., 9 p.m. EST on WE). But Trina was already ...

On Menopause: Men Know Nothing -- It's Time To Change

Yashar Ali | Posted 11.09.2011 | Women
Yashar Ali

I really can't imagine a man "just living with" something as emotionally and physically traumatizing as menopause.

How To Know If A Hysterectomy Is Right For You

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Hysterectomy remains the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States after Cesarean section. But each patient should be treated as an individual.

Study: 2 Good Choices To Prevent Breast Cancer

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Older women at higher risk for breast cancer now have two good drug options for preventing the disease, but they will have to weigh the trade-offs, a ...