Women's Health

Cutting-edge stories about innovations in women’s health. Women’s Health editor, Anna Villarreal, can be contacted at info@annavillahealth.com.

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Why Screening 3-D Mammograms Should Be a Covered Benefit

A new screening technology for breast cancer, 3-D mammograms, improves early cancer detection and reduces false positives. However, many insurers are denying coverage for this test even though it is only slightly more expensive than traditional mammography.

These Popular Cosmetic Procedures Aren’t as Safe as You Think

Fast results of a thinner, tighter, younger look within an hour are very alluring, but how many of these miracle procedures actually do what they claim to?
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4 Critical Numbers All Women Need to Know for a Healthy Heart

By knowing your numbers, you can take control of your heart health and treat risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider's help.
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6 Metabolic Benefits of Strength Training For Women

Modern approaches to strength training tailored for women can result in significant metabolic benefits without bulking you up. Here's the evidence.

How to Minimize the Risk of ASD During Your Pregnancy

Although the exact cause of autism is unknown, there are some things you can do that might minimize the risk of your child being born with ASD.
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13 Reasons Why a Vasectomy is a Better Choice for Men and Women

Did you know that vasectomies can be performed on men and women? It is a reliable form of birth control that helps prevent unplanned pregnancy.

Did You Know That Sexual Assault Can Happen in Relationships Too?

Did you know that many of sexual assaults occur in the context of a romantic relationship (husband and wife, partners, or dating)? Here are some questions to ask to see if you are experiencing abuse.

Domestic Violence is Harmful to Your Health

Domestic violence is a serious threat to health even in the absence of physical injuries. It affects huge numbers of women and men around the world. Here are proven steps to help you cope and improve your health.

Why Maternal Mortality is Rising in the United States

Despite a 44% decline in global maternal mortality since 1990, the rate of women dying from complications during and after pregnancy or childbirth is rising in the U.S.

What Do Women Really Want When It Comes to Men?

What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.

Hope on the Horizon for Uterine Fibroids

Although fibroids are benign tumors, they cause both physical and psychological distress. Until recently, treatment was primarily surgery, but new drugs are offering alternatives for women who can't have or don't want a hysterectomy.
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Health Insurance for Infertility: What You Need to Know

It's best to understand your health insurance and other payment options before embarking on infertility treatment.

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