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.

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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Breast Cancer and the Angelina Jolie Effect

There is nothing like a celebrity to call attention to a preventable disease, especially if that disease is cancer. In March 2000, then-Today Show host Katie Couric, whose husband Jay Monahan died of colorectal...
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From Orthopedic Surgeon to Designer Shoes-The Story of Taryn Rose

Taryn Rose's story is a journey from her early childhood in war-torn Vietnam to a top designer shoe entrepreneur via a detour through Medical School
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Republican Party: Adapt or Clear Out

Social science has generated massive evidence that successful social movements accommodated change within them and the ones that resisted change became extinct.

Raising a Twin with Sacral Agenesis: A New State of Normal

Julie's mom Charlotte writes about her early years raising her daughter born with sacral agenesis and destined to have more than 40 surgeries by age 40,
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ChickRx – Expert Medical Advice To Get Happy, Healthy & Hot

The best way to describe ChickRx, a new medical advice website, is to have you think about what would happen if WebMD met Cosmo.
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Pregnancy and Autonomy – Whose Body is it Anyway?

Do “the rights” of an unborn fetus really trump everything else in the mother’s life, including her own health? Whose body is it anyway?
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Happy 40th Title IX, You Changed Medical School Forever

Authored by Congresswoman Patsy Mink, Title IX, was passed in 1972. Afterward, women applied and got accepted to medical school in droves.
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The Sad Politics of Emergency Contraception

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius instructed FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg not to approve the application to make Plan B One-Step available to all women.
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Wanna harass me? iHollaback

Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment, a common, under-prosecuted, form of gender-based violence, using mobile technology.
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Home HPV Testing – A New Tool for Cervical Cancer Screening

A randomized trial has shown that home sampling for HPV is 3 times as sensitive as conventional Pap smears in detecting advanced HPV-related lesions or cancer.

Ten Facts About Women and Hunger

Women make up slightly more than 50% of the world’s population but account for over 60% of the world’s hungry. It's time to do something about it.

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