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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When Governors Play Doctor, Women Suffer

A rash of ridiculous bills that limit women's reproductive rights continues to be signed into law by Governors practicing medicine with their pens.
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3 Best Pregnancy Workouts

Pregnancy is no time to turn into a soda-sipping, chip 'n dipping couch potato. Here are three great ways to stay in shape during those nine months.
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Stressed? 10 Ways It Shows Up on Your Face

How we approach and mentally manage the routine stressors in our lives impacts how fast or slow we age.
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Mother’s Milk is Best for Preemies—and Donor Milk May Be Second-Best

Breastfeeding and human milk ensure the optimal development of infants.
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The New Treatment Paradigm for Early Stage Breast Cancer

The new paradigm for treatment of early stage breast cancer is based on the biologic type of cancer, rather than what stage it is.
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How Women in Medicine View Leadership

Have we come a long way, baby? When it comes to women in medicine, the answer is yes, no, and maybe.
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Emergency Contraception – An Update

For women who got pregnant because, for whatever reason, they could not consistently take birth control pills as prescribed, the copper IUD may well be the emergency contraception of choice because it prevents further unintended pregnancies.
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The Problem of Dense Breasts

Forty-three percent of women ages 40-74 have mammographically dense breasts making it difficult, if not impossible in some cases, to detect cancer on routine mammogram screening.
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Cyrcadia Health: A Wearable, Social Breast Cancer Screening Bra

Cyrcadia has developed a complex sensing grid that can sense temperature changes in throughout the tissues of both breasts. And there's an app to make monthly screening social....really?

Women in Healthcare and Leadership: The XX in Health Retreat

The 5th XX in Health Retreat in Sausalito, California, featured women leaders from across the industry sharing their personal stories about leadership.
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Can Mandated Benefits Violate Corporate Religious Freedom?

Pat Salber explores the issues surrounding mandated contraception coverage and the claim that it violates a corporation's religious freedom.

We Care Solar’s Laura Stachel MD is a CNN Hero

Dr. Laura Stachel witnessed the tragic impact lack of power has on health outcomes in the developing world. Her company, We Care Solar, now delivers solar energy in a suitcase

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