Yes, You Can Prevent Cervical Cancer (Almost) Entirely

It wasn't all that long ago that cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for women throughout the United States. However, the number of cervical cancer diagnoses and the number of deaths have gone down significantly in recent decades. The primary reason for the decrease? The regular occurrence of Pap tests, which are

Understanding the Five Types of Gynecological Cancers

While you may be well versed with the routine Pap smear* that involves the slightly uncomfortable insertion of a metal speculum into your nether regions, there is likely a lot you don't know when it comes to gynecological cancer. For instance, the Pap only tests for cervical cancer — there are four other entirely different

Your Commonly Asked Breastfeeding Questions, Answered

The art of breastfeeding can be a conundrum for many new (and even experienced!) moms — from latch to milk supply to the frequency of feeds. But there's no doubt when it comes to the endless benefits that breast milk can provide your baby. Known to many as nature's perfect baby food, breast milk is

The Reality of Postpartum Depression

Bringing a new baby into the family can introduce a whole host of emotions, from excitement and joy to sadness and anxiety. The flux of hormones coupled with the extreme life change, be it your first baby or your fifth, can contribute to several of these negative feelings. This can cause both confusion and even

Listen Up, Ladies: Your Heart’s Health Matters

While heart disease may often be considered a primary problem for men, it's actually the leading cause of death for both men and women. Shocking, right? And though heart disease may be more common in those who are older or post-menopause, it is something that women of all ages should take seriously. In fact, one

Clueless About Menopause? Here’s What You Need to Know

While it's something many of us don't want to think about, menopause is bound to hit basically 100 percent of women. If you have a menstrual cycle, you're going to be gifted with "the change" at some point during your 40s and 50s (51 is the average age in the U.S. for the onset of

5 Health-Related Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

The new year often brings the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings, making it an optimal time to kickstart any self-improvement goals. But the fact is, more than half of all New Year's resolutions fail, often for one of three reasons: It's based on what someone else (or society) thinks you should change,

What You Need to Know About Early Breast Cancer Screenings

While pink ribbons seem to run rampant during the month of October, breast cancer is a topic that should be on our minds 365 days a year — or at least some of those days. The truth? Females in the U.S. have a 12 percent chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetime — that's one

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