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Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Be Fatal For Young Women Than Young Men

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 07/22/2014 10:35 AM on LiveScience Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients a...

10 Awesome Breast Cancer Gifts

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

Cancer can take away so much, and yet nothing in my life has taught me more about myself -- or others.

Go Red for Women: Increasing Heart Disease Awareness

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Simón | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Simón

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

Lack of Knowledge on Long-Term Contraception Is the Real Danger for Women

Jessica Kiley, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kiley, M.D.

Setting politics and religion aside, it is true that contraceptive medications as a whole serve an important role in women's health. But the latest media stories about the dangers of using these birth control methods are not where the sound bytes should end. A much bigger issue is at risk.

Ladies, Your Muscles Are Sexy

Andrew Dixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dixon

I've rarely encountered a female personal training client who wasn't scared of getting too muscular. While I understand these fears come from the pictures of female bodybuilders and probably male bodybuilders as well, these fears really are unwarranted.

This App Could Save Your Life

Posted 09.04.2013 | OWN

One techy solution makes it easier to stay healthy. By Jessica Press The numbers are hard to ignore: African-American women are 40 percent m...

It's Time For Women To Pay More Attention To This Health Concern

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

We've decided to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help close the knowledge gap. We are true soul mates in this marriage: Both HuffPost and the AHA are passionately committed to promoting ways to improve health and decrease stress.

My Work is Not Done

Wanda Chestnut | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Wanda Chestnut

In December 2012, I had the honor of voluntarily traveling to the Edna Adan University Hospital Somaliland for two weeks to learn, understand, educate and care for women who had been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

10 Things You May Not Know About Lady Parts

Posted 05.22.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul This area is gorgeously complicated and full of surprises. Here are just a few. 1. During arousal, your lady parts act like his...

Saving the Lives of Women Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Mother's Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health.

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

Better dynamic stability via training in the pre-season will hopefully decrease the amount of ACL injuries over the next season. The key is to make certain the athlete is training properly and aware of landing correctly.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: 5 More Women Who Shaped Our Health

Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living

This past week, in honor of Women's History Month, we released our picks for the 50 women who shaped America's health. And, as we said at the time, we...

6 Often-Missed Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

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.

New Painful Sex Drug Is Approved

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

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.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo to discuss the ins and outs of women's health. Dr. Sny...

Reframing Pro-Choice: Will it Work?

Laura Carroll | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Laura Carroll

It is time to reframe the issue away from "choice" versus "life." But can a broader justice frame be enough to bring together factions who will still have passionately different views on abortion?