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Women's Health
Thinking About a 'Mommy Makeover'?

( - New York, NY, December 12, 2017 – Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding often brings great joy but it can also alter a woman's body so much that sometimes she feels like she no longer recognizes herself.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:33:12 PM

Women's Health
For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

( - Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women...

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:39:10 AM

Women's Health
Placenta Consumption Offers Few Benefits for New Moms

( - A groundbreaking study by UNLV researchers shows that taking placenta capsules has little to no effect on postpartum mood, maternal bonding, or fatigue, when compared to a placebo.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:23:43 AM

Women's Health
For Older Women, Every Movement Matters

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — Folding your laundry or doing the dishes might not be the most enjoyable parts of your day. But simple activities like these may help prolong your life

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:43:25 AM

Women's Health
Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, November 15, 2017 – A developing fetus receives oxygen and nutrients from the mother via the placenta and the umbilical cord.

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:54:25 AM

Women's Health
Exposure to Chemical During Pregnancy May Cause Health Problems for Offspring

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A chemical called bisphenol A — BPA — used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy....

Nov 9, 2017 - 3:26:36 PM

Women's Health
IIUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer

( - LOS ANGELES – Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:04:52 AM

Women's Health
Understanding the Complexities of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Pregnant Women

( - WASHINGTON – As the use of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) grows, there has been concern within the medical community that a poor understanding of this technique among clinicians and patients could negatively impact pregnancies.

Nov 3, 2017 - 11:14:57 AM

Women's Health
Research Finds Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Connected to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Middle-Aged Women

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. – In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women

Nov 2, 2017 - 12:28:28 PM

Women's Health
Premature Labor: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, November 2017 – A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. Regular contractions that cause the cervix to open are considered premature or preterm labor if they begin before 37 weeks.

Nov 2, 2017 - 10:34:42 AM

Women's Health
Breast Health Tips

( - People commonly think of breast cancer when they hear about breast health, especially in October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:18:04 PM

Alcoholism Issues
There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

(  - BINGHAMTON, NY- Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:45:02 AM

Women's Health
Using Radar to Make Breast Surgery Easier for Women

( - Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue-locating technology....

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:47:51 AM

Women's Health
Nipple-sparing Surgery Is Safe for Women with Harmful BRCA Mutations

( - New York, NY, October 25, 2017 – According to the National Cancer Institute, the risk of breast cancer is approximately 12% for women in the general population, which means that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life.

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:15:38 AM

Women's Health
Women Who Give Birth in Winter or Spring Less Likely to Have Postpartum Depression

( - BOSTON – Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD)

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:26:26 AM

Cancer Issues
Scientists Track Ovarian Cancers to Site of Origin: Fallopian Tubes

( - Some scientists have suspected that the most common form of ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes, the thin fibrous tunnels that connect the ovaries to the uterus.

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:14:32 AM

Women's Health
New Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

( - Northwestern Medicine has launched a first of its kind center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women for two often unmet areas of women’s healthcare – sexual health and menopause.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:36:09 AM

Women's Health
Overall Contraceptive Use in the United States Remained Steady from 2008 to 2014

( - The overall proportion of U.S. women who used a method of contraception did not change between 2008 and 2014, according to a new study by Guttmacher researchers Megan Kavanaugh and Jenna Jerman, just published in Contraception.

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:52:17 PM

Aging Issues
Childhood Poverty, Poor Support May Drive Up Pregnant Woman’s Biological Age

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:27:44 AM

Women's Health
Risk of Caesarean Section Is Heritable

( - During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide.

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:14:47 AM

Women's Health
Abnormal Placentation: Early Diagnosis is Essential

( - New York, NY, October 17, 2017 – During pregnancy, the placenta is the life support system for the developing fetus. Formed from embryonic cells that burrow into the uterine wall....

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:56:33 AM

Women's Health
Epidurals Don’t Slow Labor

( - BOSTON – Epidural analgesia – a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine – is the most effective method of labor pain relief.

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:50:28 AM

Women's Health
Do Mammograms Work? (VIDEO)

( - Do I need to get screening mammograms, and, if so, how often should I get them? That's a question many women ask.

