Women's Health

Can a mammogram save my life?Mammograms -- X-ray pictures of the breasts -- are a valuable but imperfect tool for detecting breast cancer. The death rate from breast cancer has dropped dramatically in the last 20 or 30 years,...
How does breast cancer occur?Breast cells become cancerous when they mutate and start to multiply at an abnormally fast pace, crowding out healthy tissue. The abnormal cells grow into a dense mass that may be visible on a mammogram...
What's the disease that women fear the most? The answer is most likely to be breast cancer. And if you ask them the disease they're most likely to get, their answer would be breast cancer as well.But they would...
Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of more than...
Women of all ages should be paying more attention to their daily intake of vegetables. As I have said in the past, I think that in this century more than ever before, humans are being exposed to many toxins...
I'm so tired now that I'm pregnant. Is this normal?It's normal to feel absolutely dog-tired during pregnancy. In fact, most women find they need a great deal more sleep while pregnant, especially during the first and last trimesters. You...
Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.But, a new study suggests that equal numbers of males and females are conceived and female embryos are less likely to survive."It...
This past Sunday in the New York Times, there was a wonderful article written by an OB-GYN talking about all the difficulties and dangers of being significantly obese and having a baby. Obesity is certainly a national problem and...
In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie has once again impressed me with her courage in discussing the very personal and potentially life-saving choices she has made about her health.Angelina revealed she recently underwent surgery...
When a woman receives a positive pregnancy test, especially for their first child, the feeling of happiness and excitement is immeasurable. You look forward to the future of your healthy pregnancy – and you absolutely should. But you should...