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:39:28 PM

Women's Health
Celebrity-Endorsed 'Natural' Hormone Therapies Aren’t What Many Women Think

( - In 2002, a clinical trial found that the harmful side effects of a traditional hormone therapy combination outweighed the benefits for chronic disease prevention in postmenopausal women.

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:36:30 AM

Women's Health
For Women, High Blood Pressure in Your 40s May Be Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia 

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in the October 4, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Oct 5, 2017 - 11:01:36 AM

Women's Health
Mom's Blood Pressure Affects Child's Obesity Risk

When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children’s risk of developing childhood obesity

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:06:46 PM

Women's Health
Ectopic Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

( - New York, NY, September 27, 2017 – For pregnancy to occur, an egg must be released from the ovary, travel through the fallopian tube, and be met and fertilized there by a sperm.

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:28:32 AM

Women's Health
Understanding Premature Birth: Why It Affects so Many Women and How a New Test Can Help Identify a Patient's Risk

( - Despite major advances in maternal-fetal medicine over the last several decades, there is one issue that continues to negatively affect women and babies, regardless of age, ethnicity or geographical location: premature birth.

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:09:54 PM

Women's Health
Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

( - Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment

Sep 15, 2017 - 10:21:05 AM

Women's Health
Online Calculator Quantifies Link Between Rising Breastfeeding Rates and Population Health

( - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In a new study published ahead of print today by Breastfeeding Medicine, researchers have created an online calculator to estimate the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health.

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:35:09 PM

Women's Health
The March of Dimes Launches Campaign to Give All Moms and Babies a Healthier Tomorrow

( - WHITE PLAINS, New York
, Sept. 14, 2017 -- Today, the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit for pregnancy and baby health, launched its 2017 Give them tomorrow campaign

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:16:21 PM

Women's Health
Do I Need a Pap Test Every Year?

( - New York, NY, September 14, 2017 – Before the Pap test was adopted as a standard screening test in the 1950s, cervical cancer was among the leading causes of cancer death in women.

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:42:40 AM

Women's Health
New Drug Shown to Lower Risk of Fracture in Women with Osteoporosis

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A new drug that boosts bone formation has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis when compared to one of the most commonly used osteoporosis medications.

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:13:21 AM

Women's Health
Campaigns to Reduce Elective Early-Term Births Effective

( - A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida shows that programs aimed at reducing early-term elective births have been successful, reducing the number of health complications in mothers and babies.

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:58:52 AM

Women's Health
Breast Reconstruction: Why Patient Perceptions Differ

( - New York, NY, September 12, 2017 – Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a very subjective experience. Different women who undergo the same type of breast reconstruction may have very different perceptions of newly reconstructed breasts depending on the starting point.

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:15:38 AM

Women's Health
Womanhood Is Not Defined By A Uterus: Debunking Myths About Hysterectomy

( - Who you are today has less to do with your anatomy than it did when previous generations insisted on defining gender roles.

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:01:21 AM

Women's Health
Emergency tips from the March of Dimes for Pregnant Women and Mothers of Infants

, Sept. 8, 2017 -- As residents of Florida and the Southeast brace for Hurricane Irma, and possibly other storms to follow that could bring high-speed winds and torrential rain....

Sep 8, 2017 - 1:57:27 PM

Women's Health
It’s Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy

( - New York, NY, September 7, 2017 – Years ago it was commonplace for women reaching middle age to undergo hysterectomy as a matter of course for “female problems,” and the surgery itself typically involved a large incision and a long recovery.

Sep 7, 2017 - 11:03:56 AM

Women's Health
Young and Female: A Good Combination for Kidney Health?

( - Bethesda, Md. —Young females may have the greatest level of protection against acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by the chemotherapy drug Cisplatin

Sep 6, 2017 - 11:06:24 AM

Women's Health
10 Things College Women Can Do to Protect Their Gynecologic Health

( - For young women heading off to college, it can be a time filled with the excitement of living away from home. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar....

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:59:42 AM

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